Hardwood flooring can be factory finish versus custom sand, and finish onsite. With Home Improvement Outlet, you can feel comfortable with any choice. However, factory finishing offers many nice advantages. Factory finished flooring is inspected for defects at the mill and usually installs more quickly, and without the dust and odors involved with onsite finishing. Both finishes are available in high gloss or matte and have exciting new finishes. There’s also engineered products, which go where no solid hardwood dares to go—including your basement, with no need of a subfloor. Generally speaking, you won’t need to re-sand and finish these products. Still uncertain of what would work best for you? Home Improvement Outlet salesmen can go into more detail in-store, as well as talk about the special considerations you need to make when selecting hardwood flooring.