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Wood Flooring: Solid Plank Flooring

Solid hardwood floors are made of planks milled from a single piece of timber. Solid hardwood floors were originally used for structural purposes, being installed perpendicular to the wooden support beams of a building known as joists or bearers. With the increased use of concrete as a subfloor in some parts of the world, engineered wood flooring has gained some popularity. However, solid wood floors are still common and popular. Solid wood floors have a thicker wear surface and can be sanded and finished more times than an engineered wood floor. It is not uncommon for homes in New England, Eastern Canada, and Europe which are several hundred years old to have the original solid wood floor still in use today.

Solid wood manufacturing

Solid wood flooring is milled from a single piece of timber that is kiln or air dried before sawing. Depending on the desired look of the floor, the timber can be cut in three ways: flat-sawn, quarter-sawn, and rift-sawn. The timber is cut to the desired dimensions and either packed unfinished for a site-finished installation or finished at the factory. The moisture content at time of manufacturing is carefully controlled to ensure the product does not warp during transport and storage.

A number of proprietary features for solid wood floors are available. Many solid woods come with grooves cut into the back of the wood that run the length of each plank, often called 'absorption strips,' that are intended to reduce cupping. Solid wood floors are mostly manufactured .75 inches (19 mm) thick with a tongue-and-groove for installation.



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Chelsea Plank Flooring | Lake Orion, MI
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Chelsea Plank Flooring 


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Frame Hardwoods, the manufacturer of Chelsea Plank Flooring, is a family owned company that has produced factory finished solid plank flooring longer than any other current manufacturer. Since 1997, our philosophy has been to supply a product of exceptional quality for a fair price, thus positioning Chelsea Plank as one of the best, if not the best value in hardwood flooring. If you are looking for quality, prefinished plank flooring at a reasonable price, look no further.  

PG Model® Hardwood Flooring | Lake Orion, MI
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PG Model® Hardwood Flooring 


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PG manufactures flooring boards ready for factory finishing or varnishing on the premises after installation. Moreover, PG manufactures factory-finished flooring boards under the name, Model®. All told, PG offers a range of more than 5000 distinct products. As a flooring manufacturer, PG Hardwood Flooring is renowned for the exceptional quality of its products and a solid reputation backed by more than 30 years of experience. 

Mullican Hardwood Flooring | Lake Orion, MI
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Mullican Hardwood Flooring 


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Since its founding in 1985, Mullican Flooring has dedicated itself to creating the highest-quality hardwood flooring in the world. The company’s founders knew the combination of precision milling, advanced kiln-drying techniques and the most demanding inspectors available would result in products that would be unmatched by its competitors.  

Hallmark Hardwood Flooring | Lake Orion, MI
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Hallmark Hardwood Flooring 


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Our Hallmark Floors hardwood products combines the ageless beauty and craft of hardwood flooring with state-of-the-art manufacturing. We harvest materials in harmony with nature. Our wood floors are manufactured in a sustainable and responsible way. Great care is exercised in manufacturing to ensure a healthful living environment. We produce floors of unsurpassed quality that you will be delighted to call your own. Designed Beautifully for Durability and Sustainable…Hallmark Floors.