Wood flooring is a sure-fire way to add an element of richness to any room in any building. Ring’s End offers a variety of woods to enhance the look of your project. We also carry Surface Shield Builders Board temporary floor protection, which is designed to protect new and existing wood, tile, stone, and linoleum floors while allowing moisture to escape for curing.
Types of Flooring
Oak flooring is the most common wood flooring in the country. It is extremely hard and naturally wear and dent resistant. Oak flooring, available unfinished or pre-finished in either red oak or white oak, is sold in 21 square foot, 22.5 square foot, and 22.75 square foot bundles. Ring’s End also stocks oak treads and mouldings to give the finishing touches to oak floors.
Clear vertical-grain fir flooring has a very distinctive amber color that is seen in many older homes as well as in Craftsman style homes. Ring’s End carries unfinished tongue and groove fir flooring in both 1” and 5/4” thicknesses, and we stocks matching 5/4” stair tread stock as well. Fir floors should be sanded and finished after installation.
Yellow pine creates a lighter colored floor that is soft and will exhibit a wear patina over years. Ring’s End stocks unfinished tongue and groove yellow pine flooring in widths from 4 to 10 inches. Yellow pine floors should be sanded and finished after installation.
Custom Hardwood Flooring
Specialty flooring is available. Please inquire about our Custom Hardwood Flooring.
Builder Board replaces the need for large bulky sheets of masonite and it rolls out fast and flat. With the new Liquid Shield technology, Builder Board is now spill proof. It defends against water, paint, mud and more! It is engineered to protect tile, stone, linoleum & wood while construction takes place.
The Floors We Stock
OAK STRIP FLOORING
Unfinished Square Edge
Type Size Code RED OAK - Select Grade 2-1/4” (SR) RED OAK - #1 Common 2-1/4” (1C) WHITE OAK - Select Grade 2-1/4” (SW) RED OAK - Select Grade 3-1/4” (4SR) WHITE OAK - Select Grade 3-1/4” (4SW)
CLEAR VERTICAL GRAIN FIR FLOORING
Unfinished Tongue & Groove - Square Edge
Type Size Code Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 1” x 4” (14FF) Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 5/4” x 4” (544FF) Fir Stair Tread 5/4” x 12” (12FTR)
YELLOW PINE FLOORING
Unfinished C & Better Grade
Type Size Code Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 1” x 4” (4YPF) Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 1” x 6” (6YPF) Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 1” x 8” (8YPF) Tongue & Groove - Square Edge 1” x 10” (10YPF)
How to Choose Wood Flooring
There are so many options of finishes, species, and board widths that you’re sure to find flooring that complements the décor of any room. For instance, highly defined grains and wide planks with a distressed finish give a rustic look, a fine-grained narrow plank floor with a clear semi-gloss finish may better fit a traditional interior, and mellow pine flooring or a whitewashed finish may be perfect for a Cape Cod or contemporary style home. You’ll also want to consider the amount of light the room receives. For a harmonious look, take the colors, grain, and finishes of cabinets and trim into account as well.
Before You Choose, Consider These Questions:
- Unfinished or pre-finished? Pre-finished flooring has factory-applied sealant, which ensures a consistent finish. Unfinished flooring is sanded and finished on site, which prevents dirt and moisture from penetrating the seams between boards. Another consideration is maintenance: oil-rubbed or wire-brushed finishes, for example, can help hide wear and tear.
- What species is best? The harder the wood, the more durable it is. Red or white oak are the most common species used in wood flooring. Hickory and maple, which are harder than oak, and the somewhat softer walnut are also popular. Some exotic woods like Brazilian cherry or acacia are extremely hard but can be quite expensive.
- What is the subflooring? Plywood subflooring supports solid hardwood as well as engineered wood; particleboard subflooring needs to be covered with plywood before installing the new floor. With concrete slab subflooring, engineered wood flooring is required unless plywood is installed over the concrete.