Prefinished hardwood flooring, also known as "factory finished flooring," means the stain and finish are applied during manufacturing in a controlled environment. Prefinished flooring comes in both solid hardwood where it is wood all the way through and engineered where it is made up of layers where only the top layer is true hardwood. Engineered is a good option on concrete where solid is not feasible or if you want hardwood planks over 5" wide.
Prefinished hardwood flooring is durable, low maintenance and comes in a wide variety of wood species, colors and textures. The stains and coatings are applied over real hardwood and dried in a controlled factory environment, creating a durable finish and this means getting your flooring project finished quicker.
Can you sand and refinish prefinished hardwood floors?
Depends. You can sand and refinish solid hardwood prefinished flooring multiple times. Engineered flooring only has a few layers of real wood and may not be able to sanded.
We install prefinished flooring in any situation or location of the home besides a full bathroom due to the moisture. In basements, we recommend LVP since it is 100% waterproof. Many times, guests will ask if the prefinished floors are prefinished or done onsite because they can't always tell. We take the time to make sure the flooring installed correctly and looks great no matter if it is prefinished hardwood flooring or onsite finished.
Contact us for a free estimate and we'll provide consultation on flooring options, wood selection, color options and then provide you with a written estimate.
Key Benefits Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Prefinished hardwood flooring creates an exceptional, durable finish that will outlast unfinished hardwood. It's easy to maintain and comes in a wide variety of sizes, colors and wood species.
Look of real hardwood without the maintenance
Quicker to install and can walk on the day it is laid
Durability - more impervious to stains and moisture than real hardwood
Wood species to suit every style including planks and exotic varieties
Can be sanded and refinished
This is my second engagement with Jason and his installer Oso. The project included over 1100 ft.² of site installed hardwood flooring. They did a fantastic job. If you’re looking for high quality materials and craftsmanship, st a competitive market price, then this is your contractor. If you’re looking for someone who cuts corners and does slap and dash work, then I would suggest looking elsewhere. You get what you pay for and we’re enjoying our floor that will last for 100 years.