Engineered hardwood in Baton Rouge, LA from Wholesale Flooring & Granite

Engineered hardwood and wear layers, what to know

The wear layer thickness atop your engineered hardwood flooring can vary. Generally, this means the flooring will be more robust and last longer, but more facts are to know.

The wear layer handles the number of times the flooring can be refinished. And the more you know about your options, the better choice you can make when it's time to buy.

Natural wood and a wear layer?

The natural wood layer and the wear layer aren't separate parts. Instead, the natural wood layer is the wear layer, and it dictates the refinishing process for your engineered wood flooring.

Almost all engineered floors are compatible with refinishing. However, if the wear layer is 1mm or less, you should only recoat it and not refinish it.

But 2mm and above are perfect for the service. Here is a list of thicknesses and refinishing times.

  • 2mm - can tolerate one to two refinishing
  • 2.5 mm - two to three
  • 4mm - four to five
  • 6mm - six to eight
  • 8mm - eight to ten

  • Knowing when to refinish your engineered hardwood flooring

    If you're unsure whether your engineered flooring needs refinishing, we can assess them and let you know. If your floors have damage or extensive wear, you can be sure they'll need refinishing, and we can tell you for sure.

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    Wholesale Flooring & Granite is an excellent choice for your flooring and information needs. Our associates are standing by to ensure your best results, no matter what you need.

    Our service areas include Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Ascension Parish, Baker, and surrounding areas. And we invite you to visit us any time you're in the area to find your engineered wood flooring.

    Please stop by our showroom in Baton Rouge, LA, at any time to find out how we can help with your engineered hardwood flooring needs. Your successful results are most important to us.