Choosing Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

Unfinished hardwood flooring can be a great addition to a home. It allows you to customize the finished look of the flooring. Of course, once you've decided to install unfinished hardwood flooring, you will have several options to choose from.

The first decision usually comes down to solid flooring or engineered flooring. Solid flooring is all in the name. Engineered flooring is created by adhering layers of plastic laminate veneer with real wood. However, it should not be mistaken for laminate flooring.

You can choose from a variety of actual types of wood. Domestic woods are woods that are found in the United States or Canada. This can include woods like hickory, oak or maple. Unfinished exotic hardwoods are woods from outside the U.S. and Canada. Some examples are Brazilian cherry, Brazilian walnut and Australian cypress. Unfinished engineered hardwoods can include red oak, white oak, ash, walnut, hickory, Brazilian cherry, hard maple, Santos mahogany, American cherry, ash, tigerwood and cumaru.

Unfinished oak or maple tend to be popular hardwood choices because they are attractive and affordable.

It's also important to remember that unfinished flooring will likely cost less than pre-finished flooring. It also requires work to get that customized finished. Unfinished wood usually needs to be sanded and stained, followed by a clear topcoat finish. Unfinished wood flooring tends to be available in more widths and wood species. It can also be matched to existing wood floors.

Hurst Hardwoods is one of America's leading internet suppliers of unfinished flooring. Hurst Hardwoods has shipping points across the country for fast, economic delivery.


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