Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Installation in Kansas City

The Wood Floor of Your Dreams Is Possible

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If you want to customize the exact stain and finish of your new floor, unfinished hardwood flooring is for you. With SVB Wood Floors’ custom color process, we can match the existing wood in your decor or create the designer floor you’ve been dreaming of. There’s no limit but your imagination.

When you invest in wood flooring, you deserve design options that match your aesthetic and meticulous installation that ensures years of enjoyment. You get both when you choose SVB as your hardwood floor installer.

We take great pride in the beauty and craftsmanship of our award-winning hardwood floor installations—and we know you will, too. Our expert team will make the entire wood flooring installation process easy and stress-free. Contact us for your free design consultation and estimate.

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Exclusive SVB 5-Step Unfinished Hardwood Floor Installation Process

From initial design consultation to final clean-up, we take steps to ensure the best possible final results. There are no shortcuts, no cut corners. Your hardwood floor is a premium feature that adds value to your home, and we treat it as such.

1. Free In-Home Design Consultation & Estimate

flooring installation begins with your vision. We can help bring it to life by recommending products, colors and finishes that will best fit your decor, lifestyle, personality and budget. We understand that hardwood flooring is an investment and will never pressure you to make a decision or fail to answer your questions. We want you to be comfortable with the process and love the results.

Once you have decided on the flooring options you would like, we will send you a detailed estimate so you know exactly what your new hardwood floor will cost. When you accept, we will schedule your installation. Before the installation, you will need to remove furniture and wall hangings from the room(s).

2. Sub-Floor Preparation

Your new hardwood floor installation is only as good as the sub-floor beneath. We walk the floor to find squeaks, low spots and uneven seams, then fix them by tightening from below and sanding planks to an even plane.

3. Dustless Sanding

The unfinished hardwood planks must be sanded to accept the stain. We use the state-of-the-art Bona Atomic Dust Containment System® (DCS), which extracts the sanding dust into a sealed tube and carries it to our trailer outside. There’s no dust in your ductwork and no dust to ruin a perfect finish. Learn more about dustless sanding here.

4. Custom Hardwood Staining

We can create the exact color you choose with our custom color process. We test it on your floor so you can see it. Once you are happy with the color, we apply the stain to the floor and install a replacement base shoe.

5. Three-Coat Finish

Last but not least, we finish your new hardwood floor with three coats of an environmentally safe, durable and fast-drying topcoat. You can choose from several different finish options ranging from low luster to high gloss.

Why three coats? The first coat seals the hardwood, while the second and third build thickness for years of durability against normal wear and tear. We also screen, buff and vacuum between coats for the absolute best results.

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Beautiful Hardwood Floor Installations


Absolutely. We can incorporate a manufacturer-produced inlay into your hardwood floor installation, lay down a pattern, or even create something completely one-of-a-kind. We love doing custom work. See the Custom Hardwood Floors page for information or give us a call.

It would be our pleasure. Every new flooring project begins with a free in-home design consultation. You can bring us any ideas or inspiration you have, and we’ll provide expert recommendations to meet them.

Let’s create your next flooring experience together and tell the story of how we were able to develop the perfect color, character, texture and cut that you had envisioned for your home.

Both are superb options with their own advantages and best use cases. 

If you want to match existing flooring or wood elements in your home, unfinished hardwood flooring will allow you to do that with a custom stain. The unfinished hardwood floor installation process itself also offers advantages. The protective finish applied after staining penetrates and seals the seams between the planks, helping prevent water intrusion.

Prefinished hardwood flooring comes already sanded and stained, ready to install. This makes the entire installation process much faster—SVB can install a prefinished wood floor in just one to two days. The floor can be walked on immediately since there’s no drying time.

When choosing between unfinished hardwood flooring and prefinished, it’s really a matter of which product best meets your individual needs. We’ll review your flooring options during your free in-home design consultation.

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Read Our Reviews

"Great company to work with! Very impressed with every aspect of the process. It was nice to be able to stay in our home while the work was being done. Dust was not an issue at all, nor were fumes. Most importantly, the floors look amazing!”
- Brandi, Lee's Summit, MO
I love the new resurfaced floors. There is very little dust. The sales personnel and resurfacing crew were extremely professional. I am very happy to refer this company and will use them in the future. My floors look great!!! Thank you SVB Floors.
- Mavis Hutchings
My home is nearly 60 years old and still has the original oak floors. SVB recently refinished the floor in living room and hallway, and now it looks brand new -- way better than I ever expected. There was no dust (as advertised) and no mess left behind. All the employees that I met are very nice people -- professional and friendly. Thanks, SVB. You are a class act!
- Elaine Schendt
SVB refinished our floors during a kitchen/hearth remodel. Our contractor hired SVB to do the work. Their crew was extremely polite, friendly and absolutely left no mess. So quick and efficient. Floors look great and I wouldn't call anyone else but them for future work. Amazing crew!
- Kristen G
SVB provided excellent, highly qualified "craftsmen" who added hardwoods to my existing flooring. Each team performed and completed the match with amazing results! The color match was 99% true, the cleanliness & dust free treatment left my wife & I speechless, and the installed fine oak floor added value to our home.
- Lee Valentine
Our experience with SVB Wood Floors was outstanding every step of the way. Whether speaking on the phone or interacting in person, every employee was very professional. We are very pleased with the timeliness and quality of their work. SVB refinished our kitchen and dining room floors, but if I didn't know better I would think the wood had been replaced! It looks that much better. I wish we had done this years ago!
- Kim Rath
We had floors installed and some refinished a couple weeks ago. I just want you all to know this is the best experience we have had in any kind of contract work we have ever had done. Your team was so professional and considerate at every phase of this project. We were so impressed beginning with Eric’s estimate to the last coat applied.
- Leigh