Traditional Vertical Grain Douglas Fir Flooring
Vertical Grain Douglas Fir Flooring 3-1/4", 5-1/4"
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This is traditional Douglas Fir flooring as was used in 1800's to 1940's homes. Many of our customers are replacing 100 year old floors! This material is a must for Victorian, Craftsman or Farmhouse restorations. Douglas Fir flooring can add a warm family home feel to new construction as well. It can be re-finished and last for decades. Made in USA.
$ 6.25/sqft 3-1/8" Fine Grain
$ 5.95/sqft 3-1/4" Wide Grain
$ 6.95/sqft 3-1/4" Fine Grain
$ 8.95/sqft 5-1/4"
How to compare one manufacturer to another?
* Do they have 3-1/4"? This is the true, correct size for most 1890's-1940's homes.
* Do they have FINE GRAIN? This is more traditional, and produces a smoother looking floor.
* Do they have LONG LENGTHS? Longer boards produce a softer, less busy appearance.
Why Solid Real Wood?
Unlike chemical laden linoleum, carpet, laminate flooring or MDF products, it is likely solid wood Doug Fir flooring won’t end up in a landfill after a 10-20 years. A large number of our customers are restoring 1800’s to 1940’s Victorian or Craftsman homes. We find many of the homes still have their original VG Douglas Fir flooring and solid wood moldings. Solid wood can be sanded and refinished to look like new for up to 100 years or more. When/if it does expire it may be recycled.
What you should know about Laminate/Engineered flooring.
Laminate/engineered flooring first appeared after WWII when homes were being mass produced as cheaply as possible, on concrete slab foundations. Solid wood flooring can’t be nailed to cement, so the market was severely impacted by linoleum and carpet. Laminate/Engineered floors can be a logical alternative when covering concrete. Today, this type of flooring is dominant in the industry because it is less expensive to glue 1/12” wear layer of quality wood over cheaper core material. Unfortunately, the life expectancy of a laminate/engineered floor can be as short as 10 years or less depending on the wear, initial quality, and how long a homeowner can stand living with needed repairs. These floors simply cannot be refinished due to the thin wear layer. When they are scratched or worn they must be completely replaced. There are also risk factors including excessive formaldehyde emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It is always a good idea to investigate this type of flooring beyond how good it looks in the showroom or how inexpensive it is.