When it comes to making a hardwood flooring choice for your property, evaluating the multitude of options can be daunting. For instance, do you pick a prefinished floor or would an unfinished wood floor offer more design flexibility?

Nufloors Australia advises property owners to set aside some time to assess each option and finalise the hardwood flooring based on project requirements, personal design preferences and budget among others. Planning ahead on the floor will go a long way in ensuring a hassle-free installation and preventing future issues.

Let’s begin with the prefinished Vs unfinished debate. While prefinished wood flooring is an extremely convenient, practical and logical choice, the flexibility offered by unfinished wood floors shouldn't be underestimated or ignored. Unfinished wood flooring allows you the freedom to select the colours and finishes to suit your design vision and expected final outcome. A prefinished wooden floor, on the other hand, limits you to the standard range of colours and finishes, which may or may not suit your design preferences. With an unfinished floor, you get the opportunity to create your particular dream floor.

An unfinished wood floor also offers the freedom to ensure a better final product. For instance, you can ensure the floor is sanded and finished after installation for a more even finish and minimal gaps, producing extra stability and consistency.

An unfinished wood floor opens up new opportunities for personalisation. When working with unfinished wood flooring, you can produce the look you seek without being confined by the restrictions of prefinished flooring. For example, you can have a floor with a border or an inlay.

Nufloors Australia recommends engineered wood flooring for its durability, ease of installation and better fit for wet or damp areas.