Pre-finished hardwood comes already sanded and sealed from the factory. The layers of protection that are added during the finishing process make installation clean and simple. This allows the dust creation that is usually associated with hardwood installations to be kept to a minimum, and once the pieces are installed, the new flooring is immediately ready to be enjoyed without any extra work. While the cost for pre-finished wood is higher than other flooring options, using it eliminates the need to seal it in your home, which will save you time and money.
Pre-finished hardwood is often more durable than unfinished wood. Because of the professional seal that’s applied during manufacturing, it’s a low maintenance option that tends to hold up better against stains and moisture. Also, manufacturers generally offer longer warranties with their pre-finished products, which can provide great peace of mind for the future.