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Wide Plank Hardwood Floors That Won’t Break the Bank

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alternating plan widths wood hardwood floors SVBThe cozy charm of a hardwood floor is an attractive addition to any type of modern or traditional decor. New trends in hardwood flooring mean that more options are available for creating a unique look that perfectly suits the character of your home.

Standard wooden flooring offers a uniform, monochromatic look, but a big wood floor trend in 2016, is a move toward mixing up or alternating board widths, which adds dimension and interest to a room. Here are a few ways it’s being done and how you can save money on this new wood flooring trend.

Random or Alternating Wood Plank Patterns

Incorporating wide planks look fabulous in larger rooms, and they evoke a mood of yesteryear. They also harmonize with traditional architectural elements while matching the scale of the room and furniture.Generally, wood flooring is available in three, four, five kitchen wood floor alternating widths sbvand six inch widths, and mixing these board widths in random or alternating patterns is a unique way to make your hardwood floors an eye-catching element of your home’s decor.

Whether you’re looking for a classic bold look or a custom pattern, the subtle designs you can create with different sized wood planks complement both contemporary and vintage homes. Mixing planks of three, four, five and six inches in width can provide an interesting and elegant look. Also, incorporating wider planks may also include beautiful features of the wood such as knots and burl, and these natural, interesting details add warmth and interest to your floors.

Alternating Wood Plank Widths Saves You Time & Money

alternating width kitchen wood floors svb Wide Plank Hardwood Floors That Won’t Break the BankIf you want the wide-plank look without breaking the bank, alternating widths is a great alternative. Wider planks cost more than narrower planks, so by alternating three, four and six inch widths, you are paying less while still featuring the wide plank hardwood floors you love.

Another reason wide planks are more expensive is because they require glue when they are installed.  But when they’re alternated with narrower three and four inch planks, gluing the wider boards is no longer necessary because the narrower planks add stability in lieu of glue. Saving money and time paired with ease of installation is why random or alternating-width plank flooring is the new beautiful and practical choice.

Wood Floors Always Win

Wood floors are still the number one floor choice with home buyers, and for good reasons! They last for years, are great for allergy-sufferers, they add immense resale value to homes, and compliment almost every type of decor imaginable.

If you’d like to incorporate this great new trend into your next flooring project, contact your the wood flooring experts at SVB today!