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THE SALTBOX COLLECTION

Unique Heritage, Timeless Style

First appearing in the mid-17th century, the Saltbox style home was named for its resemblance to the oft used kitchen fixture of the day. The homes were characterized by their unique roofline, timber frame construction, and varied width plank floors. The simplicity and strength of this design has made the saltbox house a New England icon. Weathered texture, random widths, and a subdued sheen bring the historic look and feel of the Saltbox style to your home.

3 Mixed Widths
Worn-in textures

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.