Hardwood Flooring, Pine Walls, and Ceilings
Hardwood flooring has become very popular recently. It gives a room a homey look, comes in a variety of styles, and is easy to maintain. Much of it is “engineered” from veneered plywood, poly-resins, composites, and other synthetic materials.
Solid vs. Engineered
Solid hardwood flooring is exactly what its’ name implies – made entirely from solid wood. Engineered hardwood, on the other hand, typically consists of a plywood core with a layer of hardwood veneer affixed to the top surface.
Solid hardwood floors can be finished and refinished MANY times. So, when you get scratches in the floor from busy life, active kids, or pets, the floors can be refinished. Engineered wood floors can typically be finished only once, or not at all.
The Bear Creek Hardwoods Difference
The hardwood floors we make are solid wood, ¾“ thick, 3”, 4”, or 5” in width. But, as with everything we do, we will gladly accommodate your custom width needs. We produce hardwood floors from just about any hardwood species: Oak, Walnut, Maple, Cherry, Elm, Hickory, and Ash to name a few.
Want a “one of a kind”, unique look? Order your floors with varied species and varied width boards for installation in the same floor. Check out this floor from one of our many happy Bear Creek Hardwoods customers!
At the heart of our flexibility and unique ability to customize is our Logosol 4-sided planer. This technological wonder planes the top and bottom surfaces, while also cutting the bottom relief cut, tongue cut, and groove cut – ALL IN ONE PASS! We even bevel cut the ends at 15 degrees so the floor boards lay flat with less gaps. See how this machine works in the section below!
How to Create Flooring
- Step 1 – Grow a tree!
- Step 2 – Remove tree based on customer request
- Step 3 – Mill the harvested log
Closeup of board to show grain pattern
- Step 4 – Dry boards in the kiln
- Step 5 – Edge boards
This is the edger machine used to edge boards to desired width
- Step 6 – Plane boards
- Step 7 – Tongue & groove boards
This is the Logosol in action!
- Step 8 – Boards are ready to be laid
- Step 9 – Final product installed!
Walls and Ceilings
We use this same process and machine to also produce beautiful wall and ceiling boards. The primary differences are that the boards are typically made of wider width pine and rather than tongue-and-groove cutters, we use ship-lap cutters for the sides.