wide plank hardwood flooring in planoWide plank hardwood flooring is a popular look for homes in the Plano area. It’s often associated with rustic or country designs, yet wide plank flooring is a lasting trend that can fit any decor.

Learn more about the benefits of wide plank hardwood flooring from the experts at Floor Coverings International Plano.

What is Wide Plank Hardwood?

Wide plank hardwood flooring is generally the term used for any hardwood that comes in a width of five inches or greater. Nearly any species of hardwood is available in wide planks.

This style of flooring first gained popularity in North America by necessity. The American settlers of the 17th century used cut plank flooring from old growth forests, and the planks were wide for easier production and installation.

Now, in the 21st century, this style has re-surged once again. Wider planks, which can go up to 12 inches in width, are becoming increasingly desired in residential settings. In fact, there has even been movement recently to reclaim planks from old buildings and log cabins to re-purpose them in modern settings.

If you like the wide plank look, there are many different options. Some styles are actually distressed by hand to replicate the reclaimed look and give the plank a vintage feel. We even have wide plank laminate or engineered flooring if you’re on a budget!

Considerations

Wide plank hardwood flooring has the same maintenance and durability considerations as standard width flooring. The most important thing to keep in mind with wide planks is the design of the room. Since the planks will really highlight the characteristics of the wood, be careful to select flooring with the grain and variations you love. Consider the grade of the wood as well. A higher grade will deliver a more uniform appearance, while lower grade woods will feature more natural markings, such as knots or bark pockets.

If you would like to explore this look or have questions about how a wide plank hardwood floor would look in your home, give the flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Plano a call! We serve the greater Plano, Allen, Lucas, Parker area and can provide you with samples and expert advice.

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