Unfinished hardwood flooring is a growing favorite among homeowners in the Ocean County and Monmouth County NJ areas who prefer a rustic look. Technically, any hardwood can be purchased unfinished, though it’s an especially popular choice for oak, white ash, pine and other woods that look good with a variety of finishes.
Both prefinished flooring and unfinished flooring have their own unique sets of pros and cons, and often the question of which is a better fit for your particular project comes down to your particular tastes and priorities. Read on to learn about unfinished hardwood flooring, and what it can offer your Freehold, Holmdel, or Marlboro home.
What is Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished hardwood floors require sanding, staining, buffering and coating during the installation process, unlike prefinished hardwood floors, which are finished during the manufacturing process. The work is messy and time-consuming, but it has several advantages. For starters, unfinished floor boards tend to be more stable because they were sanded after placement. Installing unfinished hardwood also makes it easier to maintain continuity between individual floor boards; if you already have existing hardwood flooring in your home that you would like to match, purchasing unfinished hardwood flooring will allow your installation team to create the closest fit possible.
While unfinished hardwood flooring does have a number of perks, though, it’s important to keep in mind that those advantages only come with a a reputable installation team. Floor Coverings International does not recommend installing any hardwood flooring without previous experience, but installing unfinished hardwood comes with even more room for errors that can ultimately detract from the final look of your floor.
Call the Freehold, Holmdel, and Marlboro Experts
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in Monmouth County help you find unfinished hardwood flooring that’s just right for you and your home – and the right installation team for the job. Contact us today to schedule your free in-home estimate.
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