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Wide Vs Narrow Planks of Flooring

Hardwood flooring is available in a range of different plank styles and widths.  Whether you choose a wide or narrow plank is purely down to aesthetics and your personal preference. However, the width of your flooring can have a bit impact on the space it is going into.


Wide plank flooring

Wide plank flooring is generally classed as anything over 200mm wide.  These wider planks of flooring are usually only available in an engineered format as the base layers give the planks much more stability, allowing them to be wider. Engineered wood can even be found with widths as big as 300mm. Solid wood flooring, on the other hand, tends to have narrower planks but can occasionally be found in wider planks of up to 210mm.

Wide planks can really create a modern and stylish atmosphere.  They can look great in larger areas as the planks can fully be seen, allowing it to completely be appreciated.

Engineered Oak Flooring - wide planks Engineered Oak Flooring - wide planks


Narrow plank flooring

Narrow planks of flooring are usually classed as anything smaller than 125mm in width.  Parquet block flooring falls into the narrow plank category, but this is a completely different type of flooring.  The narrow plank style flooring is usually made from solid wood.

If you are looking for a more traditional and formal appearance to your home, then narrow planks of flooring offer this in abundance.  Once installed, the narrow plank width really offers a streamlined and neat look. Narrow planks can also help to make smaller rooms appear larger and longer.

Solid Walnut Flooring - narrow planks Solid Walnut Flooring - narrow planks

Which should I choose?

Obviously, there are no set rules on wide or narrow plank flooring. You can choose whichever you prefer, but do bear in mind that the size of the planks can really alter the way that a room looks.  If you are not sure, why not order some free samples.  This way, you can have a look at them in your own home.

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