Rustic wide plank wood flooring is a wood floor with planks that are much wider than standard commercial flooring and which are fashioned from antique wood or with techniques used to re-create the look of antique wood.
Advantages of Distressed Rustic Oak Floor
Distressed wide plank flooring is created by taking perfectly good planks and using a variety of tools to create character markings like kerf marks and nailholes, creating an authentic reclaimed look. You can do the distressing yourself or ask your manufacturer to complete this step for you.
Distressing techniques enable you to achieve an antique appearance of the floor at a fraction of the cost of using reclaimed timber. Textured floors can be more easily stained, allowing you to create distressed white wood flooring or very dark wood flooring, for example. Texturing also makes it possible to create rustic engineered hardwood flooring that is ideal for installation in areas of high moisture, over radiant heat or on concrete slab.