When it’s time to build your floor, there are a few factors and terms you’ll want to know. Some will affect the final look of your flooring like width and thickness, while other terms will help you better understand the language of hardwood flooring — including how it’s priced, packaged and crafted.
Width is measured across the surface face of a board. When selecting the width of boards for your flooring, you can choose a random mix, or go for a more uniform look with boards of equal widths. Today, wider widths have become more popular than narrow strip flooring. At Peachey®, our most popular mixed width combinations are 3″ – 5″ and 6″ – 8″ planks.
We offer widths of:
• Mixed or same size (ex: 3″ – 5″ or 8″)
• 2 1/4″ – 16″
Our standard thickness is 3/4″, however, 1/2″ and 5/8″ are also available. Typically, these thicknesses are used during remodeling to avoid cutting interior door bottoms or altering kitchen cabinet toe kicks.
• 3/4″ (standard)
• 1/2″ (7 Ply) – 3.7mm wear layer
• 5/8″ (9 Ply) – 4mm wear layer
• 3/4″ (11 Ply) – 4mm wear layer
• 3/4″ (9 Ply) – 6mm wear layer
Flooring length is typically measured by the linear foot, which is a useful measurement for ordering material when length is the only concern.
We offer lengths of:
• Random lengths: 18″ – 10′
• Specific lengths specifications are available upon request for an additional charge — ex: 2′ – 10′, 3′ – 10′, etc.
• Long lengths >10′ are sometimes available for an additional charge
The area that the flooring will cover is sold by the square foot. When we package our flooring, we typically bundle it into 20 – 30 square foot bundles, each weighing 40 – 75lbs depending on the wood species and construction.
Hardwood flooring can be produced as solid or engineered and both are designed for lasting beauty and durability. Each board has a tongue and groove edge locking method. At Peachey, our boards are milled with exceptionally tight tolerances for greater stability and a guaranteed fit for labor savings of 20% on average during installation.
Our solid hardwood flooring is 100% hardwood milled from premium Appalachian lumber and can be provided in a variety of domestic species. Solid hardwood flooring is used for above grade level and is susceptible to natural shrinking and expanding as it reacts to seasonal moisture and temperature changes.
We offer engineered hardwood flooring in a variety of domestic species. Peachey engineered flooring is constructed with Premium Baltic Birch plywood with an exterior waterproof glue to ensure maximum structural stability in high moisture or high heat conditions.
Our engineered hardwood flooring can be refinished the same number of times as our solid wood flooring without any damaging effects. Engineered hardwood flooring is typically used for at- or below- grade-level installations, over radiant heat, and on concrete to provide greater stability in extreme conditions. We also recommend engineered flooring for wide widths over 7″ for improved structural stability.
The edge runs along the sides of each board and adds to the overall appearance once the flooring is installed, except in the case of squared edge. Depending on the edge options you choose, grooves between the boards will be more or less apparent. For flooring that provides a high-contrast dramatic effect, chose a bold edge that emphasizes the definition of the board. Smaller bevels typically attract and hold less dirt than larger ones.
Squared edges are squared at a 90 degree angle to where edge and end meet, so the boards flush together on all sides, providing a low contrast effect for a sleek and seamless look. Because squared edge must be sanded on-site to eliminate variations, we only offer them unfinished.
Micro-beveled is the most commonly used edge and, unless specified differently, is our standard bevel. It is a very small bevel that defines each board and creates a versatile edge that goes well with any style or décor.
Size: 0.025″ (0.64 mm) to ≤ 0.045″ (1.14 mm)
An edge that is clearly defined with a slightly larger bevel than the micro-beveled edge is known as a standard bevel. This edge provides a time-worn, authentic appearance.
Size: 0.045″ (1.14 mm) to ≤ 0.065″ (1.65 mm)
This edge is our largest beveled edge and is typically used when matching existing flooring.
Size: > 0.065″ (1.65 mm)
A pillowed edge is a rounded micro-bevel that offers a softer definition to the sides of the board.