The Peachey Story doesn’t begin with a custom wood workshop in the foothills of the Appalachians. It doesn’t start with the skills of local Amish craftsmen creating unique, made-to-order flooring. Our story actually begins in the finest old-growth forests in America.
It’s about forests where the domestic species grow strong and working with local sawmills to specify how trees are harvested and custom sawn to reveal the unique character that nature provided. In addition, how each board is graded, dried and meticulously transformed to ensure a lifetime of beauty and enduring performance.
Through each step, we skillfully work to create the industry’s highest standard of flooring and stand behind every board we craft. Here is how the process goes from the forest to becoming your one-of-a-kind hardwood floor:
The Appalachian Mountains are home to a variety of hardwood species that offer exceptional natural qualities perfect for hardwood floorings, casings, baseboards, cabinets, mouldings and doors. For centuries, the old-growth trees of this region have been transformed through the skilled hands of craftsman. It’s here that we find the trees that will become the beautiful premium flooring that carries the Peachey name.
Every industry begins with raw materials. Ours just happen to come from nature and the old-growth forests of the Appalachians. This is where we find our inspiration and utilize the amazing natural resources that surround us to create premium hardwood flooring. Choosing only the best hardwood trees to transform into the woodwork that beautifies great American homes like yours.
By working closely with local Amish sawmills where we source 90% of our lumber, we’re able to specify the perfect custom cut to produce the widest and longest boards in the industry for beautiful flooring crafted to last through generations.
At Peachey, we slow dry each hand-selected board before they finish drying in our kilns using proprietary processes that reduce the stress normally found in fast drying, high production lumber operations. This important step allows green lumber to dry naturally to ensure consistent moisture content and greater board-to-board stability throughout the changing seasons.
Once each board is kiln dried to exact specifications, our craftsmen carefully inspect them to be certain that each meets our demanding standards for quality and durability specific to every custom flooring order.
During this step of the process we mill each board to exceptionally tight tolerances for greater stability year after year and a guaranteed fit board-to-board to help cut installation times by as much as 20%.
We appreciate that each customer comes to us with a unique vision of how our premium flooring will enhance their home. That’s why we offer treatments and a virtually unlimited collection of custom colors to finish your floors beautifully and create a one-of-a-kind premium heirloom flooring or more affordable selections designed to stand up to the everyday wear of busy families and businesses.
We proudly craft our premium hardwood flooring with average lead times of just 2-4 weeks and guarantee on-time delivery directly to job sites here in Pennsylvania or anywhere across the country.
At Peachey, we understand this isn’t the way all hardwood floors are created, but here, this is no substitute for doing things right.
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