Services and Products
FACE & EDGE DETAILS
There are many options for face and edge details which can be added to any customized wide plank floor, both adding to the uniqueness of the floor.
A face scrape can be added to every floor and will vary greatly from order to order. The boards are either hand scraped, or scraped with a machine in order to sculpt more unique markings onto the face of each board, all creating a truly custom hardwood floor.
After sanding your hardwood floors we achieve the worn or old time look of a distressed floor by choosing items that would have probably been dropped, imbedded or dragged across a hardwood floor in the olden days. These items may be but not limited to chains, cables, barbed wire, nails or lags (barn spikes). The look is usually finished off with a face tinting and a light sanding to darken the imprint of the imbedded items.
A resawn face on wide plank hardwood floors is a fully rough face that the mill specifically achieves to create a truly unique floor.
SKIP SAWN FACE
A skip sawn face adds character and detail to the wide plank flooring. This type of hardwood floor detail gives you an opportunity to have a floor installed in your home or cabin that can portray either an old western appearance or a rustic yet modern feel.
In general we use two different methods for edge scraping your wide plank hardwood floors: a hard scrape and a soft scrape. You have the opportunity to customize the scrapes through the intensity of the scrape, either a light, medium or heavy scrape.
A micro bevel is yet another option for the customer to choose from. This detail is a small taper, just enough to show the distinction between each plank, on the edges of your hardwood floor planks.
There are two main types of finishes we use on hardwood floors as top coats: oil poly’s and water born. We are not limited to these selections as there are other specialty finishes such as mono coat systems, natural oils, etc., which we can apply for a more custom look. The most common finish sheens we apply are a satin or satin/matte sheen, the higher the gloss the more your eye will notice imperfections from everyday use such as scratches or dents.
OIL POLY (POLYURETHANE)
These top coats are a beneficial finish to use when you are looking for that vibrant pop of color or you are using a wood species that requires the use of oil poly to pull out the natural color and maintain it. Oil poly top coats contain a natural ambering agent; as a result your floor will have an amberized tint to them over time. The initial coat has an amber color to it, but intensifies with age and light exposure. As a result if you have a portion of your floor covered for instance with an area rug and decide a few years down the road to replace it or remove it you most likely will see the outline of the area rug.
WATER BORN (WATER BASE URETHANES)
The water born top coats are beneficial for fast dry times, low odor and a non-ambering finish. Water born finishes do not hold the vibrant color of the wood as oil poly’s do over the years. The water born finishes are great for most wood species, but do not work well for all species, as some woods will need the oil poly to draw out and maintain the natural color of the wood.
Stain is applied after understanding the basic color, shade and tint you’re looking for. It is either a pre-made color or a custom blend and is applied in order to achieve the color you desire for your hardwood floor.
Dyes are used to change the overall tint of the wood if the color you desire is not possible with a stain.
Tinting the face of your hardwood floors is an option for circular skip or band sawn skip floors. We create this tint in order to achieve an old, worn, or shadowed appearance in the floor.
A french bleed is a blackened tint on the edge of a board, usually extending into the face of the hardwood floor plank. The french bleed is a detail applied typically to an edge scraped hardwood floor. Paired with a skip sawn floor face, a distressed floor face or a face scraped, this makes for a beautiful look of old world charm.