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Details to Evaluate if you Are Considering Wide Plank Wood Flooring
January 29, 2017

If you’ve been looking at new homes and remodel projects you may have noticed the planks of hardwood floors seem to be getting wider and wider. From contemporary to rustic, this trend in flooring can appeal to a variety of styles and it is a throwback to the look found in some old farmhouses.


Like any change you make to your home, it is essential to evaluate each material and decide what is right for your space. Architecture, layout and square footage of the space where you plan to install are all factors to consider as you select new flooring. Wide plank wood flooring is available in both a variety of stain colors as well as finishes.


While hardwood floors have offered differences in the level of shine for a while, newer options introduced several new looks. These can include distressed finishes. This can be created by both the wood and the stain. For example, you will likely encounter terms like hand-scraped where the wood itself has been changed, while other looks are related to how the stain/paint is applied and ultimately finished.


Wider planks allow you to see more of the details in the actual wood flooring. For this reason, species of wood will impact the end result. You will see more of the grain, knots and any imperfections. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve in your Tulsa area home, a less perfect appearance due to the natural look of the wood can give you the design impact you want.


As far as installation, you will have less planks to install over some narrow width options, so it is important to factor the width of the plank as you figure square footage. As far as square footage goes, wider plank wood flooring usually looks better in larger spaces. If you are looking for new flooring for a small space, carefully evaluate your options.


From narrow planks to wide planks, ultra modern to rustic, wood flooring is a versatile option to consider for your Tulsa area home. When you are ready to transform your space with a new look, visit Flooring Plus to see our selection of in stock and special order flooring.

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