Nyack Wide Plank has a great selection of wide plank floors from custom-milled reclaimed floors to Live Sawn Oak floors that are sold in longer lengths and wider widths to give your home that special touch that we feel is so important. Our floors are offered in either solid or engineered and can come unfinished or prefinished depending on the specific needs of your project. We will help you determine the best floor for your specific project and application.
Installing Wood Flooring increases the value of your home more than any other floor covering. One of the current trends that homeowners are clamoring for is the look of wide plank wood. Wide plank wood flooring accounts for the majority of all new wood floors being installed today. According to a 2016 US FLOOReport, solid plank flooring accounted for 55 percent of the total hardwood flooring sold. Many would argue that this number should be even higher when you include engineered flooring sales, which account for 57 percent of total square-feet sales in 2017, the majority of which are wide plank products. Today, Nyack Wide Plank is staying in front of this timeless trend by continuing to offer wider widths and longer lengths. Standard widths being sold today have grown to 5”, and some producers are even moving up to 18” widths in boards that are up to 12’ long. Most of our floors are sold in lengths of 2’-12’. Some of the oldest solid floors in many of the historic homes across the country contain board widths upward of 16”. These historical treasures have been in place for hundreds of years and are being discovered and restored on a daily basis. There are many nuances when installing wide plank flooring that must be taken into account to ensure a successful installation. As with any installation, an essential first step is to conduct a detailed pre-installation site survey. Nyack Wide Plank follows all national guidelines for installing wide plank floors. We are also proud to be members of the National Wood Floor Association which sets the highest standard for floor installation and hardwood floor refinishing.
Benefits of Hardwood Flooring
Wood is an excellent insulator, and rooms that would otherwise feel and appear cold are warmed by a wood floor. One inch of wood has an equal insulating factor of 15 inches of concrete.
Hardwood provides a healthier environment. Clean and hypoallergenic, wood flooring will actually improve the atmosphere of your home. Many allergy issues can be traced to the dust and dirt associated with carpet, as it traps dust, dirt, pollen, insect eggs, or other allergens.
Because Hardwood is so durable, the need for replacement is virtually non-existent. Over time hardwood can be refinished if necessary, or you can even change the finish for a new look, making it one of the most versatile materials. It’s a sound investment in your home, with an instant increase in value. The claim can be made that a hardwood floor will outlast your mortgage.
Hardwood provides ease of care. For ideal care of a hardwood floor, all that’s needed is a vacuum designed for hard surfaces or a model with a proper brush attachment, and a dry microfiber pad to wipe down the floors.
Considerations When Choosing Hardwood Floors
You’ll find hardwood flooring that suits virtually any style.
Here are some considerations to keep in mind when choosing your wood:
Hardness, stability, graining, and color are all in part determined by wood species. For domestic species, oak is generally the most common; other options include cherry, maple, walnut, hickory, and birch. Many homeowners love the look of exotics, such as Jatoba, teak, Tigerwood, and Brazilian Cherry.
Pine Antique Heart
Pine Southern Yellow
Sydney Blue Gum
Wide planks are classified as more than three inches wide. They lend rustic style to country kitchens. Strips are less than three inches and offer sleeker style for contemporary spaces. Decorative parquet floors are a distinctive addition to more formal kitchens.
Aged hardwood lends history and heritage with notches, adze marks, and wormholes. You can find brand-new wood with the same timeworn appearance, thanks to special distressing techniques, including hand-scraping, wire-brushing, and chattering.
Hardwood colors range from blond to caramel, burgundy to brown, and even black. In the kitchen, keep in mind that extremely light or dark floors tend to show spills more readily.