Unfinished Mahogany Flooring and the Benefits of Sealed Mahogany Hardwood Flooring
Unfinished mahogany flooring provides a homeowner with the flexibility to create a one of a kind look that will be unique to the home only. Mahogany wood is one of the hardest woods available and when treated properly can last for many years. Many homeowners find that this type of wood is perfect for use on their unfinished mahogany flooring. Flooring is often unfinished because it is not desired to have boards glued or sanded in order to make it ready for use on a hardwood floor.
One reason that homeowners do not prefer finished hardwood flooring is the cost. Finishing a hardwood floor may include adding a third or fourth layer of veneer to protect the wood from moisture. This process also increases the price per square foot. The additional cost of using engineered flooring on unfinished mahogany flooring is often much less than the added cost of laminating or using solid mahogany flooring.
Engineered flooring consists of several layers of thin veneer sheets bonded together under high heat and pressure. The thickness of the veneer sheets is based on the manufacturer’s orders and will affect the final product. Each veneer sheet is then bonded to a wood backing. By using engineered flooring, you can save hundreds of dollars compared to buying solid wood and having it installed.
One of the main advantages of engineered flooring is that it is stain resistant, durable and easy to maintain. Since it is composed of several layers, it also wears down more slowly than the other types of mahogany hardwood flooring. This helps to ensure that the wood flooring lasts for many years, rather than being damaged quickly as is the case with unfinished wood floors.
Engineered mahogany wood flooring is available in a wide variety of designs. You can choose from borders, parquet, plank, and planks. If you are on a tight budget but still want something that will give your room an elegant look, you can find pre-finished mahogany hardwood flooring. It is comparable to the real thing in terms of pricing and durability, but the savings will not be felt immediately.
Unfinished hardwood flooring, whether it is mahogany or another species of wood, can be painted, stained or varnished. However, if you intend to use stains, paints or veneers, you need to take extra care to ensure they are fresh and not damaged before they are applied. Once a surface has been exposed to moisture, the natural pigment in the wood will start to break down. In time, this will happen even when the finish has been highly seasoned. To prevent this, always allow the surface to dry completely between applications.
For most homeowners, the best solution is to use high quality wood flooring or solid hardwood flooring that is sealed. The sealed product will not only protect the wood, but will also make it look like new. The best way to achieve a long-lasting effect is to use mahogany wood flooring that is engineered using veneer sheets. These veneer sheets can be purchased separately and placed over the existing floor. Not only will this create a new look for your floor, but it will also add additional protection against moisture, stains and other damage that will eventually occur.
When you do buy engineered flooring, remember to ask the retailer to provide you with a warranty. This will help in the event of any defect or damage during or after the installation of the engineered flooring. Most manufacturers offer some form of a limited lifetime warranty on their mahogany hardwood floors. It is important that you are fully aware of all warranty guidelines. This way, if a defect occurs, you can return the product and have your money refunded.