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Trending - The Extra Wide, Extra Long Plank
July 1st, 2020

There are very few options available today that can deliver the statement floor that an extra-long, extra wide plank can offer.

What better way to showcase the true beauty of a natural wood floor than in its largest form? The grain, the knots, the character, all displayed in uninterrupted style and ready to provide a striking foundation from which the rest of the room can form.

As we have touched on before, there is an ideal plank size for every room, so you should really leave the generous plank sizes to larger rooms, which will show their true value to an interior scheme. If you have an openhallway or large living space that is crying out for a statement introduction underfoor, then the extra-long, extra wide plank is a must and fortunately UK Flooring Direct has some fitting options.

Keen followers of the Inspiration Centre will have noticed a buzz surrounding the launch of Galleria professional a few weeks back, a collection that brings engineered wood in its finest form. There hasn't been so much excitement surrounding a UKFD launch in some time, and with good reason! Galleria Professional is the ideal way to achieve a wider, longer plank look underfoot, an opportunity to gain a 'wow' product that represents the true beauty of oak.

Just take a look at our showcase image above, featuring Galleria Professional European Oak Rome; far from wishing to blow our own trumpet, this product adds something fresh to the UK Flooring Direct product portfolio with its powerful 250mm width, and is already proving a popular choice among homeowners. In fact, all the flooring showcased in the feature is available in a 250mm width; any floor with aboard width over 201mm is considered in the industry as 'extra wide', and with varying pack lengths to boot, you really are spoiled for choice when picking from Galleria Professional.

We're not naive: at times, flooring can be an afterthought even to those who cherish their interiors, but this far from the case once a stand-out extra long, extra wide choice has been selected. And the look can be extenuated with a depper bevel, too: simply select a mid or deep bevel, rather than a micro bevel or no bevel at all, and divisions between planks will become more prominent, heightening this feel of grandeur.

Galleria Professional is the perfect tonic for the impressive, more specious settings. From entrance hall to living room, bring nature into the home in show-stopping fashion with knots, swirls and grain marks giving the impression that the floor has been an integral part of the family for years. This collection also boasts simple installation and warranties that span half a century, so despite its imposing form, Galleria Professional still brings the core credentials that have made UKFD floors so popular.

In times gone by, such vast planks have found their place in more traditional period properties, but with the versatility of Galleria Professional's design bank, this style can be applied just as seamlessly to the contemporary home. With trend-led natural, grey and whitewash effects all on offer, the hue for you is waiting to be discovered at the UK Flooring Direct website.