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Can your plank flooring be installed on concrete?
Our plank flooring can be installed over concrete, but only if proper guidelines are followed. Please contact us for questions regarding installing our plank floors over concrete.

My home has radiant heat – will this affect whether or not I can use wide plank flooring?
This is a good question, and you most certainly can use our floors over radiant heat. In fact, it is one of the best heat sources to use with our plank floors. Speaking in terms of what wood floors were subjected to in homes that were heated with inefficient wood stoves or fireplaces, it makes sense that a radiant heat system – which distributes heat more evenly underneath the floor – will provide a more stable environment for the wood on the surface.

I’ve been told that wide plank flooring will cup – is this the case with your plank flooring?
Undesirable movement in wood – warping, cupping, or crowning – is due to a number of reasons, such as how the tree grew, the way the wood was sawed, how the wood was dried, and finally way the flooring is installed. We rely on three different aspects to ensure your floor will not show undesirable movement: 1) ensuring our wood is stress-sawn (sawn with proper stress-relieving techniques), 2) ensuring a proper drying process through air drying and kiln drying, and 3) ensuring the flooring is installed with a proper adhesive.

What does it mean to ‘Stress-Saw’ wood?
A technique that we use when sawing logs into planks for flooring is called ‘Stress-Sawing’ or ‘Stress-Cutting’ the log; this technique relieves stress that may be present in the log. Stress in the wood is mainly caused when a tree grows on a hillside causing significant bowing in the log. Using this technique when sawing wood for our plank floors helps to keep the wood more stable for the drying process; this provides a much higher grade wood for your floor.

What is the meaning of the term "Old Growth"?
The term “Old Growth” refers to established forests that, up until the time trees are cut, have had little or no disruption. The actual age that determines "Old Growth” varies depending on the specie, but it refers to the age at which a tree has reached its maturity – this is when it is most necessary and beneficial to cut the timber - most hardwoods, for instance, reach maturity at 80 years. Selective harvesting of mature timber helps to ensure the younger trees have more access to proper nutrients, water, and sunlight.

 

 

 

   

 

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