This is always a big issue. Many like factory or pre-finished because they know right away what they are getting and can even start coordinating before the floors arrive. There is also no mess or odor with which to deal. On-site offers a greater variety of stains and sheens and, since the floor is sanded between coats, it is smoother. Also, think of if you want water or oil-based or a polyurethane finish.
The two look very different, and the choice will ultimately come down to your style. Domestics, harvested in North America, are warmer and more traditional, with the most popular woods being oak, maple, hickory, walnut, cherry, and ash. Exotics are harvested in Africa, Brazil, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia and are dark, dramatic, and, some say, more contemporary. They are always very hard, with oak and hickory being the hardest domestics.
At Floor & Interiors By Design, we think your flooring should reflect your style, and it should be just as unique as you. Visit our showroom
in Charlotte, NC, especially if you live in or near our service areas in and around Charlotte, NC, Huntersville, NC, Matthews, NC, Concord, NC, Kannapolis, NC and Cornelius, NC. You'll be glad you came in and will receive both a free consultation and a free hardwood flooring quote.