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Engineered Hardwood: When Solid Hardwood Floors Won’t Work

Solid hardwood flooring is usually preferred over many other types of flooring materials. However, there are some times when it just isn’t the feasible choice. For instance, it cannot be installed in the basement, and it isn’t the best floor for your kitchens, bathrooms or laundry rooms.

Others might look to something else if they aren’t prepared to keep up with the type of maintenance schedule that solid hardwood demands. While it has a great life span, that’s only the case when it’s cared for properly and the schedule is maintained. So, when you can’t go with solid hardwood, it might be time to look into engineered hardwood flooring.

Engineered Hardwood Flooring Works Great

If you simply can’t have a solid hardwood floor, your next best option is definitely engineered hardwood flooring. It looks just like solid hardwood, because it really is hardwood on top. Though not nearly as thick as solid wood, engineered hardwood flooring can even be refinished a couple of times before needing to be replaced.

Not only does engineered hardwood mimic solid hardwood wonderfully, but it can also be installed where solid wood can’t. Many people enjoy the ability to have it installed in basements and in some cases, it does well in kitchens too.

Engineered hardwood is much quicker and easier to maintain as well. You’ll want to make sure the floor is swept often, to remove debris that could cause excessive wear and tear. A dust mop can even be used in low traffic areas. Then simply follow with a damp mop or a cleaner recommended by the flooring manufacturer.

Have a Look for Yourself

If you would like to see some engineered hardwood flooring samples for yourself, feel free to stop by our Wholesale Flooring & Granite showroom, located in Baton Rouge, LA. Our flooring professionals will be happy to show you our line of engineered hardwood and answer any questions that you might have.