All wood flooring that is complete upon completion of installation, is prefinished hardwood flooring. This can include engineered, solid, as well as luxury vinyl plank flooring. Bc of the composition of LVP flooring, it is is only available as pre-finished. Nearly all engineered wood flooring is also only available pre-finished.
Solid hardwood flooring however, can be purchased pre-finished, meaning application of wood stain and top sheen coat is complete from the manufacturer. Solid hardwood can also be purchased unfinished. Once this type of wood flooring has been installed, it is then sanded over completely. Which is what gives site-finished hardwood floors the unmistakable quality of being totally smooth with no gaps between planks, no beveled edges, just perfectly smooth across all planks. Once it has been sanded stain can be applied. Then finally, a top coat or top sheen coat is applied to protect the wood and stain. Site finished solid hardwood flooring is typically always the least cost effective type of wood flooring. This is because of all the additional labor involved in the initial installation process.
Beyond plank width, you have even more options when it comes to your prefinished flooring. These include wire-brushed, handscraped and organic reactive finishes. You can also choose from select and common grades of wood.
This grade of hardwood appears spotless and consistent for a luxurious finish without many knots or worm holes. If you want a flawless floor that does not show character marks, mineral streaks or other texture, this is the grade for your prefinished flooring.
Common Grade 1 prefinished hardwood flooring shows slight character through presence of some worm holes, knots and mineral streaks. For contemporary, traditional and casual decor, these floors provide on-trend and yet timelessly classic appeal.
Common grade 2 hardwoods feature even more worm holes, mineral streaks and knots for a hand-hewn and character-laden appearance to your floors. If the theme of your decor leans toward casual, industrial, mixed or rustic, this grade provides the natural and authentic appearance you will love.
Since 2006, Tri Point Flooring has been installing the most beautiful prefinished hardwood flooring in Raleigh, Cary, and nearby surrounding areas. We are proud to offer a full line of prefinished hardwood flooring from the top brands, including:
We look forward to having you join our family of satisfied customers. Call us today at (919) 771-7542 to schedule your free in-home consultation and quote for prefinished hardwood flooring.