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Three Questions About Engineered Hardwood Flooring Answered

Over the course of a week, we field quite a few flooring-related questions here at Wholesale Flooring & Granite, and we realized that there are a few that we get time and time again. It's understandable, the world of flooring is vast and most people don't tend to think about floors until they absolutely need to.

One of the things we noticed about all these questions, is that they tend to be about engineered hardwood flooring. So, we thought it would be a good idea to help our customers clear the air around this flooring material. Here are the answers to the 3 most common questions we receive about engineered hardwood flooring here in Baton Rouge.

Which is Best, Engineered Hardwood Flooring or Solid Hardwood flooring?

This is one of those questions we get that really doesn't have a hard and fast answer. Whether engineered or solid is best for you, depends upon a number of factors, including your budget, where the flooring will be installed, and personal preference. However, there are a few things you should consider, no matter what.

Solid hardwood is better for buyers who plan to keep their floors for a very long time, because it can be sanded and refinished more times before it needs to be replaced completely. You can also sand and refinish engineered floors, but not as many times as solid , before they need replacing.

Is it Really Wood?

Yes! Engineered wood floors are made almost entirely from wood and wood products, with the exception of the adhesives used in its construction, and the protective layers that are applied to keep it looking great and scratch-free.

Is it Good for DIY Installation?

That depends upon your level of handiness with construction and DIY projects in general. While there are some qualities that make it more DIY-friendly, it would probably fall into the category of an advanced DIY project. This means you would have to be pretty confident in your abilities to pull it off correctly.

Generally, it is not recommended to install this type of flooring without professional help, at least. It is best to hire a professional to avoid any costly disasters. If you have your heart set on a DIY flooring installation, you might want to consider luxury vinyl tile flooring instead. It's extremely easy to install, as a DIY project, is cheaper than wood, and there are many options that perfectly mimic the look of wood, as well.

Looking to Buy Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

If you live in the Baton Rouge area, and are in the market for new flooring of any sort, Wholesale Flooring & Granite is your one-stop shop for all your flooring needs.

Simply call, email, or visit our showroom in Baton Rouge, LA, for your free consultation! We'd love to help you find the floor of your dreams, at a price that won't give you nightmares!