How Wide Should Your Wide Plank Flooring Be?

How wide should your wide plank flooring be? While there are many options for wide plank width, how can you decide what’s best for you? This depends on a few factors, such as if you’re using solid or engineered hardwood flooring and what your personal preferences are. Learn more about the best wide plank options for your home.

Solid hardwood flooring width

It’s not recommended to have solid hardwood flooring more than 6″ wide. This is because if the floor boards get much wider, they are prone to damage. Solid hardwood reacts to temperature and humidity changes by expanding and contracting. And when the wood planks are wider than 6″, this shifting can lead to the planks cracking.

Engineered hardwood flooring width

Because engineered hardwood flooring is designed to be more durable and reliable than solid hardwood, you can go wider with your planks. High quality engineered hardwood floors can be up to 12″ wide, which means you can expand your flooring dreams with your planks! Even if you want your flooring to be 6″ or under width-wise, engineered hardwood flooring is still your best option since it’s less likely to become damaged when the weather changes.

How wide you make wide plank flooring is up to you

Ultimately, it’s up to you what size you want your wide plank floors to be. You can go as wide or narrow as you want. One advantage to wide plank flooring is that it can make smaller rooms look larger, so if you have a home with a few smaller rooms, we recommend wide plank floors. However, it also looks gorgeous in large rooms. Plus, the wider planks allow you to show off the gorgeous wood grain of your flooring.

But the wide plank flooring trend is here to stay

Wide plank flooring is one trend that’s not going away any time soon. Wide plank floors are beautiful and also has a great resale value, so if you’re thinking long-term, it’s the only way to go. And if you’re looking for high quality wide plank floors, PurezaWood is your answer. Our floors are always entirely custom, which means you get to choose not only your width, but your finish, thickness and more! We’ll work with you to create the flooring of your dreams.

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