Engineered Hardwood Flooring vs. Moisture Issues

Did you know that engineered hardwood flooring is the best flooring option for those who want wood floors, but have a problem with moisture. As you may know, moisture can destroy solid hardwood flooring in no time at all, and the damage it can do may be extensive. This problem is no longer an issue when homeowners and businesses choose engineered hardwood flooring.

At Wholesale Flooring & Granite in Baton Rouge, LA, we have made it a priority to bring some of the very best engineered hardwood flooring systems on the market today into our flooring inventory . We have done this because we understand that our customers want beautiful wood floors, but they do not want the hassles that come with solid wood floors. Yes, it is true that many homes in our area are well-suited for solid hardwood flooring, but many, if not most, are not.
​This brings us to our weather and climate. It is impossible to escape the humidity that we experience in this area of Louisiana. This same high humidity can cause moisture problems with solid hardwood. It does not, however, affect engineered hardwood flooring. In fact, we can even install new engineered wood floors below grade if the customer desires.

The reason engineered wood flooring is so resistant to moisture is because of the way that these flooring systems are manufactured. The core of the flooring is composed of layers of plywood, hardwood, or HDF, topped with a surface layer of the hardwood that the customer has selected. Because these layers are placed in a certain fashion, the flooring becomes very stable, and does not expand or contract as solid hardwood will do. This mean no warping, buckling, or splitting apart with your new engineered wood floors.

As you can see, in the fight against moisture, engineered wood floors win hands down. If you would like to know more about the many, many benefits of engineered hardwood flooring, visit Wholesale Flooring & Granite in Baton Rouge, LA and let us show you the wonderful selection we have available for you today.