January 12, 2024

Traditional Series – Narrow Flooring

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The Traditional Series features narrower strips of wood that were heavily used in the 1940s and 50s. The unfinished narrow hardwood flooring in this series exudes a generational nostalgic feel that is reminiscent of "grandma's house." Any of the thin wood flooring options within this series are a great choice for a traditional look at an economical price!

Why Do We Call Unfinished Narrow Hardwood Flooring Traditional?

It's easy to see why these floors that we form with strips of usually 2 ¼-inch or 3 ¼-inch wide wood are popular in many homes. Traditional floors - usually made from oak for its wide-open grain and bold, cathedral pattern - look great, have been around for centuries and are certain to stand the test of time. This is backbone, staple-type flooring that can complement the décor of almost any style of home. What makes it traditional, though?

We call this type of unfinished narrow plank hardwood flooring traditional because it was popular at the turn of the 20th century. Although this kind of flooring is highly coveted even now, current trends lean toward wider flooring options. In the early 1900s, however, this was the best choice. This flooring was not only popular, but it was also quite common. Because traditional narrow hardwood flooring is so durable and long-lasting, if you have a home that was built 80 to 100 years ago, there's a good chance you can still find this type of flooring under your feet.

Traditional Narrow Hardwood Flooring Is Suitable for Any Home

Traditional narrow hardwood flooring can instantly create the atmosphere of a home from the turn of the 20th century, even if you have a newly built home. The oak that we use to make your floor may be considerably older than your home itself, and anyone who sees it will instantly appreciate that vintage feel.

Even if you have more modern décor, this versatile type of flooring can fit in your home. If you decorate your home with a vintage sensibility, traditional, unfinished narrow hardwood flooring is a natural choice.

Select any of the following links to learn more about each flooring option.

Hickory #1 Common
Hickory #2 Common
Hickory Select
Red Oak #1 Common
Red Oak #2 Common
Red Oak Select
White Oak #1 Common
White Oak #2 Common
White Oak Select