Some purists say, prefinished hardwood flooring can never match the beauty of a finished onsite hardwood floor. Others say that prefinished actually improves the final look, because sanding and sealing each board individually increases the floor’s uniformity.
In addition to the look, manufacturers like Shaw, Armstrong and Bruce have made some incredible advances in prefinished hardwood flooring technology. Integrating hard wearing and scuff surface finish like aluminum oxide, prefinished floors come with 25 year plus warranties. Aluminum oxide finishes can only be applied in the factory setting they require a UV curing process. Aluminum oxide finishes can never be applied during an onsite installation.
No matter what side you choose, it’s hard to ignore the convenience of prefinished hardwood flooring. Using wood flooring that has already been finished speeds up flooring installation and limits the disruption to your family’s day-to-day life.
Prefinished hardwood flooring is available in solid wood and engineered versions. Engineered hardwood flooring consists of a thin top layer of actual hardwood that is bonded to a plywood substrate, whereas solid is, as the name would imply, is one solid piece of hardwood.
If you’re looking for a beautiful hardwood solution, prefinished hardwood flooring in Binghamton NY may be an option for you. Contact us at Floor Coverings International for a free in-home consultation.
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