From the color and texture to the sound it makes when you walk across it, flooring can set the tone for a room. Consider these offerings for a wide range of aesthetic options to complement any design. Earth-conscious homeowners will appreciate the stories of craftsmanship and sustainability behind each brand's reclaimed or handmade origins.
PERSONAL TOUCH Amish Hand-Scraped Flooring is a special collection of the maker's Character Grade flooring line. The planks earn authentic distressing marks as each one is individually hand-scraped by Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmen. No two planks are alike, and each bears the signature of the proud craftsman who created it. Finished with a low sheen, seven species are available, including cherry, hickory, oak, and black walnut. HomerWood. 814.827.3855. www.homerwood.com.
GOING GLOBAL New Entique reclaimed, pre-finished wood flooring offers six attractive design options in three families: ancient Chinese elm, historic heart pine, and antique oak. After timbers are rescued from former factories, homes, and buildings around the world, layers of hardwood flooring are backed by a core substrate for durability and stability. Precision milling with end matching makes the flooring easy to install. Mountain Lumber Co. 800.445.2671. www.mountainlumber.com.
JUST DESSERTS Sweet Memories from Mirage Hardwood Floors now come in four tasty new stains. Crème brûlée combines the looks of cream and caramelized sugar; truffle's rich brown tone blends essences of dark and milk chocolate; toffee mixes blacks and tans for a golden-colored stain; and Earl Grey blends grays, browns, and muted greens. The stains are available on 5-inch-wide maple planks in Mirage's cashmere low-luster finish. Boa-Franc. 800.463.1303. www.miragefloors.com.
AGED TO PERFECTION Time has been kind to the reclaimed teak used to create this engineered flooring. Recovered from 40- to 100-year-old Southeast Asian buildings slated for demolition, the wood has been seasoned by time and exposure, allowing the swirling browns, tans, and silvers to come through. Finger-jointed, tongue-and-groove styles are available unfinished and pre-finished with planks measuring 5/8 inches thick, 4 to 6 inches wide, and 72 inches long. TerraMai. 800.220.9062. www.terramai.com.
HOME GROWN For homes with a colonial or other early-American aesthetic, wide plank floors can be the ideal finishing touch. Trees are hand-selected from salvaged wood and a family-maintained slow-growth, renewable forest. Available species include eastern white pine, walnut, and antique heart pine. A process of air drying and kiln drying helps increase stability. Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. 800.595.9663. www.wideplankflooring.com.
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