Buying any flooring can be overwhelming! All of the available choices can make your head swim, so you wonder how you can be sure you have the best.
Wholesale Flooring & Granite which, by the way, is the place to purchase engineered hardwood flooring in Baton Rouge, offers some suggestions.
Understanding the Basics
Like solid, engineered hardwood flooring is real wood. It adds value to a house, and real estate sales associates are legally allowed to market it as such in their brochures and listing sheets.
Unlike solid, it is a layered product, which gives it greater stability and more moisture resistance. It won’t expand and contract in an effort to adjust to weather, and it will stand up to water, which is ideal in the humid, storm-prone Southeast area.Of course, we’ll suggest that you buy your engineered hardwood flooring from us.
Pay attention to the veneer and core thickness; that’s the detail that can determine the best engineered hardwood flooring. You’ll want to ask about the overall thickness, because you don’t want something that’s ultra-thin.
Make Sure You Ask These Questions
There are various things you should always ask about:
● Manufacturer and warranties
● Installation method, how you should prepare and how it affects total cost.
● Glue. We use only the highest quality and safest ones, but some do use glues with toxins and formaldehydes. Be sure to ask.
● Wear layer thickness. The wear layer is the top layer, designed to protect the floor. That thickness determines how many times the floor can be sanded and refinished. While solid is always eight times, while engineered varies, depending upon that wear layer. Here’s a good, but approximate, way to gage: If the wear layer is 6mm, it can be sanded around five or six times. If it’s 2 mm, that means it can be sanded twice. (Please remember this is a rough estimate. We can tell you exactly, when we see your actual choice.)
If you have any other questions, feel free to come into Wholesale Flooring & Granite to let our pros talk to you. Our showroom is in Baton Rouge, LA.