Unfinished hardwood refers to
the manner in which you purchase the product, which is of course
- unfinished. This is the way that the originally wood floors were
done. The rough wood is bought and nailed down to the sub floor,
which is then sanded, sealed, stained and then finished. The hardwood
is available in MANY different sizes and thicknesses. The widths
range anywhere from 1½ to anything above. We usually recommend
that you remain within 2 ¼”- 3¼ (remember the
movement due to moisture?). Unfinished hardwood is very much in
|Pre finished Hardwood
The pre-finished hardwood comes in strips that are already sanded, stained and covered with several
coats of polyurethane that are applied in the factory. A great variety
of species, grades, colors, finishes and strip widths are offered.
Quick and easy to install, without the dust and odors associated with
unfinished hardwood. Right now, most of the industry is gearing towards
the pre finished. With the new Aluminum-Oxide finishes, and the controls
that the factories have, you will never be able to match.
|Oil Base Finishes
Designed to protect wood floors
while providing a rich, attractive appearance oil modified urethane
offers you the best traditional oil based coatings. Dries in about
eight hours, can be used over stain, sealer or alone for a natural
look. When cost is a key factor in residential projects, consider
oil modified urethane. Available in gloss, sami-gloss and satin sheens.
Easy to maintain.
|Water Base Finishes
Environment friendly are easy to apply,
low odor, dissipates quickly – 90% cured in jest 24 hours. Non
flammable VOC compliant and cleans up easily with water, safe for
people nearby rooms and offices – need not be vacated, can be
used in all areas, ideal for kitchens entry ways and living rooms.
UV additive protects floor from sun light related color changes. Available
in gloss, sami-gloss and Satin sheens. Very high customer satisfaction.
and borders are pre-assembled "works of art"
made up of a variety of carefully cut pieces of wood. Each one incorporates
different colors, grain, wood species and shapes. Floor inlays can
be used in any open area where a design statement is called for.
Click here for the samples of custom inlays#1
and custom inlays#2