monmouth county hardwood floorings

One of the reasons so many Monmouth County families choose hardwood flooring for their homes is its versatility. Hardwood comes in a wide variety of colors, species, finishes, and sizes. At Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, we keep our customers up to date on the latest hardwood design trends. Here is some information about a type of hardwood that is surging in popularity: plank.

Not So New

Plank is a term used to describe hardwood with a floorboard width of five inches or greater. In “traditional” hardwood sizing, there are two standard sizes: two-and-one-quarter inches and three inches. These sizes are ubiquitous today but were created only during the industrial revolution. Prior to the mass manufacturing of hardwood floors, folks would build their floors from local trees. Their floors were wider than today’s boards and often featured varying widths (to make the most efficient use of each tree). Today, Monmouth County homeowners choose plank hardwood to add an authentic, rustic feeling to their spaces.

Benefits of Plank

Plank hardwood has many benefits over traditional hardwood. Here are a few reasons why it has become so popular:

  • It makes rooms seem larger. Bigger boards make your space feel bigger. This makes plank hardwood very well suited for small homes and apartments that are trying to achieve a large, lofty feeling.
  • It looks great with natural lighting. Especially in brighter varieties, plank hardwood brings out the natural light in your home and offers a warm glow.
  • It can help achieve a rural aesthetic. Plank hardwood brings to mind the weathered walls of a barn in the New Jersey countryside.

Find Your Plank Today

At Floor Coverings International Monmouth County, we carry thousands of flooring options. Call for a free, in-home consultation with one of our trained design associates and find the perfect plank hardwood flooring for your home today!

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