What to know about prefinished hardwood flooring

What to know about prefinished hardwood flooring

There was a time when most solid hardwood floors were sanded, stained, and sealed in the home, but today, most wood floors are finished in the factory. Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design in Akron, OH, offers many trendy prefinished plank styles.

It's less time-consuming to install prefinished hardwood flooring, and that's just one of the reasons that homeowners like it.

Durable finish

Flooring contractors cannot access manufacturer-grade sealants, meaning the finish applied to traditional wood floors is not as durable. Instead, prefinished planks have rugged surfaces that withstand heavy foot traffic and daily wear and tear.

In addition, the finish on a top hardwood flooring brand maintains its good looks, rather than wearing thin or dulling, for 25 years or more.

Finish warranty

Manufacturers are so confident in the integrity of their sealants that they offer a finish warranty in addition to a product warranty.

For example, Shaw guarantees that the finish will not wear through or peel off the wood flooring during the warranty of the product you purchase. Similarly, Mohawk warrants that the factory-applied finish will not wear through its wood floors.

A few prefinished facts

You cannot customize the wood species, stain, sealant, and texture like you can with unfinished wood, but still, prefinished hardwood flooring is found in many popular wood species and styles.

Planks finished by the manufacturer have visible seams and, thus, a beveled, not a flush, look. While it might take more effort, prefinished wood flooring can be refinished.

Your Akron, OH, flooring store

Barrington Carpet & Flooring Design installs wood flooring in Akron, OH, and other locales, including Uniontown, Copley, Hartville, and North Canton. Our many services include design consultation and free in-home measurement.

Return the online request form for a free virtual consultation at home, or stop by our Akron, OH, showroom today to shop for prefinished hardwood flooring.