The Education Centre: How to choose your plank size?


The dimensions of the plank you choose can have an impact on how your room appears. If you’re working with a smaller space, such as your hallway or a utility room, narrow and shorter planks will make your room appear deeper and wider. Whereas, a large room would benefit from wider and longer planks to elongate the space.

Plank direction

Narrow planks
Mid-width planks
Extra wide planks

Here at UK Flooring Direct we make it easy to pick your ideal plank width. All our floors are categorised as either narrow, mid-width, wide and for those extra spacious rooms, extra wide. Simply pick your width based on your room size, and then colour and style to suit.

Depending on lighting, your floor may look different in terms of colour which in turn affects the mood and feel of a room. Top tip: make sure you view your chosen floor with the lights on and the lights off. This is why our free sample service is so helpful – you can try before you buy! It’s easy enough to change light bulbs, but natural daylight is a little trickier to change! Start the journey to discovering your dream flooring and find out how to order your free samples with us today.