Plank Size for Rooms

What Plank Size Is Ideal For Certain Room Size?

Plank size matters – whether it’s laminate, vinyl, hardwood, or any other type of flooring. You want to strike a balance with the plank widths, otherwise your room could look overwhelmed or cramped.

What’s the Ideal Plank Size?

The general rule of thumb when choosing is the bigger the room, the bigger the plank size can be. Most laminate designs range between 5” and 8” planks, but may be broken up within the plank to have the appearance of 3” or 2″ board patterns. Use 3”-5” wide planks to help open up smaller areas, while larger rooms tend to look better when you use 6”-8” planks. If you have a large room with 3” planks, this will make your floor look extremely busy. If you use larger than 5″ planks in small rooms, it will dwarf the room and make the room feel smaller.

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4 comments

  1. Alana Kane

    Hi Lisa, thanks for your question. With vinyl, yes, this can still be an issue. You probably will not notice anything right away, but after years of exposure, you may notice slight discoloration. A lighter floor will show this less, but we always recommend blinds or rugs to help keep the floors in great shape.

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    Concerned about fading due to UV light which our den will get more than half the day. Is this really a big concern about UV fading color. Planning on light to medium grey or taupe colors

  3. Alana Kane

    Hi Lorie-Ann, thanks for your interest! We specialize is high quality laminates and vinyls. Our prices and colors are a variety of ranges. You can shop all of our options here: https://www.bestlaminate.com/. Feel free to give us a call at 800-520-0961 for any questions or assistance!

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    Please send me more about floors, prices, and color types. About 300sq.feet thru my house.