Engineered hardwood flooring in a Baton Rouge, LA master bedroom

Are engineered hardwood floors made with real wood?

Yes, engineered hardwood floors are made with real wood! Not only that, but the flooring can also be sanded down and refinished when the surface becomes worn, just like solid hardwood. This durable floor covering, which offers easy care and maintenance, can have a lifespan of up to 40 years. Wholesale Flooring & Granite offers a large selection of engineered wood flooring. You can view flooring and granite countertops, all laid out in a room scene-setting, at our Baton Rouge, Louisiana, showroom.

How engineered hardwood is made

While a hardwood board is made of a single piece of wood, the engineered hardwood flooring is composed of multiple layers of high-quality plywood that are each positioned in a different direction. The plywood base is bonded to a surface layer of hardwood. Hickory, oak, and maple are popular wood species. Distressed, hand-scraped, and wire-brushed are popular surface effects. Many finishes are available in matte, semi-gloss, and high-gloss.

Wood floors with water resistance

Because of its construction, engineered wood floors won’t warp or bow when exposed to moisture. Unlike hardwood, this floor covering can be installed in a basement with a moisture barrier. It’s appropriate for a kitchen and bath too. But any type of wood flooring is not designed for an area that is frequently wet. Water or spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible.

Engineered hardwood Installation

Most often, engineered wood floors are designed to connect so that they float over the subfloor. Since boards do not need to be attached to the subfloor, they can be installed over cement. Also, boards can usually be placed over hard surface existing flooring. Nail-down boards or glue-down boards, also appropriate for cement floors, are also available.

Wholesale Flooring & Granite brings more than high-quality flooring to Baton Rouge and neighboring Louisiana communities like Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, and Baker. We have a team of installation pros who can install any type of flooring. We can also construct the custom kitchen or bath that you've always wanted. Stop by our showroom in Baton Rouge, give us a call, or email us to get your engineered hardwood flooring project started.