What is the Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring for my Basement Remodel?

What is the Best Engineered Hardwood Flooring for my Basement Remodel?

The answer to that question is easy; the best engineered hardwood flooring is at Wholesale Flooring & Granite in Baton Rouge!

Often, basements are remodeled to become family or game rooms. Sometimes it becomes a guest room, or some kind of living quarters. You want to be sure it’s stylish, fits in with your decor, and adds value; you have been hearing about the survey where real estate professionals said people are often willing to pay more for a house with wood floors.

Even if you’re not planning to sell anytime in the future, isn’t it nice to know you’ve just added value to your home?

Engineered hardwood flooring is absolutely real wood; in fact, real estate professionals are allowed to advertise “wood floors” in their marketing tools. It has the timeless look of wood, but includes the addition of a plywood sub-layer: Real hardwood positioned on top of a plywood base. This plywood makes the floor structurally sound, and prevents moisture from damaging the floor, so the only difference from solid is in the construction, which is more stable and water-resistant than solid.

It’s less sensitive to humidity changes, so that means you don’t have to deal with the expansion and contraction issue that solid has when it tries to adjust to the weather; that’s another advantage of having engineered hardwood flooring in storm-prone Baton Rouge!

One of the great advantages of this type of wood is that there’s more flexibility in where it can be installed; it can often go where solid absolutely cannot, like basements or anything below grade level.

Subfloors are important, however, and when you buy engineered hardwood flooring it’s necessary to tell your flooring installer just what they’ll be laying over, especially if it’s a concrete substrate.

Concrete does need to have their moisture levels tested, so the appropriate adhesives and other materials can be used. Although it is possible to glue the flooring over concrete, you may decide to install a subfloor first. Remember, it’s highly water-resistant, but not completely waterproof.

It can be refinished, but the number of times it can, depends upon the thickness of the veneer, so don’t skimp.

Come into the Baton Rouge showroom at Wholesale Flooring & Granite and we’ll show you how you can love your new wood floors.