There are hundreds from which to choose, but you need to decide first if you want a domestic (harvested within North America) or exotic (harvested in locations like Brazil, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, and Africa.) Domestics tend to be warm and traditional, while exotics are dark and dramatic. Also, know that all hardwood doesn't have the same level of hardness, so if you have extra durability issues, ask about the hardwood Janka Scale of Hardness and look for a rating of at least 1200.
The finish is the top protective coating, and factories use a commercial grade that is stronger and not available for home use. When floors are finished at the factory, you also don't have to deal with mess or odors, and you'll know right away exactly what you are getting with samples in hand so you can start coordinating even before the floors arrive. On the other hand, there is a greater variety of stains and finishes for the on-site finish, resulting in many preferring that option since there is better control over sheen.
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