As a homeowner, you know very well that flooring plays an important role in the overall atmosphere of your home. Hardwood floors give a warm and comforting feeling, and they also provide a sense of tradition and craftsmanship that people desire to have in their homes. If you’ve been searching for the right type of flooring that adds these features, then take some time here to consider the following benefits that wide-plank hardwood floors will bring to your home.
A Natural Look
Wide planks have a greater variety of wood grains, and the added width showcases these natural and unique features that adds a visual appeal that slimmer planks can’t provide. Wide planks also can be found in almost every type of wood, which allows it to be used in any interior style. Whether you are looking for a rustic or contemporary aesthetic, you can find the right wide-plank flooring to match your vision.
Installing wide-plank flooring is a relatively quick way to make a small room feel much larger. With longer and wider planks, there are naturally fewer seams and joints cluttering up your floor space, which dramatically simplifies and calms the floor’s visual effect and allows the floor’s beauty to stand out and open up the room.
Better Installation and Durability
Aside from the aesthetic benefits wide-plank flooring provides, it is also the practical choice. With wider wooden planks, there are fewer pieces needed to cover the room’s floor space. While the cost of wide-plank flooring can be a little more expensive, the fewer materials needed can lead to a quicker installation process that ultimately leads to major savings in labor costs and time. Plus, you have your personal space back to yourself sooner.
On top of the installation, the wood used for wide-plank flooring is highly durable. Wide-plank floors are traditionally cut from the heartwood of old growth trees, meaning they have a denser, less porous grain pattern, making them tougher and able to stand the test of time. This is especially true for reclaimed wood. Early New England colonists crafted their floors of sturdy wide planks for this very reason, and many of those original floors are being used today, so if you desire to have a floor that provides your home with classic charm and a warm, comfortable mood that will last for generations, you cannot go wrong with such a time-honored and dependable flooring material.
The vision you have for your home is important to us, and we want you to be happy and feel proud and comfortable within it. If you’ve been thinking about making a change to your home, take the time now to contact us to see how we can help you accomplish the project you have in mind and make your house into your dream home.