Wide Plank Flooring
Once a popular choice for farmhouses, wide plank flooring has seen a renaissance over the past few years, appearing in new home construction and remodeling projects everywhere. Many homeowners are discovering wood plank flooring offers the rustic feel they want for their homes. With artisan-crafted wide plank hardwood floors in a rich palette of colors, Armstrong Flooring is recreating a bygone era with modern design appeal.
The product has a rich, luxurious quality. It forms a fine, solid, base for colored cabinets single and dramatic counter tops, while maintaining its' own vitality. The full range of complementary colors and tones make the floor interesting but, still harmonious.
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Wide Plank Flooring Options
Armstrong wide plank floors come in solid and engineered wood construction in a variety of wood species, including cherry, birch, maple and hickory. Solid wood planks are available in strips (less than 3”), planks and wide planks (5” or more). Engineered wood planks are offered in planks, wide planks and mixed width planks. Armstrong Flooring crafts each board to capture the distinctive graining and character of the wood species 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 turn 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 that’s not all. Armstrong offers more than 100 different wide plank flooring options with a modern color palette, textures and finishes to give you an amazing range of design possibilities.
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 has wide planks, rich colors and hand-scraped textures.
Be Your Own Designer with Design A Room
Like a virtual dressing room for flooring, our Design a Room visualizer allow you to “try on” different flooring designs before making a purchase. Simply pick a room type and design style or upload a photo of your room then mix and match different wood plank floors with wall colors. Design A Room Visualizer makes it easy to find wide plank flooring that’s perfect for your home.
Find the Floor that Fits Your Lifestyle
Want to know which wide plank is best suited to your lifestyle? Our floor finder tool helps you narrow the search based on your specific criteria. Just answer a few questions and the floor finder will select the style and design that’s best suited to your lifestyle and budget.
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.
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 plank you have three installation options:
- “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-down 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 humidity level 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.
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.