Plank FlooringPlank hardwood flooring is generally the term used for any hardwood that comes in 3” or greater in width, while narrower hardwood flooring is referred to as strip hardwood. Plank hardwood, which is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity here in Flagstaff, comes in almost as many varieties as there are wood: maple, cherry and oak, to name just a few.

The Basics on Plank Hardwood Flooring

Plank hardwood flooring first gained popularity in North America with the American settlers of the 17th century, who used plank flooring cut from old growth trees.  Recently, plank hardwood flooring has become increasingly more in fashion; as strip hardwood becomes more ubiquitous, plank hardwood gives your home a refreshing look.  Even wider planks, some up to 12″ in width, are flying off the shelves.

If you like the plank look, there are many options.  Shaw Hardwoods and Anderson Hardwoods, two of the primary flooring manufacturers, both offer wide planks.  Some styles are actually hand distressed to  replicate the reclaimed look and give the plank a vintage feel. In fact, there has even been a movement recently to reclaim planks from old building and repurpose them in modern settings.  At Floor Coverings International, we carry a  huge selection of plank hardwood flooring to provide options for every taste and budget.

If you would like to explore this look and have questions about how a wide plank hardwood floor would look in your home give the design associates at Floor Coverings International in Flagstaff.  They will show you samples in your home and share with you their design expertise. We even have wide plank  laminate flooring if you are looking for wide-plank on a budget.  Contact your local Floor Coverings International in Flagstaff for a free consultation.  We can’t wait to work with you!

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