Refinishing Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Many customers are surprised to learn that you can refinish solid prefinished hardwood flooring. In fact, you can sand 3/4″ hardwoods up to six or seven times. Although engineered hardwood floors can make great sense for many homes, those wanting solid hardwoods can enjoy prefinished flooring for many more years and through many decor changes.
Subfloor Requirements for Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Before deciding upon prefinished hardwood flooring and ordering your materials, consider having one of Tri Point Flooring’s professionals visit your home for a free, in-home estimate. During this visit, we help you make the right decision based upon multiple factors, including the type of subfloor in your home.
Solid hardwoods are appropriate over a plywood subfloor, whereas a concrete slab makes engineered hardwood a better choice. To use solid hardwoods on a concrete slab, installers must glue down the flooring, likely voiding the manufacturer’s warranty. This is a big consideration before choosing the flooring for multiple levels of your home. It is also not an industry-recommended approach, but a necessary one for stabilizing flooring that cannot be nailed down into concrete.