hardwood flooring

A Beautiful Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation

You’ve been thinking about wood floors for a while now, and you’ve decided to buy engineered hardwood flooring.

The floor sets the foundation of the design of any room. That’s why they always say, “design from the floor up.” Select the floor, and coordinate around it.

You want the best installation possible and, there’s just one place to get your engineered hardwood flooring in Baton Rouge:Wholesale Flooring & Granite.

First Things First: What’s Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

This is a layered product and, yes, it’s real wood! So much so that real estate sales associates are legally allowed to advertise it as such in their marketing tools.

It’s also available in many styles, with an assortment of features and colors.

The top and bottom layers are comprised of natural wood. You can get species such as oak, maple and hickory; exotics like African mahogany, tigerwood, or even some of the softer woods like birch or cherry. Your flooring expert can advise you on the best wood for your lifestyle.

Veneers and other materials such as plywood, are all bonded together to form an ultra-tough core.

Because it’s layered, the fibers criss-cross and the floor becomes much more stable and water resistant, a good thing in tropical storm-prone Louisiana!

What Should I know to Get the Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring Installation?

● First, know what your subfloor is made of, because that affects the installation. For example, if your sub-floor is concrete, this type of flooring can go right over it, but you need to be sure it’s not wet, and it is smooth and even. If it’s not, you may need to do some repairing and prep work before you put down the surface floor.
● Check heights, such as interior and exterior doors, and cabinet or appliance clearance.
● If you have wood in other places, think about being sure it matches in both color and species. Even though they might be in different rooms, you want a smooth, not choppy, transition.
● Check out the thickness of the veneer. It varies according to design and manufacturer, but it’s an important construction component, because it determines the products stability and the number of times you can refinish it.

Wholesale Flooring & Granite not only has the largest inventory in the South, but is also the “first and last stop for all things flooring.” Come into our showroom in Baton Rouge, LA, and we’ll show you!