Wide Plank Flooring

Wide plank flooring creates arguably one of the most impressive wood floors and is ideally suited to the larger, free-flowing spaces so often seen in contemporary design. These imposing planks truly accentuate a big space, but they are equally as well suited to a small one since fewer joins mean a cleaner visual. And with more than 30 shades and finishes to choose from, these wide wood planks are sure to become the talking point in any scheme, whatever your stylistic preference.

What is the definition of "wide plank"?

Wide plank is a rather subjective term. Most wide wood flooring stops at 8", which is pretty much where Havwoods' planks start. Indeed, we only describe one-strip planks greater than 200mm (just under 8") as being wide, whilst the widest planks in our random width Hand Grade Collection can be as great as 480mm (19"). Furthermore, all of our planks are hardwood, engineered from European oak, not from the more common pine softwoods.

If you are looking for planks narrower than 200mm on this website, search 'wood planks' using the relevant filter for your preferred width.

Why are wood planks getting wider?

Traditional solid planks are affected by humidity whereas engineered wood - multilayered wood where the grain of each layer runs at right angles to the next - is far more stable. And the more stable the wood, the safer it is to use it for a wider plank.

More wide plank options from Europe

Clearly the size of a plank is limited by the size of the tree it comes from. But it is also limited by the way it has been cut. American mills usually use the plain sawn method, where a board is cut then the log turned 90 degrees before being cut again. This allows planks that qualify as rift or quarter sawn to be sold at a premium price, but it also means even the widest planks are nowhere near the maximum trunk width.

In Europe, where the vast majority of Havwoods' wood originates, the standard method is live sawing. Live sawn boards are simply cut straight across the log, meaning that full width planks are available. Live sawn planks also offer a number of other advantages and this method is gaining many fans amongst designers and high-end clients.

When to fit wide plank flooring

There are absolutely no rules when using a wider plank: they look good anywhere. Although large, open spaces would appear to be their most natural habitat, planks up to 260mm (10 1/4") wide also work well in small spaces. This is because there is a much higher proportion of wood to join so the floor appears less busy which opens up a smaller room. Always remember, whatever the grade of wood wide planks allow its natural beauty to really shine. So in a rustic or character grade plank the unique characteristics of the intricate patterns around the knots stand out, as does the elegance of the grain in cleaner planks.


HW88108 Consul Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88108 Consul Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Sculptured Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; ..

HW88107 Duke Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88107 Duke Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Sculptured Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; ..

HW88106 Shanklin Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88106 Shanklin Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Sculptured Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; ..

HW88105 Galway Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88105 Galway Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Sculptured Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; ..

HW88104 Neston Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88104 Neston Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Sculptured Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; ..

HW88103 Walcot Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88103 Walcot Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Flat Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; T&..

HW88102 Hallam Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88102 Hallam Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Flat Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; T&..

HW88101 Ryder Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

HW88101 Ryder Wide Plank Engineered Wood Flooring

Engineered 3 layer Oak, Birch Plywood, Oak; 1-Strip Plank; Flat Surface; Hard Wax Oil Finish; T&..

HW3967 Destiny Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW3967 Destiny Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Natural Oxidative Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Micro-Beve..

BPF21/1612/260 Oak Hardwood Flooring

BPF21/1612/260 Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Distressed & Smoked; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beve..

BPF21/1611/260 Henley Oak Jutland Hardwood Flooring

BPF21/1611/260 Henley Oak Jutland Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Distressed & Smoked; White UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevele..

BPF21/1609/260 Oak Hardwood Flooring

BPF21/1609/260 Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Distressed & Smoked; Black UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevele..

HW1011 Tortona Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW1011 Tortona Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Sided Mini-microbev..

HW1010 Pavia Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW1010 Pavia Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed & Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Sided..

HW1009 Monza Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW1009 Monza Character Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Sided Mini-microbev..

HW966 Arena* Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW966 Arena* Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beveled Edge. Thickness 2..

HW964 Amendo* Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW964 Amendo* Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beveled Edge. Thickness 2..

HW3891 Tigre Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

HW3891 Tigre Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Matt lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beveled Edge. ..

BPF19/5204/220 Flaxen Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

BPF19/5204/220 Flaxen Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed, Hand Scraped & Smoked; Hardwax Oil Finish; Tongue & Groove..

BPF19/5202/220 Highland Peak Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

BPF19/5202/220 Highland Peak Rustic Grade Oak Hardwood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Brushed, Rough Sawn & Smoked; Hardwax Oil Finish; Tongue & Groove; ..

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