Unfinished hardwood flooring


What do you know about unfinished hardwood flooring?

Unfinished hardwood flooring is also known as site-finished hardwood flooring. It means the wood comes with no stain, sealant, or finish already attached to the surface. And these products give you plenty of options that can help create the very best floors.

When you choose these materials, the installation process does take longer. But the results are so stunning that it's not likely to matter. And the more you know about your options, the better your results will be.

What is unfinished hardwood flooring?

Unfinished wood flooring comes as bare, unfinished flooring. It isn't stained, sealed, or finished, which means they're added during installation service. The sanding also occurs in your home and is the first step in the service.

How do you finish unfinished hardwood?

The first step is to completely sand all the new flooring until it's smooth. Then it will need cleaning to remove all dust and debris. The stain color or treatment comes next and must completely dry before the next step, so they’re no longer unfinished wood floors.

Once the stain is dry, you'll choose an oil or lacquer, whether oil or water-based. Each option offers a different look, and we have to buff some between coats. Be sure to account for this extra time when choosing your flooring options.

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Solid or engineered materials?

Both solid and engineered wood can come as an unfinished product. And each one offers benefits of its own that you'll need to consider before buying. One will serve your needs better than the other, especially as an unfinished wood flooring.

Refinishing site-finished materials

The most significant benefit to having unfinished hardwood flooring is that they're easier to refinish. Prefinished wood surfaces are so hard and thick that it can be arduous to refinish them. And you may find a good bit of the surface gone once you're finished with the process.

Visit us for your unfinished wood flooring

Brookens Wood Floors is a great place to find the best unfinished hardwood flooring for your home. You'll get expert service and years of experience that create outstanding results. When you're ready to shop, speak with an associate about your specific needs, and let us do the rest.

We'll make sure you find your unfinished wood flooring at our showroom in Springfield, IL. If you live in Springfield, IL, Jacksonville, IL, Decatur, IL, Lincoln, IL, || Bloomington, IL, be sure to visit us any time you're ready to shop. We look forward to helping you create a timeless masterpiece in your home.