Prefinished hardwood means that the hardwood has been finished in the factory and then you just install it.
More scratch resistant/lasts longer. Pre-finished hardwood is 7-10x more scratch resistant than unfinished hardwood. That’s because when it’s finished on site, you generally get 2-3 coats of polyurethane while when it’s made in the factory, you usually get at least 6-7 coats which are oven baked along w/ aluminum oxide, the worlds’ 2nd hardest substance.
Less messy – Anyone who has lived through sanding & refinishing knows what I’m talking about. It’s a mess with all the sawdust. Oh, and did I forget to mention the smell? By the way, to combat the dust, we do offer a dustless system which costs a bit more but definitely cuts back on the mess.
Faster – Of course this depends on the space, but usually most of our pr-efinished jobs can be done in 1-2 days. When it’s unfinished, it often takes 4-5 days + drying time, and you can’t walk on the area at all during this time. With pre-finished hardwood, you can walk on it the same day.