Wide Plank Hardwood
Wide plank hardwood flooring was originally found in 1800 farmhouse styled homes. Today, wide plank wood flooring is popular in several different styled homes. Wide plank flooring comes in different species, widths and textures. These different options feature different styles that can be found in any home. At Arrow Carpet One Floor & Home in Andover, our flooring professionals can help you find the best wide plank flooring to fit your design and lifestyle.
Wide Plank Characteristics
The obvious difference between regular hardwood and wide plank hardwood is the width of the plank itself. Wide plank hardwood is generally any board greater than 5” wide with popular styles ranging from 5” to 12” and wider. The width can also play a role in the length of the plank. Wider planks usually mean longer boards. The look of wide plank hardwood brings a traditional yet intimate feel for both rustic and modern homes. With a wide width and longer length, the planks draw the eye and make a room appear larger. If your design calls for a more farmhouse feel, choose mixed-width planks. If you’re going for a modern look, choose single-width floors and think about installing them diagonally. Although you may require fewer planks for your room, wide plank hardwood floors should still be installed by professionals.
Humidity is hardwood’s greatest enemy. This is especially true with wide plank hardwood because of its sheer width and length of boards. It is important to keep this in mind when choosing where the wood will be installed in your home. It’s also essential to think about unfinished versus prefinished wide plank hardwood and stain. Wide plank flooring can be a big investment, but it is sure to bring joy and charm to your home.