Newark Flooring

Domestic Solid Unfinished Flooring

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by Chuck

Red Oak

The most popular domestic wood species for hardwood flooring, Red Oak is known for having moderate to heavy graining with moderate color variations. Coloring of Red Oak ranges from light creamy reddish pinks to shades of brown. Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 3″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 3″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• Select & Better
• #1 Common
• #2 Common
• #3 Common
• Character (Mix of #1 and #2 Common) Lengths 1′-7′, 2′-10′, 3′-12′

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)
• Rift & Quarter Sawn
• Rift-Only (Straight, Vertical Grain Pattern)
• Quartered-Only (Straight Grain with Ray-Fleck)

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White Oak

White Oak is a domestic wood species similar to Red Oak, but harder on the Janka Hardness Scale (Red Oak is 1290). Natural Coloring of White Oak ranges from golden/browns with gray undertones. Because of the harder grain White Oak flooring takes stain colors very evenly. White Oak hardwood flooring features generally moderate linear graining with moderate color variations and has exceptional stability Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 3″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″.

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 3″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• Select & Better
• #1 Common
• #2 Common
• #3 Common
• Character (Mix of #1 and #2 Common) Lengths 1′-7′, 2′-10′, 3′-12′

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)
• Rift & Quarter Sawn
• Rift-Only (Straight, Vertical Grain Pattern)
• Quartered-Only (Straight Grain with Ray-Fleck)

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Maple

Found mostly growing in the northern regions of North America and Canada, Maple hardwood flooring is a very pale, creamy white color with slight shade differences from board to board. Depending on the grade chosen, Maple flooring can contain minimal to a lot of brownish/black mineral streaks, Clear grade maple has the least of this streaking. Maple graining is very light and fine and many times barely discernible. Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″.

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• 1st Grade (Clear)
• 2nd & Better
• 2nd Grade
• 3rd Grade

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)
• Birds Eye (A distinctive pattern of small marks that resemble tiny eyes)

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Hickory

One of the hardest domestic wood species and is highly popular because of its natural color variation and unusual graining. Coloring for Hickory Hardwood flooring can range from creamy whites to medium browns (with even darker browns in some rustic grades). Hickory is most popular in wider planks (think 5″ and wider). Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 3″, 4″, 5″, up to 12″

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• 1st Grade
• Character Grade

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)

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American Cherry

A softer wood species with a very distinctive charm and is popular because of its natural color variation from board to board and its warm natural color. American Cherry flooring will darken with age to a deep reddish brown color. 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 4″, 5″, up to 12″.

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3-1/4″ , 4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• Select & Better
• #1 Common
• Character Grade

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)
• Straight Grain

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American Walnut

Also known as Black Walnut, this wood species usually has fine, straight graining and coloring is a rich, almost chocolate brown. There is some color variation from board to board, as the sapwood can range from light tan to medium brown Walnut hardwood flooring can be a character grade showing knots and other grain variations. Available in 2-1/4″, 3″ ,4″, 5″, up to 12″.

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3″ ,4″, 5″, up to 12″

Available Grades
• Select & Better
• Character Grade

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn (All products that do not specify a special sawing method are Plain Sawn)
• Straight Grain

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Ash

Ash is known for color variation from pale white to light/medium brown. Graining is bold and can appear straight, curly or wavy. Ash flooring is very similar to White Oak. Available in 2-1/4″, 3″ ,4″, 5″, up to 8″.

• Available in 2-1/4″, 3″ ,4″, 5″, up to 8″

Available Grades
• Select & Better
• #1 Common
• Character Grade

Available Sawing Methods
• Plain Sawn

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