It's officially the holiday season! And in our house, that means having (even more) people over to hang out and be together. We host family and friends pretty regularly at our house, but in the...
Are Wide Plank Floors Out of Style?
Okay, this is a serious question because if you’re like me, you’ve been loving wide plank floors for years and years. But are wide plank floors out of style? The simple answer: no wide plank floors aren’t out of style. The long answer: other widths are making a comeback and with that, the feeling that wide planks might be the next thing to go seems reasonable.
So let’s be honest, I don’t have a crystal ball. I wish I did! But I do build a lot of houses and I meet with a lot of people regarding their design preferences. And what I’m hearing over and over again is some uncertainty around the width of the flooring planks they should choose. I’ve written before about the different types of flooring, but I’ve never really gotten into the nitty gritty with width.
On the front of my book are the floors I had in my own house, Provenza Engineered Hardwood in Warm Sand. And they’re wide plank!
In my new house, we went with a custom floor and the boards are a bit smaller. 4” to be exact. Our flooring is from Michael’s Carpets in Huntington Beach, CA. Give them a call if you’re looking for new floors!
And last but not least, I installed even narrower boards (also from Michael’s Carpets in Huntington Beach, CA) at my Contemporary Organic Mid Mod house. It just felt like the right move based on the style of the house. Don’t forget to check out pages 100 and 101 of House Story to see all the pros and cons for each type of flooring.
Want to join the conversation? Tell me what type of flooring you have in the comments below!