engineered hardwood flooring

Special Baton Rouge Homes Deserve Engineered Hardwood Flooring

“It’s really done well and well-received,” is how many describe Veranda View.

The homes start at $425,000; by Steven Wheeler.

Special homes deserve treatment, and there’s nothing like a hardwood floor, but in the Louisiana heat and humidity, make it engineered hardwood flooring. Whether you’re in the market to buy a new home, or simply want to spruce your existing one up, engineered hardwood flooring is for you.

In Baton Rouge, purchase it from the experts at Wholesale Flooring & Granite.

Hardwood floors add warmth and elegance to a home. With all of the colors, wood species, and patterns, you can truly make it a unique showcase. Many are concerned about heat and humidity and that expansion/contraction effect that hardwood often does to adjust to weather conditions.

Engineered hardwood flooring is real wood, and it’s the construction that is different; it’s layered, and that is also what makes it so stable and appropriate for Louisiana’s heat and humidity. While the fibers in solid hardwood run parallel, the fibers in engineered hardwood flooring are criss-cross, making it more durable and moisture-resistant.

Here are some reasons to go with engineered hardwood flooring because:

1. It adds an excellent resale value to your home, due to its increasing prestige among both consumers, as well as the building industry. Today, there is no differentiation between solid and engineered hardwood at all. In fact, Money Magazine reports that data from the National Realtors Association found that 54 percent of home buyers were willing to pay more for a home with wood flooring.
2. You have many choices. Red Oak, Brazilian Cherry, and Hickory seem to be the most popular.
3. You can install engineered hardwood flooring almost anywhere, even in the basement. Like many flooring types, though, avoid ultra-moisture prone rooms, such as the bathroom (but powder rooms can be great!)
4. Engineered hardwood flooring is durable, especially the Indonesian and South American exotic woods, such as birch, maple, and walnut.

Wholesale Flooring & Granite is the expert on hardwood, whether it’s solid or engineered. The company, located in Baton Rouge, LA, also carries a large inventory of carpet, tile, laminate, luxury vinyl, and waterproof flooring.