Wide Plank Hardwood Flooring – Hardwood floors are normally manufactured in widths as narrow as 2 1/4 inches, with a width of between 3 and 5 inches of the most common. Wide plank floor, with widths of up to 12 inches is an alternative to reduce the floor which results in fewer seams and wider extensions of wood and reclaimed antique planks can be used to achieve a rustic look.
Typical floor installation of wide planks follows much the same procedure as any other hardwood floor installation. The floorboard is placed on top of a plywood substrate. When the subfloor is cleaned and the debris removed thoroughly, a layer of heavy felt or resin paper is placed on the subfloor. The first row of boards is presented along a chalk line parallel to the wall and perpendicular to the floor beams, with the tongue side of the planks facing away from the wall. This first row of boards is nailed through the surface of the plates on the edge closest to the wall and nailed through the tongue on the other edge. 6-inch wide planks can also be glued to the subfloor.
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When the planks to be foreseen are of different widths, the different widths should be classified so that the planks are installed with a balanced distribution of the widths of the entire room. The wide boards with the least should be used less frequently than the most common widths, to ensure that the less common widths are not exhausted halfway through the installation.
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