Shabby-chic interior design has become en vogue in recent years, and Mohawk Flooring's Weathered Vintage hardwood collection offers a wonderful barrage of wood planks to exude this particular rustic style. Of course with its wide 7" planks, Weathered Vintage also has applications in modern settings, blending the beauty of timeworn hardwood with up-to-date spatial sensibilities. Wide planks, unlike narrow strips, possess the ability to make certain living spaces appear larger than they actually are, especially in areas with large windows and high vaulted ceilings.
Due to its engineered construction, Weathered Vintage is less prone to buckling, shifting, and water damage than traditional solid wood floors. Rather than being 100 percent wood top-to-bottom through each plank, the hardwood material sits atop a more structurally sound core usually made of high-density fiberboard (HDF) or a wood plastic composite (WPC) material, allowing for engineered planks to be installed at, above, or below grade, in basements, homes with split-level floor plans, and in a wider variation of climates. Mohawk Weathered Vintage can also be floated rather than stapled down or glued to the subfloor. Sporting a Janka hardness rating of 1290, the oak species used in Weathered Vintage gives this flooring collection impeccable durability over other hardwoods.
Each of the 7 colors available in the Weathered Vintage line offers a little something for everyone, no matter what particular interior design aesthetic one may be shooting for. If you like solid, dignified looks and busy flowing grain patterns, Satchel and Umber are worth checking out, as the dark muted brown tones intertwined with subtle greys are ideal for home offices, dens, and bedrooms. For something lighter, go with the golden beige hues found in Cheyenne, a perfect color choice for drawing in natural light from the outside into kitchens through expansive skylights and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. The whiter tones of Coventry Gray pair well with black leather couches, clear glass tables, and modern furnishings, blending the aesthetics of both old- and new-world styles. If you're not quite sure which style to go with, Fireside is an excellent option, as its medium brown and knothole patterns can be a good fit for virtually any décor, ranging from traditional to contemporary. Get your next flooring project started today by considering the durable and aesthetically diverse Mohawk Weathered Vintage hardwood collection.