Various PA Hardwood Species Options.


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Allegheny Mountain Hardwood Flooring is involved in the entire process of the creation of your hardwood floor. We manage the trees grown here in Western PA, turn the logs into lumber at our sawmill, and create the unfinished award winning hardwood floors for your home.

Learn about the different species available, from the tree characteristics to the flooring characteristics. There is a story and life behind each flooring. Learn about it!

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Various PA Hardwood Species Options.

  1. 1. From our Forest to your
  2. 2. The Hickman Family is involved in the entire process of the flooring creation
  3. 3. From the forest management FSC certified in 1999
  4. 4. To the
  5. 5. To the Flooring Plant
  6. 6. Allegheny Flooring Species• White Oak• Red Oak• Beech• Cherry• Hickory• Walnut• Ash, Hard Maple, Spaulded Maple, & Aspen Ceiling also available
  7. 7. White Oak• Native to Eastern USA• Great Strength• Tall strong powerful looking tree• Bark is a light grey color• Deer & Animals love the acorns and small saplings for food• average height– 65’-80’ high,• 36” – 48”diameter
  8. 8. White Oak • Classic Flooring with a diverse range of possibilities • Rift & Quarter Sawn Available • Beautiful Grain Patterns • Quarter Sawn shows magnificent fleck character • Clear or Natural Grades • The Original Allegheny LIVE SAWN • Looks amazing in modern homes to traditional homes • Takes color stain very well • Great floor for Pets!
  9. 9. Red Oak• PA grows great Red Oaks• Oaks are key in America’s history• One of the largest and most important timber trees• Ave. height 80’• 20” – 40” diameter• begins to bear fruit at about age 25 but usually does not produce seeds abundantly until about age 50
  10. 10. Red Oak • Classic Hardwood Floor • Beautiful Tight Grain • Rift & Quarter Sawn Available • Clear & Natural Grades • Natural grade allows for color variation along with knots • dense type of hardwood so it is more resistant to regular wear • World Renown for it’s quality • Sapwood is white to light brown and the heartwood is a pinkish reddish
  11. 11. American Beech• Known as “Mother of the Forest” for its nutrient- rich humus• Typically reaches 120’ high• Produce large amount of seeds• Soft smooth pliable grey bark• Like an Aspen, Beech trees are clone organisms• Chips of beech wood are used in the brewing of Budweiser beer as a fining agent
  12. 12. Beech • Attractive and cool floor • Clear & Natural available • Rift & Quarter Sawn Available • Light toned • Strong and durable • Very uniform appearance • Subtle straight grain with a close uniform
  13. 13. Cherry• Cherry belongs to the rose family.• Colonists used Cherry Tree for its fruit, medicinal properties, and home furnishings.• Easily identifiable by its very dark, thick, corn flake like bark.• Fruit is used in jam, pies, soda and ice cream.• Ave. height 60’ -80’ feet.• Beyond 80 – 100 years diameter growth slows, and mortality of cherry increases rapidly.
  14. 14. Cherry • Cherry is Fine Grained • Wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth texture. • The heartwood varies from a rich red to reddish brown and hues will darken with age on exposure to light • Sapwood is creamy white. • Often used as a border along with an oak or hickory
  15. 15. Hickory• Grows to 80-90 ft.• Nuts are edible & tasty• Hickory nuts were used for cooking oil and to repel mosquitoes by the Native Americans• Does not start producing seeds until 40 years old• Shagbark hickory is easily identified in the woods due to it’s shaggy bark.
  16. 16. Hickory • A tough, beautiful floor full of character • Great floor for kitchens, high traffic areas, and families! • contrasting color tones come through from the lighter blonde sapwood and darker brown heartwood to create a very interesting pattern from board to
  17. 17. Walnut• Attaining heights of 100 -130 ft.• Valued for its edible nuts.• From the time of ancient Greeks until modern European history, Walnuts symbolized fertility and were strewn at weddings.• Scratching the shell of the nut creates a wonderful citrus aroma• Walnut’s lifespan is only approximately 120 years
  18. 18. Walnut • Matures to a rich warm color • Beautiful without a stain • Wavy grain that produces an attractive and decorative figure • Natural grade will have creamy white sap wood • Heartwood is light brown to dark chocolate brown. • Tough hardwood of medium density, has more potential for dings than hickory or
  19. 19. Let us help you with your dream floor!Check out our website for more pictures and information