Wide plank flooring is a classic form of wooden floor and one of our most popular products. The timeless appeal of it’s natural warmth, character and low maintenance is a perfect combination for both modern and period homes.
What is wide plank flooring
Wide plank flooring consists of floorboards which are wider than 180mm which is a standard size for flooring. Naked Floors wide plank flooring comes in 220mm and also extra wide in 300mm widths. We have a wide range of colours and finishes to suit every home. Generally speaking wide plank floorboards are more expensive. This is because they are cut from larger pieces of wood which are both scarcer and cost more to purchase. Additionally the larger pieces create more waste as less of the wood can be used than say in the production of small parquet wood floor blocks. However on a positive note larger pieces mean there is less boards to fit into a room so you may be able to save time and money on installation costs.
Wide Plank flooring for modern homes
In modern homes and new property developments wide plank floors are a perfect choice for a sleek modern finish. Their larger format draws the eye away from details such as seams making smaller spaces appear larger than they actually are. The extra wide planks are an exclusive product which can really add impact to a room.
Their modern engineering means they cope with underfloor heating systems without shrinking, expanding or any other kind of distortion. With a choice of nearly 1500 colours in our range we can colour match any kind of design scheme. From Fumed Oak for dark and dramatic apartment decor to cool and light white oak for a breezy easy going coastal look
Wide plank flooring for period homes
Wider planks are harder to source than narrow pieces of wood and as such it is harder to find reclaimed wood in wider sizes. We’ve worked with many heritage restorations to create floors which match with the period and character of the surrounding building. Our unique process of hand distressing and finishing the boards creates an aged effect in addition to the colour designed to match the existing boards.
Homeowners use this to either replace floorboards which are no longer sound or to match in with existing antique floorboards in the home. In each case the new floorboards are indistinguishable from the old as part of the renovation.
An Interior Designer’s choice
Interior designers are one of our main clientele for our wide plank floors. They recognise the unique properties which make wide planks a perfect choice when you need to create a floor that makes an impact. Here’s three great reasons why…
- Using larger pieces of wood means you get to see more of the beautiful patterns of the natural wood grain
- It’s quicker to install. Larger pieces take up more surface area so you simply need to lay less individual pieces
- It can make rooms look larger. Using a larger format on the floors means there’s less distraction with seams. These make surfaces seem busy and detract the eye from the space around them.
Let’s take a look at how interior designers use our sample boards to come up with moodboards for client room schemes.
Camilla Bellord Interiors
Based in the Cotswolds, Camilla Bellord Interiors creates beautiful residential interiors as well as hosting an online home decor boutique. Camilla set up her own interiors business following many years with internationally renowned London practices where she worked on a wide variety of projects from show apartments in Chelsea to ski chalets in Gstaad.
Camilla has put together a moodboard for a super elegant scheme designed around a room for entertaining. Using soft tones of dusky pinks, khaki and sophisticated dark browns to work with our Sussex Fumed Dark Oak floor
Based Buckinghamshire Gina Everett of Create Perfect works across a variety of residential projects. From single room layouts to full project management on whole house renovations. Her style is one of laid back comfort and contemporary elegance which always includes elements of nature, bringing the outdoors in.
Gina has put together a moodboard featuring our Wiversfield wide plank floor. A light coloured floorboard perfect for contemporary interiors. This neutral scheme works perfectly in a light south facing living room as well as a kitchen. Here the natural tones and colours are highlighted by the suns rays through the day.
Moodboards which include sample floorboards are an important part of the design process. Don’t let flooring be an after thought! After all it is usually the largest single surface in a room. Creating a moodboard to mix and match paint colours and textiles patterns is vital to the success of your design scheme. If you would like a sample board to work with order your sample board here. Alternatively you can visit us at our showroom where we have a wide variety of floorboards on show. Bring along your room samples and create your perfect match.