Why would someone like to purchase unfinished? Most homeowners often ask. They want something to be done and put together before purchase. But what about those who are unfamiliar with hardwood flooring fail to realize – Unfinished Engineered Hardwood Floors are the best option to customize a floor for your home.
What is unfinished wood flooring?
Unfinished or sometimes called as site-finish hardwood floors, are hardwood floors that do not have a top layer coat over the wood’s surface before the installation. Compared to prefinished hardwood floors, unfinished hardwood floors’ top coat is not applied until the floor has been laid.
What is the reason why site-finish hardwood floors are being used?
First of all, it is used for customization. Each plank can be sanded down and cut to absolutely match your home. Adhesion of individual planks will be that much better. Then there is staining. In many cases, people are not sure what staining they want for their floors, particularly if it is a new home just being built.
Homes take on a personality, but that personality cannot be recognized if the home is still in its development stages – if furniture is still being purchased and walls have yet to be painted. Through the use of an unfinished hardwood floor, you can choose the staining colors or a combination of colors to create a floor that completely suits and does not clash with the other elements in your home.
If you decide to go with an unfinished wood floor, you have the option to get an unfinished solid or an unfinished engineered hardwood floor. It is advisable to go an unfinished engineered floor because you can keep it stable throughout your home.
Solid hardwood floors cannot be used in areas where moisture exists like bathrooms and kitchens, making an unfinished solid hardwood somewhat ineffective. Still, it is up to you, as a homeowner, to select whether you want a solid or engineered hardwood floor.
Unfinished engineered hardwood floors come in a variety of domestic and exotic wood species – Ash, Cherry, Birch, Hickory, Maple, Red and White Oak, Walnut, and Pecan. All of these species are beautiful left as is, or with deep pigments to showcase their character lines.
Installing unfinished engineered hardwood floors is not something you want to take on yourself. It is so highly-custom and dependent on so many factors that it is best to leave that type of work to a professional. A professional hardwood installer will assist you from the start all the way to the finish line. And in addition they can often find you some great deals on discount floors too!