Best Hardwood Flooring Store in Brampton
Everyone loves and wants the look of a hardwood floor. There’s just something so rustic and homey about a beautiful hardwood floor. With so many choices out there it really comes down to what works best for you and your home. The same can be said if you are stuck between choosing finished and unfinished hardwood.
Hardwood, which is natural, can be unpredictable. Wood in and of itself is a living and breathing thing, even after you’ve cut it down and processed it. This is why moisture and temperature affect it. This is why it’s so important to understand how wood works and where it can and cannot be used in your home.
If you choose to go with unfinished wood that means that it is in its purest and rawest form. No finish has been applied to the surface of the wood. What this means is that the wood is now more vulnerable to things like spills, dust, and climate. So if you have littles that still make a lot of messes or are in a place that has heavy dust unfinished wood may not be for you.
If unfinished wood is for you, installation is best left to the professionals. Due to the rawness of the wood, there’s a level of skill that is needed when it comes to sanding, finishing, and installation. Another thing to take into consideration when it comes to unfinished wood is that once it is installed you shouldn’t enter your home for at least three days. Once they’ve installed the unfinished wood they put a finish on the wood and it takes at least three days for the fumes to settle.
Finished hardwood is just that, it comes out of the factory already coated in the final finish. The factory takes a great deal of care to ensure that the finish is placed on each plank evenly and without flaws. Because the planks of wood are prefinished you no longer have to worry about the climate factor when it comes to installation. With unfinished wood, the installer has to be constantly concerned about the humidity in the space. If it’s not perfect the wood will start warping and buckle.
Installation is also easier and can be done by you if you’d like. There’s no need for sanding and the finish has already been applied, so you can be done within a couple of days depending on how large the room is. There is still a chance of the wood warping with climate changes because it is wood, which mentioned earlier is a living and breathing thing, but because it’s prefinished it’s more forgiving than unfinished wood.
So if you’re looking at redoing your floors we would recommend finished hardwood as there’s just a level of quality that isn’t guaranteed and hard to duplicate with unfinished wood. Although if you have a special project in mind or just really want unfinished wood we would be happy to discuss that with you and answer all your questions.
Decor Floors has helped thousands of people bring new life back into their homes with new flooring. We have one of the biggest inventories with so many choices to choose from that we promise there is something for everyone. Give us a call for your free no-obligation quote or visit us at our showroom and see for yourself all that we have to offer. We would love to see you!
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