LONGCRAFT TEN-FOOT PLANKS MAKE A HOME EXTRA SPECIAL BY CREATING THE LOOK OF A HIGH-END CUSTOM FLOOR.
A box of LongCRAFT will contain ALL ten-foot planks. Compare that with the industry average of only 3’ to 4.5’.
Experts agree that the width and length of a floor’s planks are some of the most important factors to consider when specifying a floor.
When a floor is made from planks that are wide and extra-long, there are fewer seams in the overall floor, and the fewer seams there are, the more unified, distinctive and stunning the floor looks.
CRAFT makes it easy to have such a floor: simply specify, at the time of order, how much of your floor you want to be in LongCRAFT 10’ lengths. You can order as much or as little as you please, knowing that the LongCRAFT planks will blend perfectly with our standard length boxes. And, you will have the total freedom to enhance your space using LongCRAFT however you wish. You can mix it evenly throughout your entire floor, or you can use all of it in the parts of your home that receive the most attention, such as great rooms, dining areas or hallways.
The average Industry Standard floor is made up of short planks with an average length from 3’-4.5’. This results in a “choppy” look without a lot of continuity or flow.
A CRAFT floor made with LongCRAFT will look stunning and unique. Trees grow tall and expansive, so why not use LongCRAFT to capture their majesty and the beauty of a long continuous grain pattern?
Above: ÁVILA Hickory in 40% LONGCraft, 60% Standard CRAFT lengths.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Lengths
Our standard 8' boxes contain lengths ranging from 1’ – 8’, with the majority being the longer lengths. Our standard boxes typically contain 3-5 eight-foot lengths, with the balance being a combination of 7’+1’, 6’+2’, etc.
A box of LongCRAFT will contain purely 10’ lengths, and these planks are made to match and be mixed with our standard lengths. LongCRAFT is a unique program that offers the flexibility to enhance stunning visual appeal with gorgeous long length planks, and make a great project truly amazing.
The good news is that enhancing a floor with LongCRAFT is generally much more affordable than most people think. When the total cost of an installed floor is considered, using LongCRAFT usually results in only a marginally higher total cost. If a project were to use 25% LongCRAFT, we estimate that the final installed price would increase by less than 4%; for a project that used 50% LongCRAFT, the final installed price would only increase by 7-8%. That’s not bad given how much more amazing LongCRAFT 10 -Foot Planks will make a floor look!
The percentage of LongCRAFT that we recommend for a long length hardwood floor is between 25% and 50%. However, it is not uncommon to use as little as a few boxes of LongCRAFT to make a hallway more dramatic, or as much as 80% LongCRAFT for large open projects.
Having a significant amount of 10’ boards in a floor will make it stand out as being very unique and exclusive, since 10’ lengths are usually found only in high-end, custom made site-finished floors. But more importantly, using LongCRAFT Ten Foot Planks will allow you to have a rare floor that fully captures the true, intrinsic beauty of real wood. The advantage of incorporating such long lengths into a floor is that each long plank is better at showing off the wood’s naturally stunning grain in a long uninterrupted visual that beautifully reflects the tree from where plank originally came.
A box of LongCRAFT will contain 6 ten-foot planks (for Prestige) or 8 ten-foot planks (for Encore). There are no broken lengths in LongCRAFT boxes; all planks are the full 10’ lengths.
LongCRAFT planks are installed by the same recommended guidelines as our regular length material. There are no special considerations when installing LongCRAFT.
LongCRAFT is part of the regular Stocking Program for all CRAFT floors. However, due to its popularity, it is always a good idea to check for current stock levels when considering using LongCRAFT for a project.