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Variable Length Plank Flooring

What are the advantages and drawbacks to variable length plank flooring?


Random length floorboards are generally less expensive than fixed length. This is due to the manufacturing process where it is advantageous to create random boards due to the randomness of the natural wood. When producing fixed length boards, there is going to be more end pieces that are discarded because the logs of wood will be of different heights.

Fixed length boards are going to be somewhat easier to install and plan. The look that a fixed length board will give your room is one of clean, modern and orderly. However if the look you want is antique or rustic, random planks will look far more authentic. Sure it is possible to get a random length look, but with the majority of wood sold being random, save some money and choose random length boards first.


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