Top 12 Hardwood Trends for 2016: (#6)
Wider planks make your space look larger and more modern. Generally, most new hardwood installations are 3 1/4″ planks and wider. Generally, 3 1/4″ to 6 inch planks, especially when they are site finished (so they are smooth and there are no bevels) look more contemporary (especially compared to the more traditional 2 1/4″ that you see in older homes). Planks that are 6″ and wider, especially when they are pre-finished, tend to give a more rustic and barn wood look.