Baton Rouge hardwood flooring

Baton Rouge Homeowners Turn Their Homes into Design Showcases with Engineered Hardwood Flooring

How does that Disney song go? “A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

Your heart may wish that your own home can look as unique as this one, featured in Baton Rouge, LA’s The Advocate: by Steve Wheeler.

Why, this house, which was also featured in Dwell Magazine, a publication well-known for showcasing the best design ideas and giving inspiration, even has oak flooring. You might ask yourself, “How can I compete with that?”

Here’s the good news: You can compete with it, and you can turn your house into a gem with engineered hardwood flooring. In Baton Rouge, you want to get engineered hardwood flooring from Wholesale Flooring & Granite. It is the most trusted source for flooring in the area.

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood, so you still have that lustrous beauty, elegance and rich warmth of hardwood. The only thing different about engineered hardwood flooring is the construction. People love this type of flooring, because it increases the value of your home, just as solid hardwood does. It also comes in a wide assortment of colors and species, so you’re not missing out on anything.

Unlike solid hardwood, engineered hardwood flooring is much more stable and water resistant. Remember the comment about construction? Well, engineered hardwood flooring is constructed with a core (usually oak) and then layered with plywood and topped with a hardwood veneer. The result is that the fibers cross each other and that's what gives it the stability.

And you want that stability when you live in the South, what with tropical storms, heat, and humidity. Those weather conditions will cause the solid hardwood to expand and shrink unless it’s acclimatized carefully first, but you don’t need to worry about that at all with engineered hardwood flooring.

There’s something else about engineered hardwood flooring. Since it is more moisture-resistant, it can be installed in areas below sub-level, such as the basement, which often become family and game rooms, the place where people congregate. It can even be installed over concrete, as long as there is no excess water.

For over 18 years, the award-winning Wholesale Flooring & Granite has been providing the best flooring products, including hardwood, carpet, laminate, luxury vinyl and tile. The company services Baton Rouge, LA and the surrounding areas.