Wide Plank Oak Hardwood
Wide plank oak hardwood floors can give your home or business a unique and original look that you cannot get from any other type of flooring. While wide plank oak floors are known for being used in cabins and old homes, they can be a great way to give your new home a look most new homes do not have.
If you want a hardwood floor that will wow guests every time, wide plank oakshould be your choice. The process of wide plank hardwood flooring was popular 150 years ago, because it was easier to install. There were fewer pieces to set, and they did not have to saw larger boards into smaller strips. This old fashioned style is rarely seen anymore and that is what makes it desirable. In a world of cookie cutter developments, people want to have originality in their homes.
Oak hardwood is a popular choice for wide plank flooring. At The Discount Flooring Company, we offer several species of oak to give a wide selection of choices. The different types of oak allow a wide variety of color options and is less expensive than other species. We offer plank sizes up to 20 inches wide and 16 feet long. Our wide plank oak can be purchased as either finished or unfinished. You can also choose from solid or engineered hardwood. Engineered is recommended because it has a low dimensional change coefficient, but there are fewer sizing options. The larger the plank, the more likely it is to move after installation. The larger planks will shrink and swell, causing the boards to warp and bend. Engineered planks will be less likely to move as much, due to the low dimensional change coefficient.
Wide plank oak is a great way to give your home or business a very unique hardwood floor. By using oak, you can save money and still get a strong hardwood floor. Wide plank oak gives you the option of many color and size choices. Wide plank oak will give your new home an old-fashioned look that you will enjoy for years to come.