Choosing the right wide plank flooring can be daunting. Are you in search of some rustic wide plank flooring ideas? When going for a rustic look, you want to let the natural beauty of the wood flooring shine. Choosing a wood with more imperfections will add more character and help you achieve the perfect look. Get some of our tips below to help you find the right fit.
Choosing a Rustic Species
To achieve the most rustic look, choose from a species that features a lot of natural character and burls, such as hickory or walnut. Be sure to opt for a character grade floor rather than a select grade.
Hickory: Hickory is truly a one-of-a-kind species, hailed for its natural beauty and durability. Natural-grade hickory wide plank hardwood floors typically contain numerous character markings and knots. Wide planks are particularly suited for this species because they really show off the grain detail and character markings.
Walnut: American walnut flooring features unique markings, graining patterns, and occasional checking. Plus, walnut is well-known for its beautiful burls. With walnut, you’ll see rich, variable hues that can range from light brown to deep chocolate. This species has a uniquely timeless appearance that can complement rustic and modern settings alike.
Choosing a Rustic Finish & Treatment
When it’s time to select a finish for your wood avoid glossy options. Instead, choose a matte or natural finish that will enhance the existing character of the wood.
Want to take it a step further? Get your floor hand-scraped by a professional to add a rustic look to an existing floor. Or you can get a floor that is already hand-scraped. Read more about our hand-scraped wide plank flooring options.
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