In this section, we help you understand hardwood characteristics and quirks. There’s a lot to know and keep in mind before buying a hardwood floor, but it’s well worth the effort.
In usual cases, the unfinished hardwood piece, or in other words, ‘Finish in place’ hardwood piece is installed in the house itself and then it is sanded. After the installation, around 2-3 coats of urethane finish and the stain is applied where the former is brushed on the hardwood piece and that process is called ‘floor finish’.
However, Finish in Place floors may be recoated to enhance the natural beauty of the floors.
The unique characteristics of wood like color, grain pattern can naturally vary depending upon the species.
Has the capacity to increase or decrease its size based on atmospheric conditions, due to which expansion or contraction may occur. This is not considered a defect but a natural consequence.
So, you can go for a humidifier to reduce shrinkage and hairline cracking in case of dry weather conditions.
In case of prefinished floors, sanding, screening, and staining is done in highly efficient manufacturing plants. Urethane layers are added and then they are UV dried for a durable finish.
Here’s a list of potential additional expenses you may incur: