There are two types of prefinished flooring: solid hardwood and engineered.
Both types arrive sanded, stained, and finished with a factory applied protective coating. These floors are easy to install, without the mess and odors associated with site finished floors and since they can be used immediately your life can get back to normal right away.
Solid prefinished flooring is made from planks that are each solid pices of wood milled from a single piece of timber. Each plank is stained to provide a uniform color, followed by a protective coating to ensure a very durable finish. These floors are an excellent choice for active households with high traffic, and for homes with pets.Engineered flooring should not be confused with laminate flooring which is usually a photograph of wood sealed onto a plastic backing.
Engineered floors are real wood veneers, 2mm to 6mm thick, layered onto 6-12 layers of plywood or white wood. These floors can be installed over almost anything — even concrete subfloors — making them a great choice for home renovation. They’re the perfect choice for high humidity areas like basements, bathrooms and kitchens or for any area that has big climate swings. If sustainability is a priority, engineered wood can be a great choice since the veneer allows the havested tree to go further.
Seaport Hardwoods and Flooring offers over 75 varieties of prefinished flooring that create limitless possibilities. With so many choices you have the opportunity to create interesting contrast effects, patterns, and designs that can draw attention to any area or liven up the whole room. Whether you’re style is offbeat and fun or refined and elegant, prefinished flooring has a perfect match.
The staff at Seaport Hardwoods and Flooring will be happy to help you make the right decision on which type of floor will work best.
Prefinished Hardwood Selections