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 Types of Custom Wood Floors

Custom Wood Floors in all their varied forms, styles and designs these specialty floors are becoming more and more a popular choice of consumers and designers. These custom specialty wood floor products can offer a wide variety of styles and designs, from simple to complex, involving mixed media, exotic species and even paint. Below are the most common types of Custom Wood Floors. Simply click the product type and your browser will take you to a brief description and links to more details, Photo Gallery and/or how to purchase that product direct.   FREE WOOD FLOOR QUOTES


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BORDERS-These room perimeter designs often used in a specific room, around kitchen islands, accent an oriental carpet or section of furniture. These products of many types of domestic and exotic species can also be sued on steps, landings and at room transitions. Also can be a pattern of flooring surrounding a room or transition area, outside of the field (center part of wood floor in a room).

Marquetry ~ Parquet Parquetry

 

 

Accents ~ Borders ~ Feature Strip ~ Inlays

ACCENTS- Border sections wrapped around fireplace hearths, decorative thresholds at case openings, doorways or corner blocks in conjunction with borders. Sometime randomly placed in a room as small medallions, often in room corners or a central focal point.

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FEATURE STRIP-Wood strips usually from 1/4" wide or wider, used in contrasting types of wood species for a color contrast with the main floor color. Mostly used on the outside edges of borders and medallions.

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INLAYS-Two or more wood floor species cut to create a design, and inlaid into the wood floor, often used as borders, accents and corner or in conjunction with one anther to create a custom design

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Domestic & Exotic Species

DOMESTIC SPECIES-Those wood floor species that are commonly used and found in North America

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EXOTIC SPECIES-Wood floor species that are imported from all parts of the World, with attention given to hardness, workability and color. See Exotic Species chart - 60+ samples

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MARQUETRY-Paper thin veneer of various wood species, cut within each other to create detailed and intricate designs, most often used in high end furniture, and is a favorite of antique collectors 

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PARQUET-A geometric patterns floor, usually nonlinear, and often suing many pieces of a wood species to form a pattern in alternating panels, and elaborate patterns.
PARQUETRY- Simply Marquetry on the floor using exotic wood floor species & designs.

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Medallions & Crest

MEDALLIONS-A pattern inlay used at focal room points such as an entry, special room setting, and stair landings. Usually two or more wood species, creating a specific design whether geometric, patterns, floral and nautical motifs always using materials and species compatible with proper floor wear surfaces.

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Mixed Media

MIXED MEDIA-The use of different mediums in an inlay, border, or medallion application. Most commonly used application can include, but not limited to: brass, granite, marble, paint (faux finishes), stone and various species of other wood floor products

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Painted & Stenciled

PAINTED-Oil or latex paints used in varied forms of faux finishes like marbleizing, wood graining, and as well as many other faux textures and finishes. Always protected with a compatible floor finish for long lasting beauty and easy care.
STENCILED-From European roots, tints and dyes have been used throughout history to transfer designs onto wood floors. In American history they are the predecessor to the floor cloth, with checker board patterns, borders, and even fun designs from our colonial heritage. Hand and factory cut stencils (usually milar) are commonly used for this technique.

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Plank

PLANK-Wood floors that are 3" and wider, usually in random lengths, and in a solid or engineered form of manufacturing, also in unfinished or factory finished, many species and colors
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Reclaimed ~ Recycled ~ Distressed

RECLAIMED-This specialty wood floor product is yet another type of wood floors growing in popularity. Often re-milled beams, floor joist, old barns and recycled older wood floors. Those species often include oak, fir, pine, which is also often pulled from river bottoms from days gone by.

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Specialty Products

SPECIALTY PRODUCTS-Those custom products used in conjunction with other custom wood floor products, ie: cork flooring, special inlays of mixed media, or special products used in the installation and finishing of custom wood floors

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Stained, Colors, or Tinted

STAINED or COLORS-TINTS- Wood Floors that a color, normally an earth tone color is applied to give a darker, richer hue. Sometimes color and tints are applied to a wood floor give a vibrant, contemporary look. This technique can be used on the entire floor or in patterns and various designs. These custom wood floors must always be coated with a protective compatible wood floor finish. also see Painted Wood Floors

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