Rustic Floor Supply offers unfinished hardwood flooring at our Boise, Idaho location. Solid unfinished hardwood flooring is the ultimate choice in flooring materials. It offers all the benefits of other flooring options with fewer downsides. With solid unfinished hardwood, you have complete control over the final look of your floor. You can choose the species and stain that best suit your design style and finish the wood to your exact specifications. Because it is made of natural, organic wood with no artificial materials, solid unfinished hardwood is a timeless and classic choice. It can also be refinished and restyled to give it a completely new look. In comparison, other woods and wood-like products like engineered hardwood and luxury vinyl (LVP) are simply imitations of solid hardwood. Prefinished solid hardwood is also an imitation, as it is simply prestained and finished. No other flooring material can match the versatility and natural beauty of solid unfinished hardwood.
Solid Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Brands
At Rustic Wood Floor Supply in Boise, all of our unfinished hardwood flooring is made in the USA. We do not import domestic wood products, with the exception of exotic species like Brazilian cherry. We carefully select mills that are known for producing high-quality wood flooring and offer a range of options from different mills (Hillsboro, WD, Ten Oaks) to provide a range of quality and price points. All of our mills meet our minimum standards for quality milling and affordable pricing, and they are all located in the USA and run by USA workers using USA wood. These mills are also members of the NWFA (National Wood Flooring Association) to ensure proper grading and production of the wood. We quality check each pallet or bundle that comes in to ensure that the moisture levels are within the appropriate range, which helps protect our flooring installers and end consumers
Species of Solid Unfinished Wood Flooring
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Different Styles of Hardwood Flooring Cuts
Plain Sawn Flooring
Unfinished solid hardwood flooring is commonly plain-sawn. Plain sawn is the traditional method for cutting logs into hardwood and creates the most usable wood. The growth rings in the tree mix throughout the face of the flooring, and at the ends of the boards, these rings join. When the growth rings join, it creates cathedral arches.
Live Sawn Flooring
Unfinished solid hardwood flooring can also be live-sawn. Live-sawn flooring gives a unique look to the boards, and this cutting style is becoming more popular. Live-sawn flooring has more character and is graded differently than a plain-sawn floor because of how the character appears on the boards. Live-sawn floors are becoming very popular in Europe and Asia. Live sawn flooring still has the cathedral style you see in plain sawn boards, but it’s commonly toward the middle of the plank, and the edges feature more straight grain.
Quarter Sawn Flooring
Unfinished solid hardwood flooring can also be quarter sawn. Quarter-sawn flooring is created by quartering a log and then cutting these quarters vertically and horizontally. The look created with this cutting method is unique and includes flecking, but none of the cathedral looks you see in other cuts. The cutting method used in quarter sawing wood cuts through the grain pattern differently than other cuts and creates a more stable plank. Quarter-sawn food is less likely to warp than plain or live-sawn flooring. However, quarter-sawn floors are often higher priced because this method produces more waste.
Rift Sawn Flooring
Unfinished solid hardwood flooring can also be rift sawn. Rift-sawn flooring is cut from the outer edge of the log, and the cuts are made at a different angle than quarter-sawn flooring. The rift-sawn cutting process creates uniquely uniform style cuts with less variation than other cuts. Rift-sawn flooring makes the grain all appear to run in a single direction.
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring Mill Pictures
Why Choose Solid Unfinished Hardwood Flooring?
Unfinished hardwood flooring has proven to be a timeless choice not just in Boise, Idaho but all of America. It has lasted for decades and even centuries, with wood floors installed in castles during the 1600s still standing today. Unfinished hardwood flooring is simply the best option for any floor because it is sustainable, provides jobs for Americans, lasts forever, and looks great year after year. It is also highly customizable, as you can change the color, texture, or sheen with a simple sanding process. No other product offers this level of customization years down the road. If you experience water damage, there’s no need to rip out the entire floor and waste more materials. Instead, you can simply sand and refinish the affected areas. Ignore the noise you may hear from other stores that don’t fully understand flooring and push other products. Wood is simply an amazing option. Keep in mind that Rustic Wood Floor Supply does offer other products, but we believe it’s important for you to know which products are the best.
Benefits of Unfinished Hardwood Flooring
- 100% Customizable at any point – even after installation
- Change sheens
- Change colors
- Change finish type
- Fixable after light water damage (sink leak, toilet leak etc)
- Able to add texture
- Feels real
- Add more years later without worry
Unfinished Hardwood Flooring FAQ’s
Absolutely, unfinished hardwood flooring can be stained any color. Depending on the wood species will have an effect on the outcome color of what is being applied. You are also able to apply different textures to floors to make them look different.
Solid unfinished simply does not have a finish on it yet. Solid Prefinished flooring is unfinished flooring with a factory stain and finishes on it. Generally, these types of flooring are in the same category.
Well, you should hire a professional hardwood flooring installer/refinisher. Basically, you sand a floor with different machines, then put sealer on, and then the final finish coats on.
It won’t do anything but the wood will be unprotected. Some racquetball courts are unfinished but drinks and such are not allowed near them as it will cause issues. If you leave the wood unfinished it will ultimately become grey or black in color.
All floors are priced relative to the product quality. Cheaper wood like engineered 3/8″ vs 3/4″ flooring will be cheaper. generally, everything that Rustic Wood Floor Supply sells is priced the same across all sections of flooring based on quality. We have some prefinished items much more expensive than unfinished wood and some are more expensive. When you price the higher quality engineered woods against solid unfinished hardwood, unfinished is generally cheaper up front and in the long run.