BuildDirect’s wide plank hardwood flooring reflects a growing trend in design towards creating a floor with larger and longer pieces of wood. Wider planks reduce the number of edges and seams in the floor, creating a cleaner look. Wide plank hardwood flooring is rooted in the past, when wood floors were originally installed in the home. A great abundance of wood in North America during the Colonial period meant that large planks of wood eventually replaced traditional dirt floors. This original wide plank hardwood flooring was left untreated and unfinished and was instead worn smooth by generations of people over time.
Today, wide plank hardwood flooring is making a comeback. Not only are wider planks and textured finishes like hand-scraping helping designers re-create a traditional heritage look for both homes and businesses, but wide plank hardwood flooring is finding its place in modern design as well. Less boards, less seams and less edging creates a cooler ambiance, especially when done with less grainy woods. No matter how you want your space to look, chances are our wide plank hardwood flooring will give you the look you’ve been after and at better prices too.