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Wood Plank Flooring
Plank wood flooring, also known as hardwood flooring, is as simple as it sounds: using traditional timber beams to create long wood floor planks. They can be constructed from one solid piece of wood or can be engineered from multiple layers of wood that are bonded into a very sturdy engineered plank that looks and feels like a solid plank.
Plank Flooring Benefits
The beauty of real wood plank flooring over wood effect vinyl floors is that each plank is unique and individual – you’ll get no-repeat grain patterns as you will in a vinyl floor – and they feel very sturdy underfoot.
Narrow spaces can benefit from laying wood planks down the length of the room, whereas larger spaces and square rooms look fantastic with planks laid on the diagonal, which can create a feature that you can’t achieve with other flooring designs such as parquet.
Plank wood flooring has all sorts of edging options, from micro-bevelled to hand-rolled and square shoulder.
Bevelled edges and hand-rolled edges can draw the eye, creating a more traditional look that emphasises the joins between each plank. Square shoulder edges butt up to each other closely, giving a smooth seamless look that can feel more modern.
Wood Plank Flooring Sizes
We have a huge range of sizes, from narrow plank flooring (80mm) and traditional width (140mm) to extra-wide plank wood flooring (180 to 220mm) and superwide (260 to 300mm), making them incredibly versatile.
Wide plank flooring is slightly more expensive because more wood is used. If you have specific project requirements, get in touch with our team for a personalised quote.
Difference between Wood Planks and Wood Panels
They are very different, as a plank is one long piece of wood and panels are usually geometric patterns that have been fixed into place, with or without a border.
However, they are similar in that they are both one piece of wood.
Well-known wood panel pattern examples include parquet de Versailles, Parquet de Chantilly, and Parquet de Chevney.
Please see our full range of geometric patterns.
Wood Planks Installation
It can be installed in most commercial spaces and homes, but the construction of the wood needs to be considered before fitting. We would caution against installing them in bathrooms and basements. As there is more chance of moisture in these spaces which is not a good thing when it comes to solid wood planks!
Depending on the width, depth, and construction, and the subfloor that you’re fitting it over, you could nail, glue or float the wood planks. However, wood floor is an investment, and so should always be installed by a professional wood floor fitter.
To find out more about how to install your plank wood floor here.