Planks are basically pieces of wood that are wider than three inches. Anything lesser than that is called strip flooring. These hardwood boards are used for floors and come in many sizes and textures. They are beautiful choices for home designs and are also known for being sturdy and long-lasting. There are two types, traditional planks and wide planks. A lot of wide boards are pre-fabricated so they have been common options for quick home construction. As to why you should opt for a wide plank wood floor, here’s why: Quicker to Install
The bigger the pieces you use for your floor, the easier and faster they are to install. Since they cover a large area, you also only need a few of them compared to smaller sizes. This also leads to smaller manpower requirement and a faster construction time. All of these benefits mean you can size time and money for your home construction or renovation project.
They Have High Design Potential
The great thing about using pieces of flooring is that you have free reign when it comes to arrangement. If you have the eye of an eccentric, you can mix up the sizes to get an abstract design out of the boards. Some also use different stained boards in order to add color depth and establish zones in an open area. This shows the potential of using hardwood boards for your flooring. They Have Higher Aesthetic Value
This does not mean that narrower boards are completely uglier. It’s just when it comes to high class elegant designs, wide boards are more suitable. One reasons is that they give an illusion of a wide space. They also create less connection lines in between. Most boards come from hardwood materials that produce a richer texture due to age. They also make installation of radiant heat floor technology easier because they are wider.