Rustic Floor Supply offers Ten Oaks Flooring at our Spokane, Washington 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 to 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 known for their flatter, stable construction thanks to the six-sided seal. This seal is especially useful in new construction homes where other trades are still working, as well as when repairing water-damaged areas. In addition, Ten Oaks flooring is a great choice for installation over radiant heat due to its superior stability. At Rustic Wood Floor Supply, we are 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 was originally established in 1922 as the Stuart Lumber Company, founded by a group of citizens in Stewart, Virginia who wanted to utilize the region’s abundant timber resources. In the early years of the company’s history, leadership changed hands among the four founders on a regular basis.
In 1982, Buddy decided to leave the Masonite Corporation and start his own business. He began by acquiring moth-balled strip flooring equipment from Masonite and setting it up on the Mayo River. Using this equipment, he founded the Stuart Flooring Corporation in July 1984, using only half of a strip mill manufacturing line.
Buddy, the founder of Ten Oaks, made the decision to expand his business in 2004 by acquiring the T-George Vaughan Furniture company and its building in Stuart, Virginia. This acquisition provided him with a large space that he planned to use to grow his hardwood flooring operation. The building had 260,000 square feet of space and was situated on 34 acres of land. In addition to the physical space, Buddy also changed the name of the company from Stuart Flooring to Ten Oaks, LLC, with the goal of improving the quality of his hardwood flooring products.
As Ten Oaks grew over the next 14 years, it became clear that the company needed more space and resources to keep up with demand. Fortunately, an opportunity presented itself when Shaw Industries announced plans to close the old Stuart Flooring mill. Ten Oaks was able to purchase the plant and use its 260,000 square feet and 34 acres of land to expand the hardwood flooring operation. The acquisition allowed Ten Oaks to expand its product line and offer an even wider range of solid hardwood flooring products to customers.