It’s no secret that moisture can really harm hardwood. Too much and it can warp. It’s also affected by the weather; in an effort to adjust, it shrinks and expands.
But engineered hardwood flooring, now that’s another story...
1. The Laundry Room. Remember the Northeast’s Hurricane Sandy in 2012? Many homes had their first floors destroyed, and that often meant remodeling the laundry room.
Flooring is an important choice for any room, but especially this one. It has to be durable, easy to care for, waterproof, and comfortable for standing. Your flooring choice can also make a design statement; after all, just because the laundry room is utility room, doesn’t mean it has to look like a work room!
Engineered hardwood flooring, Baton Rouge, is constructed differently than solid, which makes it more stable, no worries about expansion and contraction, and it’s moisture resistant. You may still want extra protection, so either have it professionally sealed, or go with a prefinished hardwood that can withstand high moisture areas.
Just be sure it’s really good quality, and for the best engineered hardwood flooring, go to Wholesale Flooring & Granite.
2. Speaking of moisture….how about the bathroom? Now, here you’ll really want that extra protection of sealants and finishes because, while it’s water-resistant, it won’t stand up alone to puddles or wet towels that can lie around for a while. The powder room is completely fine as is, however.
3. Basements. More and more, people are remodeling their basements to become apartments, or game rooms, or even another bedroom. With solid, it’s always advised to n ever install wood below grade, but you can with engineered. If it’s installed over concrete, just be sure the concrete isn’t damp; if it is, be sure to tell you installer. Other than that, no worries!
One of the really great things about engineered is that the installation is so much easier. There are many requirements with solid, as it can only be nailed or stapled. With engineered, however, it can be nailed, stapled, clicked or glued.
Buy your engineered hardwood flooring at Wholesale Flooring & Granite in Baton Rouge. We’ll show you how it’s done!