Yes, both solid and engineered wood floors can be random width, and what that means is your hardwood flooring installation will combine boards of different size planks. This has been a trend for a while, instead of having planks all the same width.

Why would I want random width flooring?


First, it gives a unique appearance, adding a distinct vintage look with a history created by our ancestors. They never wasted even one splinter of wood. Today, this becomes a modern look, despite its long history, and, like any other board, it can be sanded, refinished, and stained.

How do I find mixed-width boards?


You have two options. One is to buy the boards that are packaged for mixed-width applications. There’s a benefit to this in that all the boards will come from the same wood batch. The other is to buy boards of different sizes and be sure they’re mixed up in the application. Whatever you choose, consider us your source for wood flooring in the Tampa Bay Area.

Benefits of hardwood


Whether you decide to go with random plank flooring or the standard wider and more narrow sizes, your home will experience the warmth, richness, and charm of wood floors. They are classic, never go out of style, last for decades, and add value to your property. Hardwood floors are available in two versions: solid, precisely as it sounds, one thickness throughout, and the second is engineered, layered, and placed crosswise. The latter construction makes it stable with a better ability to handle water and humidity.

Since 1969, family-owned Bob's Carpet Mart has helped homeowners in the Tampa Bay area find the perfect hardwood flooring for their home. We have 16 locations, all of which offer free estimates, and we service St Petersburg, Brandon, Largo, Carrollwood, Clearwater, Wesley Chapel, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Lakeland, Venice, Brooksville, and Ocala. Also, be sure to explore the Flooring University pages on our website, as you’ll find useful information.