TYPES OF HARDWOOD FLOORING
COMMONLY USED IN RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL HARDWOOD APPLICATIONS.
Types of Hardwood Flooring
Delta Plus Floors in Prescott Arizona has a wide variety of North American hardwoods to choose from. Read about the unique characteristics that each flooring type has and then call us at 928.445.3926 to discuss installing your perfect floor!
Rift & Quarter-Sawn Oak
The art of milling quarter-sawing oak, or rift quartered oak, (sometimes called “tiger” oak) is a superior technique of the past and Delta Plus Floors has re-introduced a time-honored practice of using quarter-sawn flooring for beauty and stability over flat or plane-sawn flooring. Rift & Quartered oak flooring is recognized as some of the most stable, beautiful flooring in the world.
Known to be one of the hardest hardwoods in North America (Texas), mesquite is twice as hard as white oak on the Janka Scale. The Janka hardness of a particular wood is a goo indicator of its resistance to wear and denting. White oak is rated at 1360 while mesquite is rated at 2345. Texas Mesquite’s hardness is rated right up there along with Brazilian Cherry (2350) and many other South American hardwoods. And the look is one of the ultimate in Southwest architecture.
Imperfection makes an object unique. Chisel marks, half-moon indentations, chatter and slight variations in color are the characteristics that give a handcrafted floor real value. It is an authentic, one-of-a-kind work of beauty. True hand-scraped flooring does NOT include these factory pre-finished floors that merely look like rippling sand dunes. True hand-scraped flooring is an art to make and there are no machines involved. It’s all done by hand. Thus the term “hand-scraped.”
Reclaimed antique oak flooring, known for its strength, durability and resistance to wear, has been salvaged from wood joists, rafters, granary boards, siding and floor boards in old barns and other wooden structures. Its natural beauty, rich patina and unrivaled character is enhanced by earth tones, tight knot structure, slight checking and varying grain patterns. It’s sure to perfectly complement any room in your home for that special feel.
All our Reclaimed-Antique-Distressed flooring is FSC Certified.
Wide plank flooring is commonly described as being a hardwood floor board with a width of five inches (5”) or more. Delta Plus Floors can offer a One-of-a-Kind piece for a unique floor. Wide plank flooring provides a most beautiful heirloom quality for your home and family that you’ll cherish for generations!
Parquet flooring can bring beautiful timber floors up a notch with its incredible detailing. So many designs are now available, from the traditional basket or brick look to updated chevron and herringbone designs. Each beautiful and intricate design can add value and interest to your home.
Borders & Medallions
Delta Plus Floors provides unique decorative accents for your hardwood flooring with our custom designed medallions and borders and by combining contrasting natural hardwoods, stone, marble, leather and metals like brass, copper and aluminum, into an endless variety of collections. Delta Plus Floors works with architects, designers and decorators to provide a masterpiece flooring.