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									Wide Plank Hardwood Floors
Old houses usually have wide plank hardwood floors. It was the practice
during the colonial times to cut through the tree to the center. The
boards produced varied in width as they moved closer to the core.
The bark was removed from around the edges. The boards were then
smoothened and straightened. The end results were floors featuring boards
in different sizes.
Hardwoods for Floors
Different kinds woods are suitable as material for floors. The most
common, although most expensive, are oak, chestnut, and maple. There are
also other exotic kinds of wood from different parts of the world. But
before you order, make sure that they come from sustainable forests.
Hand scraping, a process that gives new floors an antique look is popular
among manufacturers who customize hardwoods. People just love the rustic
charm that comes with floors that display a bit of history; of it being
part of some exciting and interesting past. Wood gives that added
elegance to any room.
A ballroom for example will look good with a floor made from wide planks
of hardwood. Or a lobby will look all the more imposing and grand with
richly textured and colored wide wooden planks.
The Wider The Better
Depending on the size and importance of the room, the width of the
hardwood planks varies. Some people, however, believe that the wider the
planks, the more elegant the hardwood floor looks.
Nowadays, production of hardwood floorboards undergoes strict quality
control. They come in prefabricated sizes and specifications. This new
breed of flooring is oftentimes engineered to allow easy installation.
And these materials are easy to care for and maintain.
Wider planks create a look of elegance and style. The patterns on the
wood are more visible. The whole floor looks decadent and rich with
texture.
You may encounter a bit of a problem with wider planks. When they become
damaged beyond restoration, you many have to replace the whole thing.
This can be very expensive. Or when the planks expand due to moisture,
you may have to do some major renovations. Despite all these
consideration, wider planks evoke their own level of elegance and class.
Hardwood Floors provides detailed information on Hardwood Floors,
Engineered Hardwood Floors, Solid Hardwood Floors, Long-strip Hardwood
Floors and more. Hardwood Floors is affiliated with Install Hardwood
Flooring.

								
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