Hardwood flooring is available in prefinished and unfinished varieties. Each option has its’ own advantages. Unfinished hardwood flooring is raw wood that must be sanded and finished by the homeowner or contractor; it is typically cheaper than prefinished varieties. Prefinished hardwood flooring comes ready to install, allowing contractors and homeowners to save time that would go towards sanding and staining.
Reclaimed hardwood flooring is a great option for those who want the elegant look of hardwood but are also on a tight budget. Reclaimed wood also has a lot of character and history to it. Since it is rescued from barns, warehouses, and factories – it is also an environmentally friendly option!
Hardwood flooring also comes in several grades: Select, Natural, and Rustic, which can be selected by the homeowner depending on what kind of look they are going for in their home. Select grade flooring is uniform in color, with no visible knots. Natural grade flooring will have some color variation and small pin knots. Rustic grade hardwood flooring will have the most color variation and contains larger, tight knots. Varieties such as Oak, Brazilian Cherry, Mahogany, and Teak are very popular.
With so many options to choose from and so many advantages, hardwood flooring is a great fit for almost any kind of home.