Today, most hardwood floors show a refined, seamless layout of evenly spaced planks precisely the same size. Random width wood flooring was standard in days past, and it's becoming more common now as many homeowners opt for a more natural look.


You give your room texture and a unique design when you decide to construct your new floor with planks of varying widths. The popularity of mixed-width planks dates back to Colonial times, which means that random-width solid wood flooring complements any decorating style.

In addition, you can choose a traditional or updated style appropriate for contemporary room decor.


Random-width wood flooring is often found in three different plank sizes: 3-inch, five-inch, and seven-inch. Installers create a detailed layout scheme for the planks on hand before laying them on the subfloor to ensure an optimal look.

Remember that this floor covering makes a space feel larger, ideal for smaller rooms.

Layout patterns

Two different layout patterns are commonly used when a floor is constructed with planks that vary in width. Two-width random wood floors can utilize planks in one color or multiple colors
which can be engineered or solid hardwood flooring.

However, if you're updating a larger room, it's good to use planks in three different widths to create a three-width random floor design.

On the Level Flooring is your hardwood flooring company

We carry various types of hardwood flooring and we specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling and residential and commercial installation. Our showroom is in Ladson, SC, where we serve Summerville, Mount Pleasant, Charleston, Isle of Palms, Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, Goose Creek, Johns Island, and Folly Beach.

On the Level Flooring can satisfy your random width hardwood flooring needs.