Wide Plank Wood Floors in the Kitchen
Wood Floors Set the Tone for a Kitchen
Wood adds warmth and interest to a kitchen like no other floor covering can–nothing says “cozy” like a wood floor. And with families spending more time in the kitchen, it makes sense to make the cooking and living spaces in this room as homey as possible. Because floors are generally the largest visible canvas in your kitchen, they set the backdrop for your furnishings and the tone for the space. Wood floors connote quality and craftsmanship, and wide plank floors can be used to convey a sense of luxury, tradition, and history. (Retailers know that customers associate wood flooring with quality, so they often upgrade stores by installing wood flooring in key areas). Wood is so versatile: you can use the natural color or apply stain to achieve a wide variety of finish tones. Use warm toned floors to inject color into an all-white kitchen. Add interest and character with rustic or figured woods. Contrast white cabinetry and walls with a darker toned wood floor.
Advantages of Wood Floors
Wood floors are easy to clean and maintain; they provide a hard allergen-proof surface that is good for your home’s indoor air quality; and wood floors feel great underfoot! The exceptionally long service life of solid wood floors makes them an attractive investment. Solid wood floors have a service life of 100+ years, and they can be sanded and refinished many times as homeowner tastes change. Wood is a renewable and eco-friendly building and finish material that is seeing renewed interest as architects and designers recognize that the use of wood helps reduce greenhouse emissions and fossil fuel consumption. Grown by the power of the sun, solid wood floors require less energy to produce than any other type of floor covering, and they hold up to the scrutiny of life cycle analysis. Choosing responsibly sourced wood floors helps conserve working forests, which provide ecological benefits in the form of enhanced air and water quality, wildlife habitat, and carbon sequestration. Learn more about what makes wood good.
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Quarter and rift sawn wood flooring features a mix of wavy quarter sawn grain and straight rift grain. This cut of flooring offers exceptional dimensional stability and is often used over radiant heat.
Wide plank pine floor boards with a brown stain and matte finish add a sense of history.
A water-based finish like this one offers a clearer coat without the amber tones that can appear with oil-based finishes.
Pale White Oak select grade 5" wide planks: the perfect neutral backdrop to this contemporary kitchen.
The warm red tones of American Cherry wood flooring enliven this white kitchen.
The homeowners used Cherry flooring to inject color into their otherwise white kitchen.
Whitewashed wide pine flooring defines this modern kitchen.
Color changes everything; imagine this kitchen with a dark wood floor or a pale wood floor and you have a totally different kitchen.
This rustic grade birch floor has character marks and color variation that adds interest to the space.
Unusual figured Birch wide plank floors add to the wow factor in this coastal California kitchen.
Another example of how flowing wood floors unites different spaces in a home.
A mix of sapwood and heartwood in this Cherry floor provides color variation.
An eclectic kitchen gets a boost of warmth and color from a select grade White Oak floor with an oil-based finish.
An organic building and finish material, wood has the ability to breathe life, warmth, and charm into any space.
With floors and cabinets a similar tone, the homeowners used a white ceiling and a bright red stove for contrast.
Light colored Red Oak long plank floors provide a great contrast to the sleek shiny cabinetry in the kitchen of this Soho Manhattan loft.
Solid 3/4 inch thick White Oak floor planks, all five inches wide, create a neutral backdrop for a contemporary kitchen. Unlike Red Oak, which tends to have ruddy undertones, White Oak usually has cooler undertones of gray to brown.
Figured Birch wide plank floors add character to a newly renovated kitchen.
Interesting grain in a wood floor can create interest and contrast in a kitchen with white cabinetry.
The color variation in this wide plank American Hickory wood flooring warms up an all-white kitchen.
Wide plank Hickory floors with contrasting sapwood and heartwood add a cozy dimension to an open white kitchen.
Quarter and rift sawn wide plank White Oak in a studio apartment in Greenwich Village.
Rift and quarter sawn wide plank White Oak flooring with a dark Jacobean stain in a Gramercy Park NYC apartment.