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What Are the Pros of Prefinished Hardwood Flooring?

Posted on August 10, 2021 by fivestarwood

Over the last few years, prefinished flooring has become quite a big deal in the realm of interior designing. If you’re looking for a durable flooring option that requires fewer maintenance costs, in the long run, we recommend opting for prefinished floors.

This is also why prefinished flooring can pretty much last for decades! At the same time, these floors are also a lot less susceptible to moisture damage, discoloration, and stains.

Here are some more benefits of investing in a prefinished floor:



The biggest benefit of a prefinished floor is convenience. The floor is fully sanded and sealed beforehand. When the floor arrives at your premises, it’s ready to be nailed into the spot. There is almost no turnaround time. All it takes is one sweep, and the floor is good to go. Besides, the installation process is simple, quicker, and easy!

Urethane coating


Much of the prefinished floor’s properties come from the multiple layers of urethane coating. In most flooring options, there are around five thick layers of urethane. The urethane coat is not just thicker but also a lot more uniform compare to finishing the floor on your own.


Installers also apply multiple coats of strengtheners, making this type of flooring a lot more durable. These layers are installed in a controlled factory setting. The installers also use UV-curing technology and other potent chemical sealers to ensure that the wood is fully resistant to wear and tear. There is also a wide range of factory-applied finishes available that are entirely free from brush hairs and swirl marks.

A prefinished hardwood in Seattle, WA.

No sanding required


Sealing or sanding the flooring on your own doesn’t give you a uniform finish. Besides, it’s a very dusty affair. You don’t want pesky dusty invading your house everywhere. When it comes to prefinished hardwood flooring, there is no need for sanding. At the same time, it doesn’t create any sort of mess or smell that we usually associate with flooring. We also recommend prefinished floors because the kind of drying and finishing technologies available on an industrial level can’t be emulated on-site.


Five Star Hardwood Floor is your number one flooring option in Seattle, WA. We offer a number of flooring services, including installing, repairing, staining, and refinishing. Other than that, we also manufacture bespoke epoxy tables. Drop us a message to learn more.