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Can you refinish a prefinished wood floor?
Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020
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Beside this, can you change the color of prefinished hardwood floors?
The answer is usually YES! Many homeowners don't realize that you can change the color of hardwood flooring when you refinish your floors. Yes, it's true…you can go light or dark or red tones or anywhere in between.
Also, can you stain prefinished wood? First, the factory-installed polyurethane coating probably has not worn off on all areas of the floor but must be removed prior to refinishing. Many prefinished floors are only 1/4-inch thick. Prefinished floors cannot be refinished as many times as plank floors, which are sanded and stained in the home.
Just so, are prefinished hardwood floors better?
Prefinished floors come at a lower cost. Prefinished solid wood floors initially cost more than unfinished wood flooring—about $2 per square foot for a good grade of red oak. But once you factor in finishing costs, prefinished ends up being less expensive.
How long do prefinished hardwood floors last?
While site-finished floors last 3-5 years (6-maximum) before needing to be refinished, most prefinished floors can last for decades.