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Three Reasons to Choose Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Let's have a little chat about engineered hardwood flooring, Baton Rouge. Many people think this type of flooring is a sort of consolation prize for people who don't have the budget for wood. In reality, there are plenty of reasons to buy engineered hardwood flooring over solid hardwood, the least of which is that you can't tell the difference between the two once they are installed. Aside from that, let's have a look at three other reasons why you might consider engineered over solid hardwood.

1. DIY Installation Saves Money

In addition to being more affordable than solid hardwood, engineered can also save you money on labor, because it is easy enough to install for anyone with even modest DIY skills and tools.

Because it is designed with a snap and lock system, this type of flooring is little more than a big puzzle that takes a rubber mallet to tap into place. Even the best engineered hardwood flooring is a snap to install! Many people enjoy having a light DIY project and everyone enjoys cutting labor costs from their flooring budget!

2. It's an Eco-Friendly Choice

There is a common misconception that wood flooring is bad for the environment, because trees are used in its production. It's easy to understand why people might think this, but there is much more to the story than that.

Wood used for flooring doesn't come from old-growth forests, but rather from managed tree farms where each tree felled is replaced. In fact, the amount of wood grown on these managed tracts of land on an annual basis exceeds the amount that is harvested. This means that the lumber industry has actually increased the amount of forested area!

3. Versatility

One of the great things about engineered wood flooring is that it is much more versatile than solid hardwood. Engineered can be installed above or below grade, can be glued down or left floating, and has protective coatings on the wear layer that allow it to be installed in kitchens and bathrooms, with less concern for moisture.

This means you can have the look and feel of a hardwood floor in rooms where it might otherwise be inadvisable.

Are You Looking for the Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

If you live in or around the area of Baton Rouge, LA, and are on the hunt for a new floor, Wholesale Flooring and Granite would love to hear from you! Simply call, e-mail, or stop on by our well-appointed showroom in Baton Rouge to have a look around, or to schedule a consultation.

Our team of flooring specialists will be on hand to help you find the styles and materials that best suit your home's needs, for a price that won't break the bank!