Hardwood Flooring in Chester County, PA
When choosing your new hardwood floors, there are a lot of factors to consider. What species of wood do you prefer? What color, texture, and pattern would look best in your space? Do you need planks with solid or engineered construction? The experts at Leaf Floor Covering are here to help you sort through the features and benefits of every type of hardwood.
What's the difference between solid and engineered hardwood flooring?
Solid hardwood is more traditional. This features planks that are made from a single, solid piece of wood. It is usually 3/4-inch thick with an added wear layer that can be refinished multiple times, which means solid hardwood can last for decades. However, solid hardwood cannot be installed in basements and is more sensitive to moisture. It is costlier up front, too.
Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, is composed of several layers of hardwood atop a high-quality wood composite, such as plywood. Engineered hardwood costs less up front and can be installed anywhere. However, it is often only 1/2-inch to 3/8-inch thick and can typically only be refinished once before the entire floor will need to be replaced.
There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks.
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