For many businesses focused on aesthetics for their clients, nothing can match the beauty, durability, and elegance of solid hardwood flooring. However, installation can be time-consuming and require you to be away from your business while the floor is installed. Luckily, recent innovations have created the option for prefinished hardwood floors, which have all the benefits with a fraction of the wait time. Here’s a closer look at the advantages.
Why Your Business Needs Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Solid hardwood is an investment in your building and business, and it can last for generations when maintained faithfully. Prefinished options are treated with stain and sealant at the factory, which means that industrial-grade chemicals can be used since these finishing products aren’t typically available for on-site installations. The wood is treated with a UV-cured urethane that contains aluminum oxide crystals.
Warranties for this pre-treated finish may extend for five to 25 years—in contrast with the normal finish warranties of three to five years.
2. Quick Installation
Typical hardwood floors are installed and sanded before being stained and sealed. This is a time-consuming and messy process that may take several days and interrupt normal business operations. With prefinished hardwood, the floor is ready to go as soon as the planks are laid. No mess, smell, or disruption to routine is required.
3. Ease of Maintenance
The prefinished surface sealants make maintenance of this type of flooring easier. You’ll find the wood is more resistant to staining, moisture, scratching, and discoloration. All wood floors will need to be refinished eventually, but the longer-lasting factory finish means this will be a less frequent process.
4. Improved Color & Texture
Factory-applied sealants are often more transparent, so the natural grain, color, and texture of the wood are enhanced. Prefinished hardwood floors are available in a range of styles and colors and are guaranteed to be free of dust, bubbles, and specks. That quality of finish application can’t be guaranteed when installed on-site.
If you’d like to install prefinished hardwood at your business, consult with O'Connor's Carpet Center in the Bronx. This family-owned business has been serving New York City for over 45 years with professional commercial flooring installation. They’ll help you choose the perfect flooring for your business needs with minimal downtime for your company. Call (718) 409-2020 to start the process or visit the website to see all their services and products.