How to Style a Room with Hardwood Flooring

Large living room with a rug and hardwood floorsAfter you have installed farmhouse hardwood floors in your home, your next step is figuring out what looks best with them and matches your overall tastes. As more homes are designed with an open floor plan, you will want to ensure your room décor is accommodating to each space and helps the floor plan flow from one area to another. Below are a few ways you can style a room with hardwood flooring.

Rugs: Though hardwood floors are stunning on their own, you may want to soften the area of a particular room with a rug. Beautiful rugs will also help define the sitting room from other spaces and allow you to anchor furniture pieces around it for a cohesive look.

Contemporary elements: Hardwood floors paired with more contemporary and modern features can create a beautiful contrast in a room. Look for sleek, modern furniture and hardware that embraces clean lines. Industrial pieces can look great with wood floors as well.

Mix tones and patterns: Contrary to popular belief, wood tones do not have to match to look well put together. You can easily blend rough and rustic with smooth and polished wood choices, such as utilizing raw wood accents on chairs and tables against one of our smoothly prefinished floors.

Advantages of Prefinished Flooring

Hardwood flooring leading into the kitchenPrefinished flooring can be a beautiful and convenient addition to your home, and no one makes it better than Colonial Plank Floors. Our prefinished flooring is very durable and is sure to look great in any colonial-style home. Nearly 95% of our planks are sold prefinished, whether it is utilizing our European oil or creating an entirely weathered look. Below are just some of the advantages of purchasing prefinished flooring for your home.

Durability: Prefinished floors tend to be more durable, as the finishing seals harden the wood. This allows the flooring to be more resistant to scuffs and stains while remaining as smooth as when it was first installed.

Installation: Installing prefinished flooring can be much easier, as the planks are already cut to exact specifications. This also reduces the need for on-site sanding, which can be messy and require additional cleanup time.

Maintenance: Since the seal is stronger and more durable when applied before installation, prefinished flooring is much easier to maintain overall. Though you will need to retreat it every few years, a regularly cleaned prefinished floor will last for a very long time in your home. For more information about maintenance, please visit our FAQ page.

Impress Your Guests with our Farmhouse Hardwood Floors

Rustic weathered white oak planks in a living roomAt Colonial Plank Floors, we provide stunning oak planks for homeowners all across the country. If you are looking to renovate your home and want flooring that will really “wow” your guests, our planks are the perfect option for you.

When you choose our farmhouse hardwood floors, you will be bringing in the look and character of colonial-period homes into your own. Add your personal touches and some modern elements to create a stunning interior design layout that will truly make your home your own. Whether you are pairing it with brightly colored furniture pieces or keeping everything within a natural color palate, our plank flooring will help bring any room together.

All of our planks are 100% handcrafted, finished, and distressed to your liking. Our floors are perfect for living rooms, offices, bedrooms, and any other area where you may want an Old World feel. Specific weathered styles are perfect for active households and can mask scratches and scuffs much easier than different types of flooring.

Contact Colonial Plank Floors today at (215) 997-3390 to begin ordering your new farmhouse hardwood floors. We will provide you with a price quote and keep you informed every step of the way, from your initial call to delivery dates and options.

Bring Old World Charm into your Home with our Rustic Planks

Rustic 6 inch white oak plankingAt Colonial Plank Floors, we offer handcrafted rustic planks for homeowners throughout the country. We pay extensive attention to details when constructing your planks from the finishing techniques all the way down to the nails we use. If you want your home to have the look and feel of a farmhouse, colonial-period house, or an old New York loft, our planking is perfect for you.

Each of our planks is crafted to look like an authentic plank floor and not an entirely flat, shiny wood floor. We provide the charm and character of colonial-period flooring without the added cost of antique or reclaimed materials. When you choose our flooring, you will be investing in a gorgeous, Old World look with the durability of modern-day floors.

To order our rustic planks, contact Colonial Plank Floors today at (215) 997-3390. From there, you will be able to review a quote and inform us of all your finishing and stylistic preference. We guarantee you will love our plank flooring and will want to install it in every room of your home! If you have pets or children, or weathered look is perfect for a busy household and will show fewer scuffs and scratches than a flat, glossy wood floor.

Which of our 3 Edging Styles Should You Choose?

rustic planksColonial Plank Floors offers beautiful hardwood flooring suitable for many different home décor styles. At our family-run shop, we produce all of our rustic planks by hand using 18th-century tools and techniques. There are three different finishes that we use on our planks, all of which are artfully applied to create stunning, one of a kind plank floors.

  1. European Natural Oil

As one of the most environmentally friendly finishes out there, our European natural oil finish is stunning and works with any of the hardwood species we sell. This oil is microporous and will become a part of the wood over time. It also does not chip, crack, or peel throughout use.

  1. Solid Color Woodtone Stains

Woodtone stains can add an extra pop of color to finishes and enhance the character of our planks. We can control the saturation and penetration of these colors on the wood, leaving you with a stunning, fade-resistant pigment topped off with our European Natural Oil finish.

  1. Weathered Finish

Deep brushing on stained planks gives us our Farmhouse finishes (weathered, blackened, and calico). We recommend this finish for farmhouse styled homes using rustic white oak planks. This option is also great for households with pets or children. This weathered finish produces a plank floor much like reclaimed planking and offers a truly unique look for any home, beach house, or loft.

All About our Hand Crafted Hardwood Plank Floors, Part 2

Rustic white oak plankAt Colonial Plank Floors, we create unique and beautiful solid hardwood plank floors for homes all over the United States.

Our floors are well suited for 250-year-old farmhouses as well as offices, restaurants and newly constructed homes and have been used in every style home from original 1680 colonials to lofts in New York City

On top of Natural Oil hardwood planks, we also offer solid color planks and planks in a weathered style. If you are looking for a more aged look in your flooring, we can apply this textured, weathering process to any of our solid stains. This look is perfect for a farmhouse style, a beach home or anywhere you want a reclaimed look. It is a great option if you have pets or active households, as it easily hides any scuffs from paws, claws, and feet.

When it comes to our planks, we pride ourselves on our ability to produce beautifully hand-scraped flooring for our customers with a less “manufactured” look than any of our competitors. Using 18th-century tools and techniques, our staff finishes each plank by hand to create gorgeous, one of a kind floors that will be the centerpiece of your home.

Our handcrafted planks will add an element of warmth and charm to your home like no other. Our flooring comes with a historical character that just cannot be matched by larger stores and companies.  If you are interested in our hand-scraped flooring, stop by our shop in Colmar, PA or give us a call today at (215) 997-3390.

All about our Hand-Crafted Hardwood Floors, Part 1

Colonial plank floorsAt Colonial Plank Floors, we pride ourselves on creating beautiful, hand-crafted hardwood plank floors. Nearly all of our plank floors come prefinished and can be utilized in a variety of different styles, from colonial to contemporary. We also offer a weathered style, which is great for beach houses, lofts, and homes with pets and active family members.

The planks used in our flooring can be up to 13 feet in length. Once installed, they will slightly darken, and the graining will become more robust as they age. Each hand-crafted plank goes through 10 woodworking steps with traditional hand tools and is matched against a master plank to ensure they will perfectly fit together. When shopping our plank floors, you can choose the wood species, edge treatments, and level of texture and distressing to create a flooring style that is truly your own.

When crafting our hardwood plank floors, we primarily use rustic white oak and wide red oak materials. We also have other species available, such as rustic cherry, walnut, and poplar. Once you’ve determined the wood you want to be used, you can then choose from three different edge treatments: square and softened edging, live edging, and hand-cut edging. Distressing can also be applied to add a rustic, aged look to your plank flooring.

If you’re interested in a quote on our floors, contact Colonial Plank Flooring today at (215) 997-3390. Based in Colmar, Pennsylvania, we’re able to ship our products anywhere in the United States.

Welcome to Our Blog

Rustic 6 inch white oak plank floorsOver the last 14 years, Colonial Plank Floors has hand-crafted more than 700 floors for customers all across the country. We specialize in wide plank, colonial, and farmhouse reproduction flooring for those looking to bring Old World charm into their home. The craftsmanship of our plank floors is so time honored and universal; we even ship to customers in Europe!

Located 20 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, our family-run company works to create stunning hardwood floors for home all across America. We primarily utilize white and red oak and prefinish most of our floors using a variety of hand-applied and hand-rubbed finishes.

We buy our wood from suppliers who employ eco-friendly practices and we use historically accurate woodworking methods to create our flooring’s charming look. With Colonial Plank Floors, you’ll feel as if you’ve truly stepped into the past.

On our blog, we’ll be providing more information on our products, finishes, and the techniques used to create them. We’ll also offer home design and décor tips so you can style your home to fit our plank floors perfectly. Whether you live in Main or Arizona, you can install beautiful, historically styled flooring in your home. Contact Colonial Plank Floors today at (215) 997-3390 for information on how to order.