Wide Plank Flooring Adds Depth & Dimension
Wide plank wood flooring is a rustic and beautiful addition to any home. Wide plank flooring usually refers to a type of specialty hardwood flooring with hardwood planks that are five inches wide and up. Wide plank hardwood is available in a variety of woods including French White Oak, Ash, Maple, Birch, Hickory and more. These varieties of hardwood combined with the wide plank construction create a visual appeal that can add dimension and depth to any room in your home while complementing a variety of decor styles. And as with traditional hardwood, there are solid and engineered options available to fit your unique project needs.
Designing with Specialty Wide Plank Wood Flooring
Creating a traditional or rustic looking space is easy when using wide plank hardwood. Due to the wider planks you will be able to see more of the grain in the wood and will see more knots and the natural, but unique imperfections that make hardwood so great. There are some wide plank flooring options with less knots and provide a cleaner look if you are wanting to achieve a contemporary or modern feel in your space.
When choosing hardwood flooring, one of your choices will be the color that best suits the look you are trying to achieve. Using lighter shades of hardwood can help your space seem open and airy while darker shades might best suited for larger rooms and open floor plans. The best part about choosing any color of wide hardwood flooring is that since the planks are wide there are fewer seams between each individual board and that naturally creates fewer visual breaks in the natural lines of both the wood and room.