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THE LONGHOUSE PLANK COLLECTION

Naturally Enduring

The use of timber planks in home construction originated in the earliest cultures all around the world in longhouses. This enduring usefulness and adaptability of lumber inspires this collection of European Oak plank flooring. By utilizing multiple widths and live sawn planks we make the best use of our lumber, just as the early builders did, to create a modern version of a bygone craft. Richly imbued with time-worn textures, milling marks and natural tones, The Longhouse Plank Collection updates the ancient for today’s home.

Wire brushed
Random circle-saw marks
Random bandsaw marks
Hand-chiseled bevels

What is Engineered Flooring?

Engineered floors are composed of multiple sheets (called “plies”) of wood pieced together to create a single plank. The layers which make up Engineered floors are arranged in opposing directions. This is often known as “cross-ply” construction. This method effectively guards the flooring against moisture-related problems. The planks’ arrangement causes the expansions and contractions to counter one another, limiting or reducing the amount of cupping and crowning a floor can exhibit when exposed to differing levels of humidity. Engineered floors are versatile, allowing them to be installed in any part of the home whether it be the basement or directly on slab. These floors can be stapled, glued, nailed, or even floated over existing subfloors.

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What is Solid Wood Flooring?

Solid wood floors are typically a single plank of wood, with “tongues” and “grooves” that allow the pieces to connect. Solid floors are extremely moisture sensitive, and generally nailed down to ward off humidity fluctuations. As we’ve discussed before, seasonal moisture shifts cause wood to contract and expand—cold weather causes wood to shrink, while more humid climates cause wood to expand. Because of this, expansion space should be considered when placing your planks.