Choosing between the many floor finishes can be a little overwhelming. You just spent a long time deciding on the wood species and the installation pattern, and now you have hundreds of floor finishes to choose from to complete your hardwood flooring project. But, what if you didn’t have to choose? What if you could just leave your floors exactly as they are, raw and natural.
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We teach our kids to appreciate natural beauty. We teach our kids to ignore photoshopped magazine covers and to appreciate their bodies as they are, not what doctors and diets can manipulate them to look like. We teach our kids that make-up should enhance natural beauty, not alter the way your face looks. The same is true for hardwood flooring finish.
Sure, you can find a finish that will completely alter the look of the wood species you choose, changing the color, hiding little imperfections, making each board look exactly like the next. The way that everyone now has the same perfect white Hollywood smile. It gets a little creepy when everything looks the same. It takes away a lot of the personality. Wood has personality. Let it shine through.
Leaving your floors naked and raw may feel wrong, but if they’ve been installed correctly and sanded smooth so you won’t get splinters in your feet, then unfinished floors can be quite beautiful, and just as durable as those with a finish.
Hardwood flooring inspiration and installation in Denver and Evergreen, CO
Raw floors will be more susceptible to stains and watermarks, but as the wood ages, like our face, the marks of time will show. Like wrinkles, the marks of time on your floors are like memories. And like memories, some are better than others, and the best part about hardwood flooring is that you can sand away those memories if one day you think you’ve had enough.