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Plank Flooring

Wood flooring made of long boards more than 3 inches wide.

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Wide Plank Collection
...ed color representation, and the variations in printing, your newly installed Somerset floor will vary from samples or pictures shown. SOMERSET'S SOLIDPLUS® OFFERS IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR WIDE PLANK FLOORING Constructed with a solid 3mm thick solid sawn face, Somerset's Wide Plank Collection gives you the same beautiful appearance as traditional solid flooring. The 1/2" thick, 8-ply...
Character Collection
...SOMERSET'S SOLIDPLUS® OFFERS IMPORTANT BENEFITS FOR WIDE PLANK FLOORING Constructed with a solid 3mm thick solid sawn face, Somerset's Wide Plank Collection gives you the same beautiful appearance as traditional solid flooring. The 1/2" thick, 8-ply cross-grained construction adds greater dimensional stability, which is a key benefit for wider width planks. In addition, Wide Plank floor...
How to Choose the Best Plank Floor
...ior density of Rigid Core flooring would exceed the limitations of the Janka test, and instead a higher impact testing is needed to measure real world performance. Here is how the general hardness of plank flooring ranks: SPC Rigid Core Engineered hardwood Solid hardwood Overall Thickness While the overall thickness of f...
Borders/Accents
...f it were part of a standard pattern. Purpleheart wood is a bright, striking purple when freshly cut, darkening into a deeper purple with age. Try installing a purpleheart wood border around a cherry-plank flooring. Then to make sure it will not go overlooked, implant a strip of polished brass between the contrasting woods. The result is stunning. Some floors lend themselves to accents an...
Acrylic Impregnated
...t and laminated strip and plank. Strip flooring is linear flooring that is usually 2-1/4", 1-1/2" or 3-1/4" wide. It creates a linear effect in a room, often promoting the illusion of a larger space. Plank flooring is also linear, however it is wider in width. Common widths of plank flooring are 2 1/4" and 3 1/4", other sizes are available. Plank flooring is often preferred for a more traditional ...
Antique Wood Flooring
...pically were burned down but today the inclination is to reclaim the lumber, boards and beams from these old structures that dot our American landscape. They are given a second chance as antique wide plank flooring. Besides, recycling these old buildings is an environmentally friendly use of existing resources and reduces the need to harvest current old growth stands. Antique wood flooring...
Engineered Wood Flooring
... and humidity levels.  Nevertheless, engineered wood does not perform well in rooms of the home where there is an abundance of moisture and humidity, such as in mudrooms and bathrooms. Engineered plank flooring can also be installed over a radiant heat source. Veteran installers vigorously discouraged radiant heating when using solid hardwood, but it is not a problem under engineered pla...
Cork Plank Flooring
...Cork plank flooring is fast becoming the most stylish alternative to traditional floor covering and it’s practical and environmentally friendly too. For more than 100 years, natural cork has proven to be one of the most resilient and durable floor coverings available in Europe. Even though cork plank flooring has been offered for decades in the United States it is only recently that fresh style...
Hardwood Plank Flooring
...Solid wood floors are available in myriad species, stains and finishes. Regardless of width or length, one piece of wood from top to bottom is considered solid wood flooring. These products can be sanded and finished more often than engineered woods, which, because they are much thinner, can be sanded down only two or three times. Because solid wood flooring--which in most cases is nai...
Random Width Plank
...Random width plank flooring allows homeowners to reproduce the rustic look of an earlier time. Up until the latter part of the 19th century all wood plank floors were random widths. Random width flooring dates back to the days when hardwood flooring was made on the jobsite. The tongue and groove was planed by hand on a board with no preference to the width - just whatever it would make. In the ...
Solid Plank Flooring
...Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in some parts of the world, engineered wood flooring has gained some popularity. However, solid wood ...