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Prefinished Wood Floors vs Unfinished Wood Floors


          Prefinished Wood Floors vs Unfinished
FAQSolid Unfinished Strip Oak Wood Flooring

  • Unfinished Wood Floors (No finish-bare wood floor)-This product whether solid or engineered must be job site finished. This can be a very dusty experience unless a dust containment systems is used. Job site sanding and finishing can take several days to over a week according to square footage, stains, and number of coats of top finish. Finishes are oil or water based in different sheens. This process needs to be done after ALL other trades have completed their work, allowing enough time to complete the job such that finishes can cure properly. Today some wood flooring contractors have dust containment equipment, which takes all dust outside to a container. Using this service will increase the cost per square foot.  Maintaining these finish are very important in providing a long life for your hardwood floor products. The cost of this process  vary around the country, but on the average can range from $2-$4 per sqr. ft., which includes a three course sanding and three coats of finish (oil or water based), with additional cost for prep (furniture and carpet removal), moldings and more expensive finishes. These unfinished wood floor products come in various thicknesses and widths.

  • See Finishing Wood Floors

  • Types of Finishes

  • Maintenance and Care

Prefinished Wood Floors for any room-GET FREE INQUIRY on wood floor productsPrefinished Wood Flooring -These products are produced in acrylic impregnated, engineered and solids. They are becoming the main stream of the "new" hardwood floor products. These new tough factory finishes are one of the main reason for making this type of hardwood floor product so popular with home owners, builders and DIY'ers alike. The other reason is the ease of installation and the elimination of dusty sanding procedures. These products can cost from $2-$7 per sqr. ft. not including installation cost, prep, moldings and added accents, borders, and custom work. Typically these prefinished wood floor products come in various thicknesses and widths. See Installation methods. 




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