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Wide Plank Select White Oak Flooring Project on Daniel Island’s

Currently under way: the installation of 4″ select white oak flooring in this home on Daniel Island’s Smythe Street. Home builders and designers are trending toward wider floor boards for new home construction.

Spring Flooring Makeovers by Elegant Hardwood Floors

Spring is coming! A few materials we see trending for spring are:

— Handscraped — Handscraped flooring is a durable, stylish option that has continued to grow in popularity in the last year. The natural, worn appearance and textured surface creates an old-world look with a modern twist that can add charm to a room.

— Wide Plank — Wide plank flooring, ranging from five to eight inches, is a traditional, rustic flooring choice that creates a dramatic look. Wider planks show off the grain and unique character of a floor, and can also compliment larger rooms.

— Vinyl Plank — Highly durable vinyl plank flooring is an increasingly popular choice due to its ease of installation and beauty. The flooring comes in realistic natural wood and marble looks, and is water resistant.

Call Elegant Hardwood Floors and get started on your Spring flooring makeover!

Whats Trending in Wood Flooring for 2014

From the trend-watchers at the National Wood Flooring Association, look at what’s trending now:

  • Using multiple wood species is very popular, typically using one species in the main field of the room, then introducing other contrasting species incorporated as a border or other subtle design elements in the room.
     
  • Mixed media incorporates hardwood with other flooring options like stone, tile, carpet or even metal. This approach often helps to define different seating or functional areas within a large, open space.
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J D Smith and Associates uses EHF for project

These photos show a home currently under construction by J D Smith and Associates. Elegant Hardwood Floors has provided the flooring and we are currently installing it. These photos show the unfinished wood: a rift and quartered white oak. The term “rift and quartered” refers to the method of milling the wood from the tree. The technique results in boards that have growth rings angled at approximately 45 degrees, resulting in a tight grain pattern that is very lineal and uniform in color.