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.