Is it time to replace your existing worn carpet or cracked tile floors? Hardwood is an excellent choice, and there are many options. One of these options is wide plank flooring. This is a floor style which an increasing number of homeowners are gravitating towards.
What Is Wide Plank Flooring?
Any hardwood floor with panels five inches wide or greater is classified as wide plank. Some styles are as wide as 12 inches. This contrasts with traditional hardwood panels, which on average are between two and four inches wide.
The Benefits of This Type of Flooring
Due to the wider panels, there is more surface for showing off the grain texture. This includes the knots and other natural imperfections. Wood species like birch and tamarack are especially known for their grainy patterns. The highly visible grainy texture makes wide planks a good option for cottage-style homes. They especially complement fixtures like distressed cabinets. That’s not all; in larger homes, the addition of wide planks in a lighter shade produces an airy, open ambiance.
Are There Any Drawbacks?
Wide planks aren’t for every home. They may not be suitable for studios or smaller living units. The wide panels in a confined space can make the room feel cramped. Wide planks may also be more susceptible to warping. Being wider means more space underneath for the board to cup. With this in mind, wide planks aren’t recommended if you live in areas of high-humidity. This isn’t a major concern in the Northwest as humidity is fairly moderate in the region.
We Provide Multiple Flooring Options for Kalispell Homes and Businesses
Aside from wide planks, Smiley Wood Flooring also provides various other cut-styles. Whether you’re a homeowner or contractor, give us a call. We’ll help you acquire flooring that will completely reinvent your home. Wide plank flooring is just one of your many options. Contact us today for a consultation.
Wide Plank Flooring for Kalispell Residences
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