The Benefits of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring

When it comes to choosing the perfect flooring for your home, the options seem endless. Among the myriad choices available, unfinished engineered hardwood flooring stands out as a versatile and cost-effective solution. Not only does it offer a unique and customizable appeal, but it also comes with a host of benefits that make it an excellent investment for homeowners. In this blog, we'll explore the advantages of choosing unfinished engineered hardwood flooring and introduce a recent addition to the market – Allora Unfinished Select 9-1/2" width.

Why Unfinished Hardwood

Customization Options:

Unfinished Engineered hardwood floors being made in Italy

One of the standout benefits of unfinished engineered hardwood flooring is the ability to customize the finish according to your preferences. Unlike pre-finished flooring, which comes with a factory-applied finish, unfinished flooring allows you to choose the stain and finish that best suits your style and complements your home décor. You truly get the best of both worlds when choosing an Allora Unfinished floor. Benefit from the cleanest, highest quality Italian-made flooring available, while also being able to completely customize the color with a stain of your choice.

Seamless Repairs and Refinishing:

Unfinished engineered hardwood flooring makes future repairs and refinishing a breeze. In the event of scratches, dents, or wear and tear, you can simply sand and refinish the surface without the need to replace the entire floor. All Allora floors can be sanded and refinished with the thick 4.0 mm wear layer, but with unfinished flooring, you have the opportunity to perfectly color and match your flooring the first time you install your flooring - if any of our beautiful colors on offer are not to your liking. This not only saves you money but also ensures your flooring remains in pristine condition for years to come. Choosing an Unfinished Allora floor allows you to maximize the longevity of your investment for many years to come.

Sustainability and Eco-Friendliness:

An escalating number of homeowners are mindful of the environmental consequences of their decisions. Allora Unfinished engineered hardwood flooring stands out as a highly sustainable choice, with the assurance that it is crafted entirely in Italy using the finest CARB Phase 2 certified birch plywood. Furthermore, the option to refinish the flooring not only enhances its longevity but also reduces the frequency of replacements, thereby minimizing overall waste and enhancing overall value.

Enhanced Durability and Stability:

Allora's engineered hardwood flooring stands out for its remarkable durability and stability. Engineered hardwood, known for its dimensional stability, becomes even more resilient with Allora's 4.0mm wear layer. Notably, unfinished flooring offers enhanced durability as the finish is applied on-site, creating a robust and protective layer. This ensures that the flooring is better equipped to withstand challenges like moisture and potential damages, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a more durable solution.

Timeless Aesthetic Appeal:

Allora floors, crafted entirely in Italy, embody an enduring and classic aesthetic that seamlessly complements diverse interior design styles. Infused with natural beauty and warmth, these floors add a charming touch to any room, ensuring a long-lasting investment that remains eternally stylish.

Allora Floors' Latest Offering:

Adding to the allure of unfinished engineered hardwood flooring is Allora Floors' recent launch of a 9-1/2" width, select grade, unfinished floor. This unfinished, wide plank option not only adds a touch of contemporary elegance to your space but also minimizes the number of seams in your flooring, creating a more expansive and clean look. Oh, and did we mention that it’s 100% Made in Italy?

Choosing an unfinished floor from Allora truly gives you the best of both worlds. You get the peace of mind that your floors are of high quality, durable, and ethically sourced. With the added benefit that you can color and stain your floors to perfectly match your own personal aesthetic. Don’t compromise on your flooring when you can leverage the Allora Difference with Allora Unfinished Select 9-1/2”.


In conclusion, the benefits of choosing unfinished engineered hardwood flooring are numerous, ranging from customization and easy repairs to enhanced stability and environmental friendliness. With the recent launch of Allora Floors' 9-1/2" width unfinished floor, homeowners now have an even more luxurious and versatile option to consider for their homes. Invest in the timeless beauty and practical advantages of unfinished engineered hardwood flooring to transform your living space into a true masterpiece.