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Hardwood Installation

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Hardwood Installation

Wood flooring offers a diverse range of wood species, such as hickory, maple, and more, catering to various aesthetic preferences. This versatile flooring option is also available in an array of finishes, including matte, semi-gloss, and high-gloss, allowing you to select the perfect look for your space.

For those seeking a more striking visual impact, distressed and scraped wood flooring options are available, adding a touch of rugged elegance. Notably, the ingenious design of wood flooring makes it particularly well-suited for spaces with higher moisture levels, as it effectively resists warping and bowing. Discover premium wood flooring solutions at Brush House. Furthermore, we provide both residential and commercial warranties, ensuring your peace of mind in every application.

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Unfinished vs. Prefinished Hardwood Installation

Choosing between installing unfinished and prefinished hardwood flooring can significantly impact the outcome and process of your project. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences:

Appearance:
  • Unfinished Hardwood: Installing unfinished hardwood allows for more customization in terms of stain color and finish. You have the flexibility to achieve a unique look that perfectly matches your aesthetic preferences.
  • Prefinished Hardwood: Prefinished hardwood comes with a factory-applied finish, offering a consistent appearance across the entire floor. While there are fewer customization options, prefinished hardwood often features advanced finishes that provide enhanced durability and UV protection.
Installation Time:
  • Unfinished Hardwood: Installing unfinished hardwood typically takes longer due to the additional steps involved, such as sanding, staining, and applying finish coats on-site. The finishing process may require several days to complete, depending on the size of the project.
  • Prefinished Hardwood: Prefinished hardwood significantly reduces installation time since the boards come already sanded, stained, and finished from the factory. Once installed, the floor is ready for immediate use, saving time and minimizing disruptions.
Durability and Maintenance:
  • Unfinished Hardwood: While unfinished hardwood allows for customization, the final durability of the finish depends on the quality of the products and application. Proper maintenance, including periodic refinishing, may be required to preserve the appearance and protect the wood from wear and tear.
  • Prefinished Hardwood: Prefinished hardwood often features durable factory-applied finishes that undergo rigorous curing processes, resulting in a hard and resilient surface. These finishes are designed to withstand daily foot traffic and resist scratches, stains, and fading. Additionally, prefinished hardwood typically requires less maintenance over time compared to unfinished hardwood.
Cost
  • Unfinished Hardwood: The upfront cost of unfinished hardwood may be lower compared to prefinished hardwood since you’re purchasing raw, unfinished boards. However, you need to factor in the cost of labor and materials for sanding, staining, and finishing, which can add to the overall expense.
  • Prefinished Hardwood: Prefinished hardwood tends to have a higher initial cost per square foot due to the added manufacturing processes and advanced finishes. However, the savings in installation time and labor costs may offset the higher upfront investment in the long run.

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