Wide Plank Flooring Myths
Wide plank flooring comes from a bygone era of rustic farmhouses but it has seen resurgence in recent years, becoming an excellent flooring option for homes. It is no longer part of a subset of flooring types. Wide plank hardwood flooring can turn a dull room into a warm, rustic place to call home. Wide planks are reliable, sturdy and add to the resale value of a home.
To further dispel some of the myths surrounding this type of flooring, we will debunk some of the most common myths surrounding this flooring type.
- Myth: Wide Plank Flooring only appeals to a small percentage of the market
The myth that there are only a small percentage of people that find wide plank flooring appealing is easily dispelled by its beautiful design. There are very few seams between each board. In certain brands such as the Carlisle, the appearances of lines on all sides are further reduced. What is left is an unspoiled grain finish that accentuates the natural beauty of wood.
- Myth: Wide Plank Flooring costs much more than other flooring
While it’s true that it is one of the higher-end flooring types, wide plank flooring does not cost vastly more than strip wood flooring. With brands such as the Sawyer’s Reserve, as long as you get between the four and six inch range, the prices are on par with narrow flooring types.
- Myth: 10 inches is as high as you can go
In general, most brands don’t produce planks wider than the 8 and 10 inch range but there are some that are much wider allowing for more room design options. The Carlisle brand makes wide planks that can go up to 20 inches in width. The width that each type can come in depends largely on the species of wood chosen. This is due to the sources of the wood.
The allure and success of wide plank flooring continues to rise as more and more homeowners embrace the beauty of wood. No other type of flooring can showcase that beauty better than wide planks. Not only are they wider but they are often longer too. Contact Tampa Flooring store today to find out how we can help you with your next flooring project.