Hardwood Floor Installation
Prefinished & Unfinished
Why Install Hardwood Floors?
Here are some of the benefits of hardwood flooring…
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions
How do you determine if job-site finished or prefinished hardwood floors is better for you?
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!
Installation is so expensive. Why can’t I just do it myself?
Installing wood floors is a lot more complicated than painting your walls or replacing the hardware on your kitchen cabinets. Not only is hardwood material more expensive than a gallon of paint, but wood flooring requires special tools that you will likely have to rent and will have little experience using
You must know how to work around obstructions like closets, fireplaces, bay windows, staircases and cabinets. And if you are making cutting mistakes, you may end up running short on your material and not have enough to finish the job. Tri-Point Flooring generally uses 5-10% waste depending on the job size.
The bottom line is that installing wood floors in not recommended as a DIY project. In the long run, you will save money and time by using our professional and highly skilled staff to install your hardwood floors.
Does wood flooring promote a healthy indoor environment?
Yes. Bacteria, dust and dirt do not embed themselves in wood flooring, as they may do in other flooring options. Simple regular maintenance like dust mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming will keep you and your floors happy. Millions of people suffer from sensitivity to chemicals and toxins. Tests by leading allergists have proven that wood flooring provides a healthier environment for allergy sufferers. Wood does not harbor irritating dust and microorganisms.
Once installed, how often must wood flooring be replaced?
Every hundred years or so. In fact, there are several historic homes with heart pine flooring more than two hundred years old and counting. Simple care and maintenance keep wood floors looking beautiful for a lifetime. Instead of laying an entire new floor when the original is worn, wood floors can be rejuvenated with sanding and refinishing.