You think you found the perfect hardwood flooring. It is beautiful, classic, and everything you want in a hardwood flooring. But before you put the flooring into your home, there are some things you should know about wide plank flooring that may be different than traditional hardwood flooring. Read on to find out!
What Is Wide Plank Flooring?
“Wide plank” flooring is called this because it is actually wider than normal planks. Wide planks are around three inches wider than normal sized planks. These boards can range from five to 20-inch-wide planks. Anything narrower than this is actually considered a “strip” hardwood flooring.
Not All Wide Plank Flooring is the Same
While it can be easy to think that wide plank floors are all the same, your choices are actually more than just the size decision. Wide plank hardwood flooring comes in many different types of wood from softwoods like pine and fir to any other kinds of hardwood like maple and oak. So before settling on one type of hardwood flooring, think about the different possibilities you have for your flooring.
Are There Any Benefits to Wide Plank Flooring?
Often a choice for older or historic homes, wide plank floors were originally used 150 years ago when resources like larger, older growth trees were plentiful. These floors are also easier to lay because there are fewer pieces and using wider planks helped to eliminate the effort it took to saw larger boards into smaller pieces. But today these wide planks give your home the benefit of a classic look many people want when choosing hardwood floors.
With the right conditions and information, your wide plank hardwood flooring will look beautiful in your home. For more information on installing your wide plank floors, call JKE Hardwood Flooring today!
Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring with John K Eareckson & Co.
At John K. Eareckson & Co., we pride ourselves on providing the best quality and craftsmanship in the Baltimore-Washington area, from custom hardwood installation and repairs to refinishing. So if you’re in the market for new hardwood flooring, pick up the phone and give us a call today! If you have any questions about New Hardwood Floors, please contact John K. Eareckson & Co. by calling 410-788-4200 or visit today for a free quote regarding any of your hardwood flooring needs. You can also follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!