Under most circumstances, water and wood do not mix. But this theory isn't the same when it comes to water resistance and engineered hardwood flooring.
Engineered wood flooring offers many benefits that could be a fantastic addition to your home. And here are some facts to help you understand more about them.
Why are engineered floors more water-resistant?
Engineered wood flooring has a natural wood veneer on top, with several layers of plywood beneath. This layering is part of the reason you'll see more water resistance from the materials.
These floors are not only more dimensionally stable than many other materials, but they also resist moderate exposure to moisture, making them less likely to buckle or warp.
Water-resistant, not waterproof
When considering engineered flooring, it's important to remember that waterproof and water-resistant materials differ. However, waterproof materials are completely safe from water damage for the floor's lifespan.
But water-resistant materials may experience damage if specific criteria are not met. Be sure to speak with an associate about how to get the most from these floors in damp areas.
Extended benefits from engineered hardwood flooring
Engineered hardwood flooring is excellent for stunning visuals, with your choice of species and more. They're a perfect match for any decor you already have in place.
But they're also effortless to install, especially with a floating engineered wood flooring choice. The installation is often completed in a single day or less in many remodels.
Choose our showroom for your flooring needs
At Wholesale Flooring & Granite, you'll find impressive materials and services. In addition, our associates are ready to work alongside you for outstanding results at any time.
Our showroom is located in Baton Rouge, LA, with plenty of engineered hardwood flooring options. We are proud to cater to residents from communities like: