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At Floor Coverings International Dakota County, we aim to be the hardwood flooring store that serves all your needs in Burnsville by providing you with the latest trends and best quality hardwood flooring products. Lately, the flooring trend that’s popping up on magazine covers and flooring blogs is plank hardwood flooring. Also known as wide plank flooring, this hardwood design trend is a beautiful departure from traditional hardwood flooring that will elevate the design of your home.

The Basics on Plank Hardwood

Plank hardwood flooring is generally the term used for any hardwood that comes in a width of three inches or greater. Plank hardwood flooring first gained popularity in North America with the American settlers of the 17th century, who would fashion plank flooring from old growth forests. Now, in the 21st century, this style has re-surged once again. Homeowners in Burnsville and across the United States are making use of plank hardwood flooring’s gorgeous looks and craftsmanship to add timeless elegance to their homes.

Wood Species

Due to its recent popularity, plank hardwood is available in almost as many styles as there are woods species.  Whether you’re a fan of maple, oak, cherry, or almost any other wood flooring type, there’s a plank hardwood to match your tastes. Many manufacturers now also make hardwood flooring alternatives in wider formats to achieve this look with materials like luxury vinyl and wood-look tile. These materials allow you to get that great wide plank hardwood look in areas off limits to natural wood, like bathrooms and basements.


Reclaimed Hardwood

There’s been a recent effort by many homeowners to reclaim hardwood that’s been aged through use in log cabins and older commercial spaces or residences, and then repurpose the wood into a stylish fit for modern homes. Older construction often used larger pieces of hardwood that can be recut and fitted as plank flooring. While the finished product is truly unique, it can be quite expensive and time-consuming. Luckily, tor those who prefer the looks and feel alone without going through the process of reclaiming hardwood, plank flooring can also be hand-scraped or distressed by hand to replicate the reclaimed look and give the plank a vintage feel.

Get Started Today!

If you would like to learn more about plank hardwood or have questions about how a wide plank hardwood floor would look in your home, give the design associates and flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Dakota County a call! We serve the greater Burnsville, Apple Valley, Eagan, & St. Paul areas and can provide you with samples and expert advice right in the comfort of your home.  We offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates to help bring your flooring vision to life.

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