plank hardwood flooring Franklin

Here at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South, we provide high quality flooring in hundreds of different styles. We understand that every homeowner has a different taste and we want to let your personality shine however possible with your flooring. Let’s take a look at a few of the popular plank sizes for you to consider for your home. 


When you think of a traditional hardwood floor, the default strip of wood will be about 3″ wide. This size has been commonly manufactured for decades and gives you a classic look in your home. Most wood varieties are easily cut to this size, which means there won’t be any shortage of style for you to consider.


If you want an elongated, chic look, narrow planks might be for you. Planks under 3″ can make hallways seem thinner and longer. Keep in mind you will have more seams across the floor and for this reason, narrow planks can make rooms with a lot of furniture feel cluttered.

Wide Plank Hardwood in Hales Corners WIWide Plank

This unique and trendy style of wood flooring first gained popularity in North America with American settlers in the 17th century, who used cut plank flooring from old growth forests. This style has been experiencing a renaissance in recent years. Wider planks, which can be up to 12 inches in width, are becoming increasingly desired in the modern home. There has also been a movement to reclaim planks from old buildings and log cabins and re-purpose them in modern settings.

With wide plank floors, you have the opportunity to really highlight the beauty and unique features of your wood floors. However, because different trees vary in size and height, some wood styles aren’t suitable for a true wide plank in solid hardwood form. Talk to us about the best options for wide plank floors.

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If you would like to explore this look or have questions about how a plank hardwood floor would look in your home, give your local flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Milwaukee South a call. We love providing the greater Franklin, Oak Creek, New Berlin, Hales Corners, Greenfield, Greendale, St. Francis, and South Milwaukee area with expert advice. Find your dream floors today!

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