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Engineered hardwood flooring: How durable is it?

When you walked into the showroom, your eyes were instantly drawn to it – the color, the sheen, the grain – it was truly a sight to behold. And when the showroom professional mentioned high durability, you were irrevocably hooked – you simply had to buy engineered hardwood flooring. But is it all it's cracked up to be? A few months down the line, after your kids and pets have gone hog wild, will your planks still look great?

That’s an excellent question, and one we often get at our Wholesale Flooring & Granite showroom in Baton Rouge, LA. As such, we’ve decided to come up with this article on engineered hardwood flooring and the truth about its legendary durability.

The truth about the engineered hardwood flooring in your Baton Rouge home

Let’s get right to the point and talk about how long these planks will last. No doubt, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at its lifespan, lasting between 40 to 80 years. Impressive, isn’t it, considering you probably won’t be in your home for that long, right? So, essentially, your new planks will last quite some time, and most likely, well into the next owner’s time there too. Truthfully, you may not be as lucky with several other flooring options out there.

Marks, dents, and scratches

Now, as amazing as engineered hardwood flooring sounds, it can be susceptible to some small nicks here and there. Ultimately, it is extremely durable – but it’s certainly not indestructible! Fortunately, depending on the type of material you choose, you can get extra surfacing protection. Also, some colors and grain styles help to further mask any little scuff marks and scratches that may occur. Lastly, in the event of a major catastrophe, your floors can be redone a few times, depending on the quality.

Have more questions about surfacing materials? Looking for advice for that upcoming renovation? Come on down to Wholesale Flooring & Granite for friendly, knowledgeable advice and excellent customer service.