At thewoodfloorsource.com we help Builders, Architects, Retailers and Consumers alike choose the best wood products for their project needs. This effort is the result of being in the Hardwood flooring manufacturing and distribution for over 30 years. Knowledge of the specific product is a very important aspect of any successful project. We are here specifically for that reason.
Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
When Hardwood is made into Flooring and Finished at the factory it is called prefinished. It is sold according to specific grading, evaluating the length of the boards, the average length of the product, the uniformity in color, and the presence or absence of knots. All these factors weigh in on the final price, with Select and Better commanding the highest quality and price while Rustic has the worst average length, color uniformity and the lowest cost.
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring comes in a variety of Species and sizes just like Prefinished Hardwood Flooring. The most common use of Unfinished Hardwood is in new construction. The flooring is installed first, sanded, and finished in place.
Pros of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
- Exceptionally smooth like glass end product.
- No micro-bevels or bevels in place
- Easy to stain or custom stain
- Variety of Chemical finishes available
Cons of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
- Longer installation and finishing times can be an incovenience
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