Why buy our select grade of Douglas Fir flooring from Blakely Island when there is a planet full of hardwoods available to us? There is no substitute for the rich warm color of a seasoned Douglas Fir floor. It's what we grew up on here in the pacific northwest. If you are fortunate enough to live in the San Juan Island chain you know that the island grown Douglas Fir is much slower growing than the mainland Fir. This slower tree growth produces tighter growth rings and results in a much denser and heavier wood than its mainland cousin. Though only a few miles of water separate the two on a map, there is a world of difference in their characteristics. During a trees annual growing season it puts on two different types of wood. The spring wood is light colored, grows very fast and is very soft. The later season summer wood is much darker, grows very slow and is many times more dense than the spring wood. The slow growing Island Fir has a much higher ratio of summer wood to spring wood than its mainland cousin. These characteristics combined with responsible, sustainable forestry practices are why our FSC® certified Blakely Island Fir Flooring is a great choice for your floor.
Did we mention the fact that our flooring is grown, selected, milled, dried and shaped right here on Blakely Island, Washington?
Product Details:Our Island Fir Flooring is a Select Grade of solid wood flooring. It is available in a 3 1/4" and a 5 1/4" face width. Lengths vary from 10" to 72". It is these random lengths that allow us to to utilize a high percentage of our flooring grade lumber with minimal waste. The wood flooring is a mixed grain, 3/4" thick unfinished product and is not end matched. The flooring stock is dried to 6% - 8% moisture content. Final product is bundled and shrink wrapped to maintain moisture content during shipping.