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Laminate Flooring Vs. Hardwood Flooring

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Your flooring is often the first thing visitors notice when they step inside your home. If you’re considering new floors, laminate flooring and hardwood flooring are two particularly popular options. Both are appreciated for their beauty, durability and stunning design options. While they look similar, each offers its own unique benefits. Before you make a long-term investment let Abbey Carpet & Floor help you compare your flooring options to discover the best fit for your needs, lifestyle and budget.

Why Select Laminate Flooring

If you’ve dreamed of hardwood floors, but are afraid of the price tag, laminate flooring might be right for you. Modern laminates offer the look and feel of wood, but at a fraction of the cost. They can also mimic other popular materials like stone, marble and ceramic tile. Laminate floors are manufactured with four distinct layers to create a durable flooring option you can use in almost any room.

Benefits of laminate floors, include:
  • Cost effective
  • Durable and resistant to scratches, moisture and wear
  • Can often be installed right over an existing floor
  • Quick and easy installation
We carry a large selection of laminate flooring from top manufacturers in the industry, including our exclusive collections by Alexander Smith and American Showcase. Some of the other brands we currently carry include American Concepts, Armstrong, Bruce, Columbia, Mohawk, Quick Step, Shaw and Tarkett.

Why Select Hardwood Flooring

Wood floors are warm, cozy and timeless. Despite the higher initial cost, the longevity of hardwood flooring makes it an excellent long-term investment that can increase your home’s value. There are more than 1,000 species of wood, bamboo and cork floors on the market and a countless array of colors, grain patterns and installation techniques. You’re not just creating a floor, but a work of art.

Benefits of hardwood floors, include:
  • Never goes out of style
  • Ideal for those sensitive to pollen, dust or other allergens
  • Can be easily repaired by sanding out imperfections and refinishing
  • Choose solid or engineered wood, depending on your application

We carry a large selection of hardwood flooring from top manufacturers in the industry, including our exclusive collections by Alexander Smith and American Showcase. Some of the other brands we currently carry include APC Cork, Armstrong, Bona, Bruce, Mohawk, Mullican, Shaw and Teragren.

Why Choose Abbey Carpet & Floor

We know floors, because that’s all we do! Our flooring experts undergo continuous training to ensure you receive the best advice and our skilled installers guarantee a quality installation every time. Visit our state-of-the-art website to view flooring options or stop by our showroom located on Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to see our huge selection of laminate and hardwood flooring firsthand. We provide free estimates and personalized service, so contact us today!