If you are currently building your house, or if you are just tired of your flooring and are ready to upgrade, you should consider installing pre-finished hardwood floors. You can save a lot of money by installing pre-finished hardwood floors, and they are very durable and easy to maintain.
Save Money And Time On Installation
It is really easy and quick to install pre-finished hardwood floors. All your contractor has to do is install the floors, and they are ready to go. The job is quick and simple.
On the other hand, if you choose to stain your floors on site, it takes a lot longer for your floors to be ready to go. First, the floors have to be installed. Then, once they are installed, they have to be sanded. Sanding can be extremely messy, and fills the room with wood dust. After the sanding is done, everything has to be thoroughly cleaned before you can move onto the next step. Finally, the finish can be applied. The finish tends to leave a strong odor in the air, and you may need to run fans or air purifiers to get rid of the smell. It can take hours or days for each coat to dry. You generally need to put between two to four coats of stain on your hardwood floors.
Pre-finished hardwood floors are more durable than floors you stain yourself. When the factory treats the wood, they are able to use powerful chemical sealers that you cannot access on your own. This allows them to offer warranties on their hardwood floors of anywhere from 5 to 25 years. Most stains you can apply yourself only come with 3 to 5 year warranty.
It is generally easier to take care of wood floors that have been treated at the factory. The strength of the stain and seal is stronger. This makes pre-finished hardwood floors less prone to stains and discolorations. The treatment will also last longer, which means you will not have to refinish your floors for many years.
If you are building or remodeling, you should seriously consider installing pre-treated hardwood floors. They are easier to install and will save you money, while still giving you that great hardwood floor look you are aiming for. Plus, pre-treated hardwood floors tend to come with longer warranty periods and hold up better over time. Talk to your contractor today, one like House Of Floors, and see if pre-treated hardwood floors will work in your home.Share