plank flooring madison

Plank Hardwood Flooring

In Madison, WI plank hardwood flooring is generally the term used for any hardwood that comes in 3” or greater in width.  Narrower hardwood is called strip-wood.  Hardwood plank flooring comes in almost as many varieties as there are wood species: maple, cherry and oak, to name just a few.

This style of wood flooring, that first gained popularity in North America with the American settlers of the 17th century, who used plank flooring cut from old growth trees, has really been experiencing a resurgence in the past decade.  Wider planks, even up to 12” in width, are becoming popular in residential settings. In fact, there has even been a movement recently to reclaim planks from old buildings and repurpose them in modern settings.

If you like the plank look, there are many options.  Shaw Hardwoods and Anderson Hardwoods, two of the primary flooring manufacturers, both offer wide planks.  Some styles are actually hand distressed to replicate the reclaimed look and give the plank a vintage feel.

If you would like to explore this look and have questions about how a wide plank hardwood floor would look in your home give the design associates at Floor Coverings International in Madison, WI.  We will show you samples in your home and share with you their design expertise.

Vinyl Plank Flooring

Vinyl plank flooring will mimic the look of hardwoods but provide a surface that will not need to be refinished over time. Moisture is also not a concern when it comes to vinyl plank flooring. You will feel that vinyl planks are slightly softer underfoot compared to solid hardwoods, but they are still quite durable and can last for years. Vinyl plank works well in kitchens, living rooms, bonus rooms, and bathrooms!

Laminate Plank Flooring

If you’re considering plank flooring for your Madison home, be sure to check out some laminate samples. Laminate flooring is made with a photograph of hardwoods flooring that is covered with a super strong, clear wear layer.  The result? A floor that looks and feels like hardwoods, but for a fraction of the cost! You can install laminate hardwood flooring anywhere you would put solid hardwood or engineered hardwood flooring.

Just contact us at Floor Coverings International in Madison, WI for a free consultation.

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