Hardwood floors are a classic addition to any home. This durable flooring option complements nearly any interior style and adds warmth and character to your space. Whether you’re looking for wide plank
or the more standard 2-to 3-inch hardwood flooring planks, there are many wood species, colors and styles to choose from. This video will help you learn the Basics of Hardwood Flooring
and decide if it makes the right choice for your home.
What Types of Wood Are Available?
One of the most popular plank wood flooring styles is oak. The quality and consistency of oak wood planks makes them a standout in any home, ideal for busy living areas, hallways, entryways and kitchens. Oak planks are highly resistant to dents and deep scratches, letting you enjoy your space without worrying too much about maintenance. When it’s time to shine your floors, use a wood protector like Bona
Hardwood Floor Polish.
You’ll find a wide variety of solid hardwoods in addition to oak, ranging from many maple options, hickory, Brazilian cherry, ash and pine. Trendy dark espresso oak, wire brushed driftwood or cinnamon maple are all great choices for adding elegance to your decor. For a classic look, American Originals tinted tea oak solid hardwood wide plank can elevate any room. Additionally, unfinished hardwood flooring will balance a modern or industrial space, while dark wide plank hardwood floors can update an older or transitional home. This Hardwood Floor Installation Guide
will help you lay your new floors or you can take advantage of the Home Depot’s professional installation services.
Dress Up Your Wood Flooring
Accent your wood plank flooring with area rugs
, runner rugs and other floor coverings to bring additional color, comfort and coziness to your home. Layered area rugs offer a contemporary, lived-in look when placed over wide plank hardwood flooring, perfect for an open floor plan in a modern loft. Metallic accessories and floor vases create a cool vibe, while houseplants liven up the natural feel of hardwood planks.