fishers plank hardwood flooringAt Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we work with Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, McCordsville, and Westfield homeowners to design and install the hardwood floors of their dreams. Increasingly, many of our Fishers customers ask us about plank and wide plank hardwood options. Here is some more information to help you decide if plank is right for your Fishers home.

Sizing Standardization

There is a lot of technical jargon in the flooring world. This is especially true when it comes to hardwood flooring. Most American homeowners have what is called strip hardwood floors. This simply means that their floorboards are less than three inches in width. This only became common during the industrial revolution when a standard was established: two and one quarter inches.

The Great Frontier

For a floorboard to be considered plank, it must be between three and five inches wide. Wide plank boards are over five inches in width. Prior to the industrial revolution, most hardwood floors were wider than three inches and made from local trees. Frontier Americans built floors that were often unfinished and in varying widths to make the most efficient use of each and every tree.

Why Plank

Plank flooring is a great choice for any aesthetic, from modern to traditional. Wider floorboards give your home a large and airy feel. But above all else, Fishers families cherish plank hardwood for its rustic, authentic beauty. Plank and wide plank hardwood flooring pay homage to the adventurous Hoosier spirit.

We Bring Samples to You

At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we are known for our quality and convenience. We believe that the best way to view flooring samples is in the comfort of your living room. That’s why we developed our mobile showroom. Simply book a free consultation, and one of our knowledgeable design associates will bring flooring samples to you. Call to schedule an appointment and find the plank hardwood floors of your dreams today!

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