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It’s simple to coordinate hardwood flooring and room decor

Wood is an environmentally friendly flooring choice that does not trap dirt and allergens. In addition to this practical feature, wood is an aesthetically pleasing flooring option that is guaranteed to give your home an upscale look. It’s easy to fit solid hardwood floors into your design plans for living, family, and dining rooms. Engineered wood, which can be used with radiant heating, is ideal for kitchens and basements. Douglas Flooring in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has what you need for your flooring project.

Wood flooring basics

Solid and engineered wood strips and planks are found in many species that have varying colors and grain patterns. Also, different levels of hardness are found among wood species. Board width ranges from 63mm to 400mm while lengths are fixed or random. High-end hardwood flooring lasts for generations. The wide range of pricing found when shopping for this flooring covering is due to:

  • Size of the board -in general, a board increases in price as it becomes wider and longer
  • Thickness of the board -thicker boards are more expensive
  • Species of wood -common woods have lower prices than rare woods

Solid vs engineered wood

Solid hardwood flooring, which is usually glued or nailed to the subfloor, can be sanded, stained, and sealed in your home or finished in the factory. It takes about two weeks to install unfinished strips or planks on-site while prefinished products can be installed in one day. Unfinished wood is the best option if you like a less common stain or a flush look when the floor is finished rather than a beveled look. On-site finishing is often best for big projects and new construction.

Engineered hardwood is less costly than solid hardwood. It has a medium-density fiberboard, plywood, or lumber core that is topped with a layer of hardwood. Since this floor covering is resistant to water, it can be laid in the kitchen or finished basement. However, it is not recommended for bathrooms. In general, strips and planks are connected to form a floor that floats over the subfloor. Solid wood can be sanded and refinished many times and engineered wood can be done once or twice if it is more than 2mm thick.

The flooring pros at Douglas Flooring can help you choose the best product for your home. We invite you to browse through our showroom in Baton Rouge. Along with installation services, we offer cleaning and water extraction services. We have been servingBaton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville, Louisiana, for over 20 years. Please call or use our online form to contact us.