Unfinished hardwood flooring is a growing favorite among homeowners in the Denver, Colorado area who prefer a customized look and approach to their floors. Technically, any hardwood (engineered or solid) 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.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Unfinished hardwood floors require sanding, staining, buffering and coating during the installation process. The process is messy and time-consuming when compared to pre-finished hardwood floors, but it has several advantages. For starters, the 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. With pre-finished floors, you can often see and feel where the boards meet. The biggest reason homeowners choose an unfinished hardwood floor is because of the degree of customization you have. You are able to choose the stain, shine, and finish to perfectly fit your decor rather than a cookie cutter option.
If you purchase unfinished hardwood floors, be sure to hire 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. In addition, professional and experienced installers will have the needed equipment to complete the job to your satisfaction.
Let the experts at Floor Coverings International in South Denver 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! We proudly serve the greater Denver and Centennial, Colorado areas.