Plank Flooring Options
The most commonly sought out wide plank flooring
over hundreds of years has been Eastern White
Pine. The planks are sawn out of large timbers
grown native to New England. Selectively
harvested forests produce trees of old growth
timber which yields a beautiful floor. Eastern
White Pine flooring has unique grain pattern and
knot structure which make it a floor full of
character. There are endless ways to change
appearance with finish.
Heart Pine comes from the center of a long leaf
heart pine tree. This flooring option can range
from shades of bright burgundy to rich,
pumpkin-orange. Along with its unique beauty,
Heart Pine Flooring is known to be extremely
stable with relative hardness.
Ash is a hard, durable wood known for its
interesting grain patterns and color variation.
This wood takes on many different stain colors
to change appearances for a desired look. Given
it’s hardness and ability to change look with
stain, it is a very desired wood.
Birch is a unique floor that features
different grain and color variation. You will
find red and light blonde coloring with grain
swirls which give this floor a lot of character.
Cherry has a long history of being used for
flooring and interior woodwork. Cherry is unique
in that it’s color become richer over time, more
so than other hardwoods. The combination of
sapwood and heartwood give the flooring unique
color variation between reds and blondes.
Hickory is tough and beautiful, leading it to be
known as the premier choice in hardwood
flooring. There are many options with a Hickory
floor, such as grading the floor to create less
variation or to use a stain to create a more
consistent color tone. The lighter sapwood and
darker heartwood give the floor tremendous color
variation. It is known to be the hardest North
American Hardwood making it just as durable as
it is beautiful.
Red Oak sometimes is thought of thought as your
basic, simple hardwood floor. Red oak can be
selected in either a rustic or a select grade.
Our character grade red oak has a very country
look especially when selected in wider planks.
Northern red oak has a beautiful non consistent
grain look and plenty of heartwood.
Walnut is one of our more popular and sought out
floors. It has amazing color variation when
heartwood and sapwood are blended together
producing dark browns and auburn color with
contrasting lighter sapwood. If desired, floors
yielding primarily heartwood can be selected
giving it a more consistent dark color look.
Walnut also takes on stain very well and you can
be quite creative making the wood take on a
A hard, strong wood with rich brown coloring and
varying grain pattern. White oak is a closed
cell wood which allows for no water to penetrate
itself. This is why white oak is chosen for
whiskey barrels as opposed to red oak which has
an open grain. White oak is available in a clean
select grade and also a rustic grade.
Rift & Quarter
The planks are cut at a 90 degree angle from the
center of the tree. This produces grain that
runs vertical through the plank. Rift and
quartered is sought out quite commonly for
radiant heat applications. The wood being a
natural product will slightly “move” as the
seasons change and the idea is the
wood will move vertically with the grain pattern
as opposed to horizontally allowing for no gaps
between the planks. The planks will show ray
flecks across some of the quartered boards which
give it a unique look.
Reclaimed Oak, also known as Antique Oak
Reclaimed oak has a very rich unique look. The
planks have a variety of color variation, nail
holes, knot structure and texture. The material
is primarily sawn out of old barn timbers.
During this process, the outside portions of the
timber yield darker colored wood as a result of
being exposed to light, weather and other
factors which darken the wood. The interior
portions of the timber yield a lighter more
Reclaimed Heart Pine, also known as Antique
Reclaimed heart pine has a variety of warm and
rich colors within each plank. This material is
mostly sawn from long leaf heart pine timbers
which have been reclaimed out of old mill and
factory buildings primarily in New England.
These old growth timbers produce beautiful
planks which have a patina that cannot be
duplicated. The planks have a variety of
different characteristics from nail holes, bolt
holes, checks, splits, and knot structure. Many
different grades can be custom pulled to be run
into your flooring order.
Douglas Fir trees grow to unbelievable heights
in the Pacific Northwest and produce high
quality lumber with a fine consistent grain and
With age, you will see your Douglas Fir floor go
from a light cherry to a deep copper and
cranberry tone with highlights of golden ginger.
Harder and more durable than the white pine from
New England. Southern Yellow Pine has a more
consistent “clean” look. A select and character
grade can be selected for your application.