Floor Coverings International Northshore is here to help West Vancouver homeowners decide on the right type of flooring for your space and budget. If you’re interested in hardwood flooring, then read on to discover if prefinished hardwood is the solution to your flooring needs.
What is Prefinished Hardwood?
When hardwood flooring is usually installed, it is placed unfinished and is then stained and sanded on-site. This means that homeowners need to schedule a time for their families to be out of the house, sometimes for several days, so that the wood can be installed, stained, sanded, and cleaned. Prefinished hardwood, also known as factory-finished flooring, is a type of hardwood that is finished off-site and then installed when ready. This type of flooring presents a number of benefits to homeowners looking to save time, and potentially money, when installing hardwood floors.
One of the most obvious benefits of prefinished hardwood is that it is ready to walk on as soon as it is installed. Because prefinished flooring is prepared off-site, the installation timeline becomes that much shorter. Homeowners can avoid the difficulties presented by having to leave their home for installation, and they will also not have to deal with residual odors and dust that can linger afterward.
Another benefit of prefinished hardwood flooring is that it is extremely durable. The treatment the wood receives at the manufacturer is much stronger than the finish that is applied to wood in-home. A UV-cured topcoat applied to its surface results in a hardwood floor that is more resistant to dents, scratches, stains, and other damages.
With national buying power and a dedication to personalized service, Floor Coverings International Northshore is here to assist you with all of your flooring needs. If you reside in North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Burnaby, Whistler, or surrounding area, then give us a call. We are proud to offer free, in-home design consultations!
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