We know that all the categories and shades of wood available can be confusing and overwhelming sometimes, so we’re here to shed light on some styles you may not be familiar with. One eclectic style we’re currently fired up about is end grain flooring. But what is it?
What Is End Grain Flooring?
End grain flooring is a unique and visually stunning option for custom wood flooring. Unlike traditional planks, end grain flooring is made from cutting timber at an angle, exposing the grain of the wood.
This creates flat wooden tiles or blocks with the grain facing upward, resulting in a distinct and unpredictable pattern of swirls, patterns, and color variations.
End grain flooring is not only visually appealing but also incredibly durable and holds historical significance. In fact, it is so reliable that people in the past used wooden end blocks to cobble roads. Later, starting in the early 1900s, it was used as flooring in commercial buildings and factories due to its forgiving nature.
Here at Cochran’s, we can create a stunning end-grain floor using our heritage woods and custom finishing techniques, such as hand-sawn pine, cherry, oak, maple, or hickory.
While installing end grain flooring takes patience and careful craftsmanship, we would love to guide you through the process, tailoring the floor to your unique taste and style.
Whether it’s for a small foyer or an entire level, our associates can help you choose a floor that will bring you a lifetime of joy. So, if you’re looking for a durable and visually unique option for your custom wood flooring, consider end grain flooring from Cochran’s Lumber.
Cochran’s Lumber, Inc. is proud to be the leading provider of spectacular floors for homes, offices, and retail spaces across America! Our showroom was thoughtfully designed to make the selection of flooring and finishes exciting and simple. We feature a variety of new and reclaimed flooring products and many new and unique finishes.
We are proud to offer an inviting space where customers can come and get a clear vision of the many types of hardwood flooring options that we offer, and feel comfortable at the same time.
Visit our showroom today in historic Berryville, VA (only 50 miles west of Washington D.C.), or give us a call at 1(877) 297-8331.
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