Reno Notebook / By Jennifer Malise / August 7, 2017
Classic Wood Floors: A Wide Guide
Light or dark, wide-plank flooring is a smart investment that provides lasting style
Much like a pair of jeans, wide-plank flooring is a classic design that comes in a variety of materials and finishes and can adapt to any decor. It works in every room of your home as a dependable canvas for the rest of your design choices and furnishings. This width comes in engineered and hardwood styles, both of which are high-quality and long-lasting. If you’re thinking about a cost-effective option, engineered is the way to go. However, if you really want hardwood, go for it! Don’t be discouraged by daily wear and tear. Like those jeans we talked about earlier, hardwood only gets better with age. Below, five Sweeten homeowners use wide-plank flooring to complete the look of their homes.
A hallway in a Clinton Hill home
This Clinton Hill couple replaced orange-hued parquet with matte wide-plank flooring to set the tone of their home, outfitting their main hallway, kitchen, and combined dining and living spaces with it. They chose a high-grade engineered wood in a pale shade that counterbalances the white walls.
Austin’s pale shade of matte flooring looks familiar, but unlike the Clinton Hill couple, his bedroom floor is made of hardwood. The feeling is fresh and simple and contributes to his home’s sense of serenity.
In Ron’s apartment, dark, wide-plank flooring, fully waterproofed, adds richness to an all-white kitchen. The engineered wood planks continue throughout the living and dining spaces, providing a touch of drama within the home’s otherwise neutral palette of sand and beige tones.
Claudia and Alejandro’s nursery
Claudia tore out the old, yellow tinted floors and installed a light oak floor in every room of her home, including the nursery. Paired with lightly colored walls, the look is soft and dreamy.
Mario and Joe’s kitchen
Another take on oak: Mario and Joe chose matte wide-plank flooring to modernize their appearance of their apartment. In the kitchen, layered rugs add color and texture.
Thinking of adding a wide-plank floor to your home? Learn more about the costs of wood flooring in our expert guide.
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