For the most elegant and sophisticated floor possible, you may want to consider installing unfinished tongue-and-groove hardwood, followed by an on-site custom finish.
This choice gives you complete creative control over your wood floor’s appearance – from the species, grain and layout to the color of the stain.
It is not a process that can be hurried, but it is well worth the investment.
As described in the video above, once the raw wood is installed, it takes time for it to adjust to its new home’s humidity and temperatures, from ten days to two weeks. When the wood has acclimated, it is time for the sanding, staining and polyurethane.
This is truly the “luxury edition” of flooring.