when installing a hardwood floor, is it better to use prefinished oak (which already comes with the stain and polyurathene coating from the factory), or is it better to first install unfinished oak and then sand, stain and put a polyurathene coat? thanks in advance for advice.
Now sure if you received an answer to your question, but I would always suggest prefinished over raw when installing hardwood. When your wood is prefinished, you have the manufacturers "baked on" finish with Aluminum Oxide. You will most likely not achieve the same type of look when doing a raw sand & stain hardwood.
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