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Pre-finished vs Site-finished

Pre-finished or site-finished, how to choose?

Today's pre-finished hardwood finishes are most durable, and are applied in a quality controlled environment. Site-finished floors -sanded and finished at the job site- would only have two or three coats applied, then these must be air dried.

There are more advantages than disadvantages of pre-finished materials. Nearly all pre-finished hardwood floors will have beveled edges to some extent. On the other hand, site finished flooring will have a flawless uniform appearance when sanded. Many people with health concerns or respiratory issues choose pre-finished floors because these are installed without the usual sanding dust and fumes commonly associated with site finished floors. Another benefit is that pre-finished floors can be installed and walked on the same day! Our Bellawood floors are factory pre-finished with a UV cured urethane finish using a multi-step application process. Aluminum oxide is added to several coats to increase the durability of the finish. Bellawood pre-finished flooring offers superior wear resistance and scratch resistance and is backed by a limited 100-year Transferable warranty! Maintaining the appearance of any wood floor requires close attention to in-door climate controls during seasonal changes.

Therefore, whether you choose one of our many "pre-finished" or "un-finished styles, we will have a floor for you. Let us know how we can help with your selection.

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