Hardwood flooring comes in many shapes and sizes. When you choose engineered hardwood flooring, you’ll have to choose between wide plank flooring and narrow plank. Wide plank flooring is becoming more popular, but is it right for you?
What are the benefits of wide plank flooring?
There are many benefits to wide plank flooring. We’ll go into a few of them so you can see if this is the right flooring type for you.
Because wide plank flooring takes up more space, it’s quicker to install than narrow plank flooring. It takes a lot less time to fill a room with 5″ wide floors than 3″ wide floors. Because of this, you’ll have a faster installation and will be able to move into your space sooner.
When you install wide plank floors in a room, the room looks larger. The flooring gives the room an open and airy look, which makes it look bigger. This is a great way to add space to your room without actually adding more square footage.
Wide plank flooring comes in a variety of options, which gives it a variety of price points. When you choose this type of flooring, you’ll be able to find flooring that fits not only your style, but your budget, too.
Because the boards of this flooring are wider, they tend to show more of the natural wood. This means you’ll have more knots and imperfections in the wood. We think this is a great thing because it makes the wood look more natural. It also gives the space a unique feel that can’t be replicated anywhere else. For a truly one-of-a-kind floor, wide plank flooring is the way to go.
For some, these natural features can be a drawback. However, when you buy engineered wide plank hardwood floor from PurezaWood, you can choose a higher grading. This means there will be fewer imperfections and knots in the wood.
What are the drawbacks?
The main drawback of wide plank flooring is that it doesn’t handle changes in humidity as well as narrow planks do. However, by using engineered wide plank hardwood flooring, you can help prevent these issues. Engineered flooring is specifically designed to withstand humidity better and can expand and contract more than standard solid hardwood floors can.
Which one is better?
Well, as with most aspects of your home, it really depends on what you’re looking for. But if you’re asking us, we prefer wide plank flooring. We love how it looks and we think it brings a modern, elegant look to spaces. We are also able to customize your floors however you’d like. So if you want your wide plank flooring to have less knots, or to be a standard length or fixed length, we can do that. We can also create your floors in any color you’d like, so your dream can become your reality.
Interested in purchasing wide plank flooring?
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