Hardwood floors are tough enough to manage Louisiana’s extreme humidity, if chosen carefully. Engineered hardwood flooring makes it possible to explore this stunning option without worry.
At B & S Carpet One Floor & Home in Opelousas, LA, we’re your hardwood flooring store. With a wide range of engineered hardwood flooring from the best flooring brands, our showroom is brimming with options to beautify your home or business.
All hardwood flooring naturally diverse by design.
Whether you’re seeking a glossy, modern design or something more vintage-inspired, there are plenty of hardwood options to meet your goals.
Make it your own and combine your favorite:
Each hardwood species has unique characteristics.
For example, every species has a specific hardness rating, graining, and coarseness. Explore domestic and exotic hardwood favorites including:
Each hardwood species has varying graining, characteristics, and hardness ratings. For example, maple hardwood has a straight, consistent grain, while red oak has wavy lines in its graining.
Both engineered and solid wood floors are available in various species, stains, finishes, and styles. Be sure to do your research to be certain your hardwood species has a hardness level that works in the room you’re installing it in.
The primary difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring is how the planks are constructed.
For Louisiana living, engineered hardwood flooring is the clear winner here. It fares fine above and below grade. It can manage the changing seasons. Because if it’s construction, it resists moisture better than solid hardwood and won’t buckle from changes in weather or humidity. Certain types of engineered hardwood floors are even 100% waterproof!
One shortfall to engineered hardwood, however, is that it can’t be refinished repeatedly like solid wood. At best, your engineered hardwood flooring can be refinished once or twice in its lifetime.
Hardwood floors are not recommended for kitchen & bath use.
For those rooms, consider a hardwood alternative like luxury vinyl plank, laminate, or wood-look tile.
Engineered hardwood floors can be installed just about everywhere else. Enjoy these beautiful, sensible floors in rooms like:
Hardwood installation is one of those situations where “just because you can doesn’t mean you should” applies! Here’s why:
Professional hardwood installation is usually your safest. In most cases, your product warranty requires it as a condition of future coverage. Sometimes, local building codes require it as well. It’s a risky decision to self-install.
The process of hardwood installation is difficult, grueling, and can quickly go wrong. It involves careful preparation, precise measuring, and plenty of special tools that most of us don’t have on the ready.
Our in-house flooring installers are masters of their craft and are familiar with the unique needs of local homeowners.
B & S Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned and locally operated member of North America's best-loved flooring cooperative. Our variety, value, and localized services give us the advantage over the larger chain stores. Shop better and smarter by staying local.
We carry the best hardwood flooring brands, including:
Want to learn more about our local hardwood store? Please visit us soon at 914 Creswell Lane in Opelousas, LA, to explore our latest hardwood displays, or contact us today to schedule a FREE onsite project estimate.