Unfinished floors require several days to install, stain and finish the flooring. Pre-finished floors are less messy and can be installed and completed the same day. A factory-applied finish like Mohawk’s exclusive Crystalshield finish with aluminum oxide is extremely durable and could not be duplicated with a job-site finish.
Knowing where the floor will be installed is essential. Before choosing a floor determine if the room is above, on or below ground level. Mohawk Engineered Hardwood Floors can be used in most areas in the home including rooms below, on or above ground level. Solid wood floors are recommended for above ground-level installations and must be nailed-down to a wood sub-floor. These floors perform better in humidity-controlled environments.
Is your sub-floor concrete or a type of wood substrate? Engineered floors are ideal for concrete slabs. For remodel projects you may want to consider Mohawk Engineered Hardwood floors that can be floated directly over the existing floor which eliminates the mess and additional costs of tearing out the old floor.