by First US Floors First US Floors

One of the major draws of hardwood flooring is how diverse your options are. No matter what your aesthetic, you’re sure to find a hardwood that suits it perfectly. Is wide plank flooring the best choice for your home? Here are five benefits of wide plank flooring that may help you make your decision.

Benefits of Wide Plank Flooring

1. Cost

While wide plank flooring can certainly take a chunk out of your budget depending on the options you choose, it is available in both natural hardwood and in the lower-cost engineered hardwood, meaning that is can be a very cost-effective choice, especially on larger projects.

2. Durability

If you’re considering a wide plank engineered hardwood, then your floor will have the advantage of being highly water-resistant. The lower number of seams between the boards also helps keep the floor water-tight. Engineered wide plank flooring stands up well to everyday wear and tear and can even be used in kitchens and bathrooms.

3. Time

Due to the width of each plank being larger than average, the installation time is sometimes dramatically reduced, meaning you’ll have to spend less time living in a construction zone or walking on subfloor while the boards are installed.

4. Variety

The term ‘wide plank flooring’ refers to any hardwood plank over 3 inches in width, which means that you project won’t be limited by the style, type of wood, color, composition, or finish you choose.

5. Aesthetic

Having many breaks in flooring can make a room feel much smaller than it actually is. Wide plank flooring can help make a small space feel large and inviting.

If you’re in Plano, Carrollton, Frisco, Dallas, Lewisville, or the surrounding areas and think wide plank flooring might be the right choice for your home, come visit our showroom or contact us at First US Floors today!