When it comes to floor sanding and finishing, there are a few things that every homeowner should be aware of. Finish is the topcoat that effectively serves to protect the wood flooring from the wear and tear of everyday usage. Beyond this though, the finish is also the product that helps to give wooden floors their lustre and their colour, and as a consequence this is an excellent way of giving your wooden flooring some character and personality to reflect your own individual tastes. Whether you choose to go for high gloss, a satin finish or just dark or light coloured wood, the choices are almost limitless when it comes to finish.
Another important consideration regarding finish is whether to apply the finish personally to a new wooden floor or to simply purchase flooring that is already pre-finished. Pre-finished flooring is able to offer a large range of wood species and can also save an awful lot of time and mess in the home, although wood floors that are unfinished do mean that customers can choose to have a finish that is specifically customised to their requirements. Pre-finished flooring also often comes with an extended factory finish warranty, which is another plus.
Whether you decide to finish the floor off yourself or elect to go with a pre-finished wood floor, it is still very important to be aware of all the various different kinds of finish that are available on the market.