WHY THICKNESS MATTERS

THE ADVANTAGES OF THICK FLOORING PLANKS

With traditional hardwoods that have to be refinished every ten years, a thicker plank (or an engineered plank with thicker veneer) can be refinished more times, and this can be a major factor in the longevity of a floor.

THE DISADVANTAGES OF THICK FLOORING PLANKS

  • The thicker the plank, the more material is used and the higher the price. 

  • They raise the height of your floor resulting in less space.

THE ADVANTAGES OF THIN FLOORING PLANKS

  • Thinner planks cost less and are a good option for homeowners looking to either save on their renovation project or re-direct their dollars towards other upgrades.

  • Our thiner flooring planks come with the same warranties as they do on the thicker planks.

  • Visually, once the flooring is laid down, there is no way to tell how thick a flooring plank is.

  • Thinner planks are easier to carry and cut, and you can use a variety of tools to do it. Because cutting is easier, thinner planks offer the installer more decorative options as far as designing the layout.

THE DISADVANTAGES OF THIN FLOORING PLANKS

  • Thinner planks have slightly lower sound insulation resistance than thicker planks do.

  • They are more flexible, which means that they may exhibit slightly more flexion if installed over subfloors that aren’t level.

As you can see, both thin and thick flooring planks have their pros and cons, and either one may work well in your home. The most important things to consider when selecting planks thickness are your sub-floor and your budget.

 

1/2" - 9/16" HARDWOOD

 

3/4" HARDWOOD