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Wide vs. narrow planks: Does it matter?

Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:33 PM

narrow hardwood planks in classic living room

If you’ve spent very much time shopping for wood flooring, you’re sure to have heard about both wide and narrow plank options and their many benefits. Today, we're going to tell you more about the choices, so you'll know if it will matter which one you choose for your floors.

You’re going to love your wood flooring options
You may think the most significant differences between wide and narrow wood flooring planks are apparent, with the difference in sizes. Wide planks tend to run from five to twelve inches wide, while narrow-plank options measure from two to four inches at most.

Wide plank solid hardwood flooring is perfect for rustic décor options, offering a larger visual area for highlighting knots or imperfections. This charm is often used in large spaces for a more open feel, with fewer seams and a genuine one-of-a-kind experience.

Narrow planks are not only perfect for contemporary décor schemes, but they can work well to open up small rooms, too, causing them to look larger than they are. They also carry the added benefit of requiring less expansion and contraction space and are much less likely to warp or crack, even in humid areas, so be sure to ask for more information about your options while you're here.

Find out more about our solid hardwood flooring
Vonderheide Floor Coverings Company is a great place to find the best flooring option for your home, no matter your preferences and requirements. There is something for everyone in this product line, ensuring the perfect fit for almost every room in your home.

We proudly serve Peoria, Morton, Washington, and Metamora residents, all from our Pekin, IL showroom location. So when you're ready to find the best hardwood options for your home, be sure to visit our hardwood flooring company whenever you’re in the area.