Hardwood flooring is undeniably attractive and is a very desirable material when buying, appraising, or selling a property. Those looking to upgrade their existing floors to hardwood will find that there are many options to consider in their purchase.

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    Consider Prefinished Hardwood for Your Flooring Project

    Pre-finished hardwood flooring is one of the newer trends. Its unique characteristics make it a perfect fit for some and a tight squeeze for others. Pre-finished hardwood flooring is much like any other hardwood with a few exceptions. Each pre-finished board comes finished from the factory; they also are generally beveled on either two or all sides. They are available in many of the same widths and lengths as traditional hardwood, though longer boards are harder to find and more expensive.

    Traditional vs. Pre-Finished Hardwood Flooring

    The biggest difference between traditional and pre-finished hardwood flooring is in the purchase and installation. Once the floor is done, the two are very similar in appearance and maintenance. The purchase price of pre-finished flooring is higher than that of traditional hardwood. On the other hand, labor costs will be much lower when using pre-finished boards, as they can be installed very quickly. Since pre-finished hardwood flooring comes sealed straight from the manufacturer, the floor is ready to go right after it is put in; after conventional hardwood is installed, it still needs to be sealed (which takes time and labor). Those looking to match an existing hardwood floor should definitely use traditional hardwood. It can be very difficult to match pre-finished wood with wood that is already present. If you are trying to replace part of a floor or if you want cohesion between a new floor and an old one, traditional hardwood is the way to go.

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