Most builders, architects
and flooring professionals agree that solid hardwoods like oak, ash, maple and
cherry add beauty to a home. In addition, unfinished floors allow the homeowner
a greater variety of finishes to complement their room decor.
For the do-it yourself
homeowner, unfinished hardwoods have a lower material cost than prefinished
flooring. However, additional time must be considered for the sanding and finishing,
which results in the area being inaccessible for a few days. When purchasing
unfinished flooring, add an additional quantity of 10% to allow for cutting
waste. Click on the Installation Materials item on our home page navigator to
select installation materials needed.
Strip flooring is available in both 1 ½” and 2 ¼” widths. The most common strip is a 2 ¼” width. Strip is sold by the bundle, with each bundle containing the same width. However, strip can be installed in random widths which would require ordering multiple bundles, each of different widths. All listed unfinished hardwoods are 3/4" thick, tongue and grooved, and end matched.
The most common plank is a 3” width. However, planks are also available in individual bundles of 3¼”, 4”, 5”, 6” and 7” widths. Plank flooring can be installed in random widths, with the most popular combination being 3”, 5” and 7” widths. Installation of plank in random widths would require ordering
multiple bundles, each of different widths. All listed unfinished hardwoods are 3/4" thick, tongue and grooved, and end matched.
Unfinished Custom Flooring
Single slats or "shorts"
are strip flooring in customized lengths to create squares or patterns known
as parquet flooring. You can design borders and/or medallions around your strip
or plank floors. Some special designs can be created by using any species or
combination of species you desire.
To order a customized floor
or an unfinished product not on our website, call Hardwood Directs Customer
Service Line at 407-925-0917. Please note, when ordering customized floors
and medallions, please allow at least a 6 week minimum for delivery.
Although we offer only a selection of unfinished products on our website, a large number of unfinished strip, plank and parquet are
available by calling Hardwood Directs Customer Service Line at 407-925-0917.