They Have Style
The length of your hardwood plank can make a huge difference in terms of style. The aesthetic that you are looking to achieve will depend heavily on the flooring your choose, especially if it will be installed throughout your entire home. Are you going for an elegant, clean and modern flooring design for your home? Then you’ll want to go for a much longer plank length, something that exceeds the average length of three feet. Wood planks that are the average length or shorter will create a busier look that screams vintage or traditional flooring.
How Important is Quality?
If the quality of your hardwood planks is the most important to you, then pay close attention. All natural wood materials include the unique characteristics of knots, streaks, grains, and other markings. Wood of a higher grade or quality will not have as much of those details, as manufacturers tend to remove them during the process of creating shorter planks. However, if you are looking for hardwood floors that are extra long and contain those unique characteristics, then longer, lower grade planks are the best option for you. Not only will you get exactly what you are looking for, but lower grade planks are also more affordable.
The Price is Right
With longer hardwood planks come lower prices, as mentioned before. This means that if you are on a tight budget, then this should be something to seriously consider as a money saver. You will not have to sacrifice appearance when choosing a longer plank, and boards that are around seven feet and longer can save you a pretty penny. In many cases, the shorter the board, the more expensive they can become. However, this is also highly dependant on where you purchase your wood planks.
What type of underlayment should you use? How many inches thick? How do you install it? And how do you avoid damaging your floors in the process?
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