California Bay Laurel (Myrtle)
California Bay Laurel is truly like no other wood on earth. A daring and exotic wood, it creates a very sophisticated and dynamic atmosphere in a room. Prized for its unique figure, Laurel marbles together a wide palette of cool steely grays, slate blues & cocoa tones with lighter creams. Smooth grain gets lost in the rich blend of color, figure and natural character features.
CHARACTER & BETTER is our overall most unique grade created for our most varied and unique woods. Basically a blend of our standard Select and Character Grades which allow for long clear lengths as well as the visual interest of the structurally sound natural features of the wood, including knots, tight burls & small fillable holes which will not effect the integrity of the flooring.
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Janka rating 1270 as hard as Red Oak, suitable for commercial & residential applications
A solid slab of 3/16" (4.5 mm) hardwood mounted to furniture grade multi-ply birch. 5/8" or 3/4" final thickness. Our GM Silk Floor Oil is a natural, zero VOC finish providing a subtle sheen, easy to maintain & very durable surface that brings out the luster and beauty of the wood without the "glazed" look of most factory finished floors. Click for more about pre-finished floors.
Our traditional 3/4" thick solid wood, sand and finish on site floor. Square edges (no micro-bevel) means a good old fashioned seamless floor they way they were made for centuries. Extra Long lengths means fewer seams and longer runs for a less "bricky" appearance. Click here for more info...
Sand and finish on site to customer specification, a great long length option for over cement or radiant when you need the structure of engineered with the seamless, "no micro-bevel" look of traditional floors. A solid hardwood slab of 3/16" (4.5mm) hardwood mounted to furniture grade multi-ply birch. 5/8" or 3/4" final thickness. More info here about our engineered planks.
Custom Wide Plank Options
Ask about our custom design sample services. Available as solid or engineered, our team works closely with clients and designers to create one-of-a-kind floors in a wide range of colors, textures, patterns & antique reclaimed effects. Click here for more details.
West Coast Native (ask about LEED & FSC credits) Best color and quality comes from the Umpqua region of Southern Oregon down to just outside the Rogue River Valley.
Stair Parts, Vents, Trim & custom accessories to match
Extra Long Lengths
2-10' with an average of 4-5'+, much longer than typical overseas produced flooring that gets chopped short to best fit export shipping containers.
Kiln dried to 6-8% moisture content (industry standard). Low offset T&G pattern for extended wear layer. End matched (tongue & groove on ends of boards)
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