Unfinished Wood Flooring: 5 Reasons To Love It

Unfinished wood flooring is a popular choice for homeowners because there are so many options to make it your own. Unfinished wood flooring starts out just that – unfinished. It is up to you to finish it in the perfect way. Hardwood flooring in itself will add value to your home, and it has been proven that homes with hardwood sell quicker. But to get the most out of your investment, you need to make the right choices in terms of finish and price. Real Estate agents across the United States were given a survey by the National Wood Flooring Association and asked about the impact of wood floors on homebuyers. Of the realtors that were interviewed, 99 percent said they believe that homes with hardwood floors were easier to sell. Even more interesting, 82 percent said that homes with hardwood floors sold faster and for more money. If you still aren’t convinced, check out five more reasons why we think unfinished wood floors are a great option to consider.
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1. A More Natural Look:

Unfinished wood floors are a good option to consider if you prefer a more natural look and enjoy the allure and distinction of imperfection. Natural wood looks beautiful with a coat of polyurethane, bringing out the knots and variance in the color.
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2. Easy on Allergies:

Carpets tend to trap a lot of allergens so this can be very dangerous if people suffer from respiratory distress from allergies. With unfinished wood flooring, however, these allergens can’t be trapped and won’t hold in odors, dust, allergens or dirt. This makes it an ideal choice for providing a safer and healthier environment, especially for those with allergy or asthma conditions.

3. Easy to Maintain:

Unfinished wood requires gentle care but overall they are easy to maintain. If you leave it with a more natural look & only use polyurethane, you can’t scratch the stain off, and scratches and nicks can actually make it look like it has even more character. Common Red Oak is one of many styles that Builders Surplus has available. Common Red Oak is well known and highly sought after for it’s rich wheat colored hue and consistent grain pattern. This is a very popular choice for unfinished wood flooring because it has a mellow appearance yet an indestructible and tenacious texture.
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4. Many Choices in Style:

Unfinished wood flooring is easier than ever to care for and can be finished however you want, either with a simple coat of polyurethane (to protect from spills and stains), a stain or even paint. Most finishes will last a long time but if you become ready for a change, you only need to sand and refinish using a different stain or paint to dramatically change the look. Since unfinished wood floors can adapt to many different decorating styles, it’s easy to change their overall appearance without replacing the original material.

5. Financial & Aesthetic Value:

One of the primary reasons most people consider unfinished wood flooring is for the amazing price! You are going to pay a premium for finished wood flooring. With unfinished wood flooring, you are getting a great deal! For instance, our unfinished wood flooring is only $1.39 / square foot! You can rarely find a price that great for any other type of hardwood flooring. The aesthetic value it brings comes in the form of  it’s unsurpassed beauty and elegance that never goes out of style and only increases with time. This means that you will be able to enjoy your beautiful unfinished wood floors for years to come, allowing you to get the most out of your home.
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No matter what kind of flooring you choose for your home, rental property, or business, make sure it will have a great return on your investment. If you want to know more about installing unfinished wood floors, or have questions about the different wood or width options available, please contact one of our stores today.
Written By: LeighAnne Turner
Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!