Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring
Wide plank hardwood flooring is commonly described as being a hardwood floor board with a width of five inches or more. Armstrong forms each board of wide plank flooring into a distinctive, one-of-a-kind piece for a unique floor. With the popularity of wide plank flooring, you can find planks in almost every type of wood, from softwoods to hardwoods and exotics to rustics.
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WIDE PLANK FLOORING
There used to be a time when wide plank floors were found only in 19th century farmhouses or New England saltboxes. Now wide plank flooring is showing up in new home construction and remodeling projects everywhere. Many homeowners are discovering that plank flooring offers the rustic feel they want for their homes. And Armstrong delivers – with artisan-crafted wide plank hardwood floors in a rich palette of colors. These floors recreate a bygone era but with modern design appeal. Wide plank floors say, “In this busy world, take some time to pull up a chair and sit a spell.
WIDE PLANK FLOORING VERSATILITY
Armstrong wide plank floors come in solid and engineered wood construction, in a wide range of wood species, including cherry,
birch, maple, and hickory. Solid planks are available in strips (less than 3”), planks, and wide planks. Engineered planks
are offered in planks, wide planks, and mixed width planks. Armstrong forms each board to capture the distinctive grain and
character of the wood species that it comes from. The result is a one-of-a-kind wood plank that helps create a unique floor.
BENEFITS OF ENGINEERED WIDE PLANK
Engineered wide plank hardwood floors feature 100% wood construction combined in multiple layers. In this structure, the layers
are permanently bonded together in a cross-ply construction for superior strength and dimensional stability, making these
wide plank floors less susceptible to shrinking and expanding.
Engineered wide plank wood flooring is a great option for below grade (underground) floors, areas with high humidity, or any other room in your home.
DECORATING WITH WIDE PLANK FLOORING
Homeowners often look to wide plank wood flooring to convey an authentic rustic feel. Wide planks capture a historic, vintage
vibe unlike any other type of floor. But a vintage look is not all that wide plank flooring has to offer. Armstrong makes
more than 100 different wide plank flooring options, with a modern color palette, textures, and finishes, to give you a wide
range of design possibilities.
For example, you can easily achieve a contemporary, beachy appearance with Armstrong’s warm maple varieties. If you’re in search of a more sophisticated rustic look, consider Prime Harvest™ Oak in 12 stunning colors. American Scrape™ Hardwood may capture your imagination too. It has wide planks, rich colors, and scraped textures. Go ahead – let your inner designer run free!
WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOORING COST
We don’t set the prices for your wide plank flooring – that’s handled by our distribution and retail partners. However, we
can provide you with an estimate of your flooring and installation costs. Hardwood flooring costs can vary greatly due to a number of factors, so check out the price estimator to evaluate your potential spending.
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WIDE PLANK WOOD FLOOR INSTALLATION
With wide plank wood floors, your installation method will depend on the floor you choose. If you opt for an engineered wood
option, you have three installation options: glued-down, stapled/nailed-down, and “floated” (planks attach to each other,
not the subfloor). Floating floors use Armstrong’s exclusive Lock&Fold® technology. These planks can be installed right over
your subfloor without nails, glue or staples.
If you choose a solid hardwood floor, your installation methods include nail- and staple-down. Solid wood installations are recommended for advanced DIYers or you may want to ask your retailer about hiring a local Armstrong certified installer.
If you’re considering wide plank hardwood flooring, you should be aware that any type of wood floor will expand and contract, depending on the temperature and the level of humidity in the home. Wide plank flooring will, however, have greater movement (shrinking and swelling) than narrow strip flooring. However, this effect can be minimized with an engineered hardwood product.
HOW TO INSTALL HARDWOOD FLOORS
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Wide plank wood floors or any hardwood floor are easy to clean. Look no further than your dry mop and your vacuum cleaner
or broom. Remember to clean up messes and spills as soon as they occur and vacuum regularly. This alone is enough to keep
your plank flooring looking great for years.
How to Clean Hardwood Floors