hardwood flooring

Engineered hardwood flooring: You've got questions, we've got answers!

The nice weather is here again, and people all over are starting to buckle down and get rolling on their big renovations. This is always a busy time of year for us here at Wholesale Flooring & Granite, because there are always people coming to us with questions about their first big remodel. After a while, we noticed that a lot of these questions tend to be nearly identical, especially questions about engineered hardwood flooring.

If you're shopping for engineered hardwood flooring in Baton Rouge, and have questions about this material, chances are you will find the answer below in our engineered hardwood flooring FAQ. Here's what you need to know before you buy engineered hardwood flooring:

How long does it last?

The savviest homeowners know that the service life of a flooring material, is one of the biggest considerations when choosing new flooring. A short service life means you have to replace your floors more quickly, reducing your return on investment. So, it's good to go in armed with the facts about a floors longevity, before you pull the trigger.

Well, you'll be happy to know that well-cared-for engineered hardwood flooring can last as long as 80 years! This longevity depends upon a number of factors, such as its thickness, and your level of care, but they really can last for decades!

In reality, most floors don't make it to that extreme age, and can be reasonably expected to last 20-30 years. If you take care of them and they have a good thickness, though, the sky is really the limit!

Is it high-maintenance?

The second major consideration most people have, is how much work they will have to put into maintaining their engineered hardwood flooring. Luckily, these floors are a lot easier to keep in shape than most people expect. They basically behave like traditional hardwood floors, only requiring a bit of regular sweeping and occasional attention from a well-wrung mop to keep looking great.

It's also recommended that you take steps to protect it from water, much like traditional hardwood, and take steps to avoid physical damage from moving furniture or hard-soled shoes. Beyond those simple steps, engineered hardwood flooring is basically hands-off.

Do you have engineered hardwood flooring questions of your own?

If you'd like to learn more about engineered hardwood flooring, or you think you are ready to have a look around at some of the styles we have on offer, we'd love to hear from you! Simply contact our showroom via phone or email to take advantage of our free, no-obligation flooring consultations.

Better yet, stop in and see for yourself! Our knowledgeable staff of flooring experts would love nothing more than to help you find the answers you need to get the floors you want at a price you'll love!