Rustic Floor Supply offers Ten Oaks Flooring at our Boise, Idaho location. Ten Oaks flooring is a mill based in Stewart, Virginia that offers a unique product line featuring a patented six-sided seal that acts as a moisture barrier on all sides of the wood. This seal helps prevent movement, cracking, and other moisture-related damage to the flooring. The seal also reduces acclimation time and creates a more stable floor that can withstand seasonal changes. Ten Oaks floors are flatter and stay that way due to the six-sided seal. The seal on the product before installation is especially useful in new construction homes where other trades are still working, and it can also be helpful when repairing water-damaged areas. In addition, Ten Oaks flooring is well-suited for installation over radiant heat due to its superior stability. Rustic’s Boise location is proud to offer this high-quality flooring product from Ten Oaks, a mill that focuses on solving problems commonly encountered by installers on job sites.
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FAQ About Ten Oaks Flooring
While antedotal, we did a test in our offices. A normal unfinished & prefinished plank were submerged in water takes on around 18% moisture overnight. The Ten Oaks sealed took on 2% of moisture. Both tests were done in the same sink, same water and for the same period. It is amazing how much moisture was repelled and not let into the wood to make it change size and shape!
Suprisingly, yes! While the wood waits at the mill and is being transported it is interesting how much a wood plank can move. The wood being sealed make sit so the wood is unable to bow or move while transporting. The Ten Oaks flooring is some of the straightest wood because of the full seal on the wood flooring.
It is recommended to wait till the house is closed up and the painting is done as the moisture can be very high. However, once this is done you do not need to acclimate the wood, you are able to install day of delivery wihtout fear of the floor not being flat.
Yes, glueing the floor down is perfectly fine. Ten Oaks has approved the use of Pallmann and Loba glues. You do not need to do anything special, you can glue right to the back of the board with the seal on it.
Yes, the baords are fully sealed for moisture but after installation it is recommended you sand the floor with a 60g or lower belt then proceed as normal with your normal sanding sequence. After sanding it is ideal to put a coat of stain or oil/water based finish before 48 hours to ensure the moisture doesn’t change.
Ten Oaks Company History
Ten Oaks has a long history dating back to May 1922, when it was founded as the Stuart Lumber Company by four local citizens who wanted to utilize the county’s timber resources. During the first 17 years of its existence, the company’s leadership rotated among the four founders.
In 1982, Buddy left the Masonite Corporation to start his own business. His first move was to purchase moth-balled strip flooring equipment from Masonite and set it up on the Mayo River. In July 1984, he started the Stuart Flooring Corporation with just one-half of a strip mill manufacturing line.
In 2004, Buddy expanded his business by purchasing the T-George Vaughan Furniture company and its building in the Rich Creek Corporate Park in Stuart, Virginia. The building has 260,000 square feet and 34 acres of land, which he planned to use to expand his hardwood flooring operation. He changed the mill’s name from Stuart Flooring to Ten Oaks, LLC, with the goal of making hardwood flooring better.
Over the next 14 years, Ten Oaks continued to grow steadily and eventually began to run out of space in its original Progress Drive location. It also needed more raw material processing capabilities to meet the production demand. As a result, it was given the opportunity to purchase the old Stuart Flooring mill from Shaw Industries when they announced their plans to close the plant. With access to the large plant, Ten Oaks can now expand its solid hardwood flooring product line and offer more products that customers need.
With a storied company like Ten Oaks, Rustic Floor Supply is proud to be offering Ten Oaks Hardwood Flooring in Boise, Idaho.