If you are installing hardwood flooring you need to make sure you are choosing the right size planks for your design goals. One option is the wide plank style of hardwood, which is becoming increasingly popular with St. Louis homeowners.
Today, the team at Floor Coverings International Arch City has all the details on wide plank hardwood flooring for your St. Louis home. Here’s what you need to know.
Wide Plank Floors are Increasingly Popular
Wide plank flooring is becoming one of the most popular types of hardwood flooring St. Louis has to offer. There are a few reasons for this popularity. Wide planks provide a visually appealing style that looks modern while providing all the classic benefits of hardwood.
Take the Size of Your Room Into Account
The size of your room should be carefully considered before installing wide plank hardwood. Large rooms look beautiful with wide plank flooring. Great rooms, living rooms, and large dining rooms are great candidates for this type of hardwood flooring.
Wide hardwood planks typically start at around 10 inches wide and can go all the way up to 24 inches. The trick here is to try to split your floor up into a minimum of 3-4 planks. So if your room is about 96 inches wide, you could aim for planks at about 24 inches wide. Anything narrower than 70-80 inches should probably use narrower planks.
Understand the Benefits of Wide Plank Flooring
- Easy to Install – Fewer planks mean that your flooring professional can be more efficient with the installation
- Visually Enlarges Your Room – Wider floorboards make your room look more expansive and modern.
- Natural Style – Wide planks put the woodsy grain of your hardwood on full display, showing off the natural majesty of this flooring option.