This is an example of hardwood medallion installation to existing hardwood floor. In order to achieve the best result, it’s highly recommended to refinish your floor. In case of new unfinished hardwood installation, it’s a way easier, since material has to be sanded and finished anyway. Refinishing is required for two purposes:
- Existing hardwood material might be not as high as medallion. Refinishing help to make it flush with the rest of the floor
- Flooring color and medallion color might differ too much.
In general, each medallion is made of several different flooring materials, so there is a huge chance that your flooring would have one of them, and discolorations in material would be too visible.