Wood Flooring

Wood

Our LIFE-Solid engineered wood floors provide unsurpassed stability without sacrificing the beauty or quality of real wood flooring. The sawn face produces both the exact same visual as a solid piece of wood flooring and necessary thickness to sand and refinish if ever desired. The engineered construction provides the stability to create our unique visuals on a wider canvas. While our collections and individual products are named to reflect the heritage and history of our home state of Georgia, our floors can be used wherever life takes you.

L – Lifetime Finish: Our lifetime finish warranty provides peace of mind in knowing you’ve selected a floor that is quality built and will stand up to years of use. We utilize a 7-layer proprietary finish process with Aluminum Oxide for increased wear resistance and a stain and scratch resistant Nano Technology top coat for lasting beauty.

I – Installation Options: The 1/2” thick-engineered construction allows you to install our floors on, above or below grade. The alternating 8-ply construction provides increased dimensional stability, less expansion and contraction which all equal worry-free installations. Our products can be glued, stapled or floated.

F – Fashion Forward: Our flooring features leading edge visuals, texture and color with a commitment to quality and individuality. Combining these features with wide width planks and longer length boards gives you an aesthetically pleasing visual in traditional to rustic decors.

E – Environmentally Friendly: Our production process and species selections all focus on sustainability. We only use non-endangered woods and are producing 4 to 5 times more flooring out of the same lumber normally used to produce one piece of ¾” solid hardwood flooring. Furthermore, our flooring products comply with CARB Phase 2 and have been certified under FloorScore® and GREENGUARD Gold standards.

Engineered

Engineered wood flooring consists of multiple layers of a plywood core, cross-layered with a hardwood veneer bonded to the top. The multi-layer and cross-layering produces a dimensionally stable product while still providing a real hardwood floor.

Engineered wood flooring is very versatile in terms of installation - most can be stapled, glued or floated. In addition, they can be installed over concrete slabs and below grade with proper preparation and adhesive.

Sawn Faced

Surface Veneer Construction

Sawn Faced
Sawn Faced is indistinguishable from a solid wood floor. The lumber is sawn into the desired thickness and ready for application to the engineered construction. Sawn veneers provide the best visual appeal and the strongest grain structure due to the natural sawing process.

The sawn face process will produce 4 to 5 times more flooring out of the same lumber used to produce one piece of ¾” solid hardwood flooring. Additionally, you may sand and finish our sawn face flooring should you desire.

Rotary Peeled
Logs are processed and put onto a large wood lathe. The wood veneers are then peeled off the logs in long strips, like paper that comes off of a roll of paper towels. The rotary cut shows dramatic wider graining, also known as “cathedral” graining. Rotary peeled veneers offer the maximum use of raw materials for the lowest cost.

Solid

Solid flooring, as the name suggests, is where each plank is made of a solid piece of wood-- typically milled to ¾” thickness. It is either unfinished (stain & finish on site) or prefinished into beautiful options of visuals. Solid flooring comes in a variety of widths and can be re-sanded and refinished multiple times over the life of the floor.

Solid
Wood Species offered by FLOORS FOR LIFE

Red Oak

The most popular domestic wood species for wood flooring.

Red Oak has moderate to heavy grain patterns with moderate color variations. You can expect reddish/pink undertones in the heartwood, to various shades of brown.

Janka Rating-1290

White Oak

White oak is slightly harder and more stable than Red Oak, making it the preferred choice for furniture and wine barrels.

While the grain pattern is similar to Red Oak, the color is more golden/brown with gray undertones.

Janka Rating- 1360

Hickory

One of the hardest domestic species, hickory is known for its wide range of color variation and character.

You can expect variation - white/blonde tones in the sapwood ranging to dark chocolate browns in the heartwood. The extreme variation in the floor makes hickory a great character rich option.

Janka Rating- 1890

New Heart Pine

Pulled from the center of new growth pine, it features red and amber hues. It also boasts a tighter grain pattern, making it harder and dense than standard Southern Yellow Pine.

New Heart pine is a less expensive alternative to reclaimed or antiqued heart pine.

Janka Rating- 1225

Surface Treatments

Wire Brush 

  • The subtle weathered look of a wire brushed floor is increasingly popular by designers, builders, and homeowners for its distinct look and durability.
  • This look is achieved by pulling out the soft grain of the wood, while leaving the harder heartwood exposed. This gives the floor texture while maintaining an overall smooth appearance.
  • With only the denser heartwood exposed, this treatment provides the added benefit of increasing the overall durability of the floor.
  • Wire brushed floors tend to be more forgiving, as minor dents and scratches will blend in with the floor’s texture.

Rough Sawn

  • A term that is used to produce flooring that emulates floors pulled straight from the sawmill with sawn marks readily visible on the face of the plank. 
  • This can be a band-sawn or circle sawn look with each technique providing a unique look to the finished surface.
  • Rough sawn surface treatment is very forgiving of minor scratches and wears they will blend in with the surface of the floor. 

Hand Scraped

  • This is designed to have the look of an old-style floor finished by hand, while still providing the protection of a modern finish. 
  • The distressed texture and scraping can hide minor dents and scratches that may occur during the life of the floor.

Smooth

  • Un-textured traditional surface offered in a variety of gloss levels.

Unfinished

  • Hardwood flooring in its raw, unfinished state that is intended to be finished on site by a flooring professional. 
Molding  Options
Molding  Options

T-Molding

A Transition molding, or T-molding, is a T-shaped strip that covers the narrow gap in the doorway between two adjacent floors.

Molding  Options

Reducer

A Reducer molding is used when two floors of different thicknesses come together

Molding  Options

Stair Nose

A Stair nose molding is used in conjunction with a hardwood installation to finish off the step or stairwell where the flooring product stops.

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Threshold

A Threshold molding is useful for transition to carpet or tile surfaces.

Molding  Options

Quarter Round

A Quarter round molding is used to provide a neat finish to a flooring job along the baseboard or wall. It may also function to cover an expansion gap.