Each method has its own benefits and advantages, and choosing the right method will depend on the level of customization you want to achieve, and your personal preference.
A job-site finish is one that is applied on the job site, in the room where the flooring is being installed. With a site finished wood floor, you can choose the type of finish to be applied to your hardwood floor, which will impact maintenance, as well as the stain, if any, and sheen of the final product. In other words, a site finished wood floor offers you unlimited possibilities of your wood floor.
Because your floors will be sanded and finished in your home, you should expect noise and dust, and some disruption to your home. You also will need to allow time for the finish to dry on site, during which time you will not be able to walk on your floor. Tri-Point Flooring understands that site finished hardwoods is not the most convenient option for some homeowners, there for we treat every home and floor with respect and keep the project as clean as possible throughout the installation & refinishing process.
With factory-finished wood floors or prefinished hardwood flooring, the finish is applied in the factory by the manufacturer, long before it reaches your home. While many color and width options are available with prefinished wood floors, you will not be able to achieve the same level of customization as you can with site finished wood floors. However, prefinished hardwood flooring is the most convenient of the two methods. You will be able to walk on your floors immediately after they have been installed!