VS.

Prefinished Hardwood Floors

Unfinished Hardwood Floors

Durability

Ease of Installation

Health and Safety

Affordability

Pros and Cons

Easier Installations

More convenient

Easier for existing house room renovation

 

Limited choices – widths, lengths, colors, grain, etc

Cost More

Pros

Better price

Create a custom floor 

Fixed more easily

Cons

Installation can be messier with dust. 

longer time of installation 

More downtime certain species fade over time

 

 

The finish is a protective top coat that seals a hardwood floor against damage from everyday wear-and-tear, stains and moisture.

Finish?

Prefinished Hardwood Floors

The hardwood has been finished in the factory and then you just install it

Unfinished Hardwood Floors

Raw hardwoodthat needs to be nailed into the floor and then sanded & refinished on-site