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Hardwood Flooring

It doesn't get any better than natural hardwood.

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.

 

Solid vs engineered hardwoood flooring | Leaf Floor Covering

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.

Hardwood Styles

There are many different hardwood styles and textures to choose from. Hover over each image to learn more about some of our popular looks. 

  • Handscraped | Leaf Floor Covering

    Hand-Scraped

    Hand-scraped hardwood has a warm, soft look that adds comfort and style to any home or business. When applied to both engineered and solid hardwood floors, the hand-scraped look can give any room in your home or office that age-old feel.

  • Distressed flooring | Leaf Floor Covering

    Distressed

    Distressing intentionally adds a worn, antique look to hardwood. This look is often used for a more rustic or country aesthetic, although it's easily incorporated into modern styles too.

  • Wirebrush | Leaf Floor Covering

    Wire-Brushed

    Wire brushing adds a textured look to both engineered and solid hardwood. To achieve this look, wire brushes glide across each plank, adding texture while smoothing out the wood.

  • Smooth flooring | Leaf Floor Covering

    Smooth

    Smooth hardwood flooring is traditional and comes in a low, medium, or high gloss finish for any look. It's the charm, elegance, and versatility you love in hardwood!

Shaw distrassed hardwood flooring | Leaf Floor Covering

Need inspiration?

Take a look at our hardwood inspiration gallery! See the latest trends and more. 

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