Advantages of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

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Hardwood flooring is one of the best ways to add character and warmth to your home. However, if you’ve ever taken on a home improvement project and scoured the flooring aisle at the store, you probably noticed that hardwood flooring costs more than other flooring options. Many homeowners opt for different flooring materials to save money. With all this said, unfinished hardwood flooring is a great way to get your desired look without compromising on having a wood floor.

G3 Hardwood Flooring is Colorado Spring’s go-to hardwood flooring company, and that means that we can help you find a flooring option that matches your budget and aesthetic needs. Unfinished wood flooring is one of the best options for those looking for an affordable way to install a customizable floor. Keep reading to discover the advantages of unfinished hardwood flooring. 

What Is Unfinished Hardwood Flooring?

Unfinished hardwood floors are finished on-site, meaning sanding and staining happens after installation. This process gives you more freedom when choosing your stains and finishes because you’re not limited to the options available in the store. 

Once the raw wood arrives, your flooring experts will begin the precise installation process. Usually, it takes about 3-4 coats of finish before achieving the desired look. The finishing process also involves multiple days of drying and touch-ups in between coats to minimize errors.

The image shows a flooring expert installing unfinished hardwood floors. Half of the floor is installed and he's kneeling down holding the next piece of wood he's about to install.

Benefits of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

One of the most popular types of flooring among homeowners is unfinished wood floors. Some of the reasons why people love to install unfinished flooring in their homes include:

  1. Customizable
    • The wood planks arrive raw and unfinished, so you have more options with appearance. You can choose your finish, stain, style, or even decide to leave the planks raw if you prefer. Plus, you can mix different stain colors to achieve the perfect color for your space.
  2. Affordable
    • Another reason this flooring type is so popular is that it’s one of the more affordable options. Unlike prefinished hardwood flooring, unfinished wood planks don’t come with any sealant or added products that make the wood more resistant to damage, so they take less time to produce, automatically reducing the manufacturing costs. 
  3. Consistent
    • Wood floors are a significant investment, so you want them to be as perfect as possible. Sometimes, when you install pre-finished wood floors, you run the risk of there being slight variations that make the flooring appear to have irregularities. With unfinished wood floors, all of the finishing and sealing happens together, so your floors will be consistent throughout, significantly reducing the chance of any irregularities. 

The image shows multiple planks of unfinished hardwood flooring stacked on top of each other.

Upgrade Your Home With Unfinished Hardwood Floors By G3 Hardwood Flooring

Whether you’re building a home from scratch or want to re-do the floors in your home, our flooring experts have the experience and flooring options to bring your ideas to life. If you’re interested in unfinished hardwood flooring, we can walk you through how to choose the perfect plank size, what types of wood are best for your space, and the on-site finishing process. Contact our team to learn more about unfinished flooring, and let us help you decide if it’s right for you!