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Why buy engineered hardwood flooring for the bathroom?

Engineered hardwood flooring is as equally versatile and durable as its solid counterpart,  if not more so! Lately, for some reason, homeowners that visit our Wholesale Flooring & Granite showroom in Baton Rouge, LA have been overlooking engineered hardwood flooring,  but why? While some folks don’t have a lot of experience with the material and therefore avoid it, others assume it’s simply an imitation of solid wood planks. Regardless of the reason, we’re here to set the record straight about this more affordable, equally hard-wearing, and visually attractive alternative.

Beautify your bathroom with engineered hardwood flooring in Baton Rouge

So, should you get these planks for your bathroom? Read on, and find out for yourself how this modern, high-tech material makes for one wonderful option.


Don’t be fooled by it’s affordability, because there’s certainly nothing lacking when it comes to engineered hardwood flooring. So, what’s with the lower price tag? Truthfully, affordability does still depend hugely upon species type and color. Remember, these planks are still made with authentic wood. Thus, pricing reflects quality, and other factors like coloring and species. However, because of its specific manufacturing process, these planks are more affordable in general. The perk to engineered planks, however, is in its more modern use of materials, layers, and coatings, making it often more water-resistant.


In high-traffic areas like the washroom, you’ll need planks that are very durable. Again, it all comes down to the modern manufacturing process. You see, those top coats and superficial layers are typically more robust than its “all-natural” counterpart. What does that mean, exactly? Well, let’s just say that when you’re looking for something truly solid, then you’ll want a material that has a tougher outer layer. All-solid wood tends to be softer, and as such, is more susceptible to scratches and dents, unlike this more durable material.


Lastly, when we talk about how attractive these planks are, they’re equally comparable to their all-solid counterpart. That’s because they’re both manufactured using the same materials: Trees! So, species-wise, you’ll get the same looks you want, and that goes for color, too. However, in the long run, you’ll likely see the difference between the two over a longer period of time. Again, the durability factor comes into play here, where these planks are less “soft” and therefore more durable. Now, doesn’t that mean they’ll stay attractive for a longer period of time in your bathroom?