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Be Your Home’s “Advocate” with Engineered Hardwood Flooring

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that certain industries added more jobs in Louisiana, including construction and hospitality. To read the entire story, see: www.theadvocate.com by Ted Briggs.

Whether you’re constructing a home or busy hotel, engineered hardwood flooring is the perfect choice. It adds the same richness and elegance as solid hardwood, but the construction makes it super-strong, twice that of oak, and three times that of any solid hardwood. that makes it perfect for areas with heavy foot traffic.

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood, but it’s layered. While solid hardwood is wood all the way through, engineered hardwood flooring has real wood at the top, with a plywood layer underneath. It’s the plywood, and that crisscross action of the fibers, that gives it strength and stability.

The plywood also makes engineered hardwood flooring warp less easily with moisture, and that’s good news for anywhere known for tropical storms, high heat and humidity, like Louisiana. The moisture-resistance also gives engineered hardwood flooring more versatility, because, unlike solid, you can install it in places where there’s light moisture, such as bathrooms and sub-level areas, like your basement-turned-into-the-family-room. It is important to understand, however, know that no wood stands up well to excess water and puddles, so avoid installation where those issues occur.

There are just as many species choices for engineered hardwood flooring as there are for solid. The most popular ones are: Hickory, which is hand-scraped and gives your atmosphere a rustic or farmhouse feel; red oak, which is actually a budget-friendly choice; maple, which is rich and elegant and looks great in the living or dining area.

Since engineered hardwood flooring is real wood, it can be advertised as such in realtor marketing materials. Realtors have found that people are willing to pay more for homes with wood floors. While a lot of sellers are hesitant to upgrade if they’re moving, a remodel can be the difference between a house that receives multiple bids that drive up the cost, and one that does not. Pay attention to those features that people want, and one is wood flooring.

With over 18 years’ experience, Wholesale Flooring & Granite offers the best selection of flooring in Baton Rouge. The company offers a large inventory of carpet, hardwood, tile, luxury vinyl and laminate.