Many of our customers ask us whether prefinished or unfinished hardwood flooring is better, and my response is usually that both have their advantages! From an aesthetic perspective, it is our strong opinion that there is no comparison to the beauty and warmth of unfinished hardwood flooring that is sanded and finished on site by an expert flooring craftsman.
However, there is no denying that prefinished flooring is a much faster process – you can walk on it right after it is installed…it’s done! With that being said, we tend to think of new hardwood flooring as an investment in your home, and it is something that is going to be there for a lifetime. The hardwood floor that you choose is something that you will see, live with, and appreciate every day, and for those reasons, we feel that the extra day required for on-site sanding and finishing is of minimal inconvenience when compared with the many years that you will enjoy your new hardwood floors! With modern technology, it is possible to finish the flooring on site on the same day without dust or a lingering smell.