Monday, December 12, 2011

Frequently Asked Questions: Unfinished, or Prefinished?

Q: I am remodeling my house and am considering refinishing parts of my hardwood floor. Should I use prefinished or unfinished hardwood flooring?

A: Both prefinished and unfinished hardwood flooring have their advantages and disadvantages. The answer to this question really depends on what kind of flooring you currently have in your home and how much access you want in the room(s) being remodeled.

If you are trying to match an existing hardwood floor, your best bet is unfinished. This allows you to stain the new boards to match the current floor exactly. However, onsite finishing results in a lot of dust, dirt, and noise, and you may not have access to that area of your home during the finishing process.

Choosing prefinished flooring means you get to avoid the hassles that come from onsite finishing. However, it also means your new boards are less likely to match your current floor. This isn't a big deal if you are only replacing a few boards, but if you need to replace half a room the mismatch could be distracting.

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