Forest Free Flooring
Eutree uses pure Forest Free lumber to create beautiful, durable, wide-plank flooring in a variety of species. Our planks are sourced, milled, dried, ripped, planed and molded locally in Atlanta. We can plain-saw them, rift-saw, quarter-saw or provide a combination of cuts.
We specialize in solid flooring, and for areas where there's a risk of moisture, we produce high-quality engineered white-oak flooring. We can deliver both solid and engineered flooring in either pre-finished or site-finished condition. We also offer a wide variety of species and cuts, customized for your needs.
If a local Forest Free stock is unavailable, we can leverage wholesale relationships to locate high quality flooring in a variety of species at a reasonable price.
Because site finishing is more conducive to a new construction environment, we typically work with your installer to achieve your desired aesthetic. Find out below about some of our favorite finishes from our Forest Free Collection.
View our Eutree Hardwood Flooring Guide to learn more about flooring decision making.
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Forest Free Collection
White Oak: rift and quarter sawn
Rift and quarter sawn flooring is oak at its most stunning. Uniform straight lines run the length of each plank. They're created by carefully cutting each board, perpendicular to the growth rings of the tree. In quarter sawn planks, ray flecks, the cells that carry nutrients laterally across the growth rings, adorn the straight grain lines and seem to shimmer as they catch the light. Count each line, and you'll learn how many years went into the creation of that board. Beyond its beauty, rift and quarter sawn flooring is prized for its stability, and its resistance to cupping, shrinking and warping.
White Oak: Plain Sawn
Plain sawn, also commonly called flat sawn, is the most common type of cut where the grain runs parallel with the wide face of the board. The loops and growth swirls found in the grain patterns of plain sawn wood results in the classic “cathedral window” look. Our plain sawn oak is available in the same finishes as our rift and quarter sawn white oak flooring.
Antique & Reclaimed Oak
Antique and reclaimed oak flooring is revered not only for their enduring beauty and historical preservation, but also for their strength and durability. The wood from these floors are curated from a combination of white and red oak timber that has been meticulously harvested from naturally weathered or reclaimed floorboards, paneling, siding, beams and other wooden structures. The timber is re-milled into durable, wide plank floor boards, while carefully preserving the original patina and rich character of the wood.
One of most common questions we get asked is: what's the difference between white oak and red oak? While both are a fine choice for durability and beauty, it really comes down to preference for a specific finish or look. While white oak is darker with brown and golden tones, red oak tends to have a lighter coloration with pinkish and red undertones and stronger grain pattern. Stronger grain is sometimes preferred as it helps camouflage scratches and dents expected to occur in high traffic areas.
As flooring, pecan is a desirable type of hickory. While it lacks the watertight qualities of white oak, pecan is very water resistant and particularly durable because it's so hard. That hardness also makes it appropriate for high foot traffic spaces. Compared to white oak, pecan is approximately 25% harder on the Janka rating. At the same time, it's flexible. Pecan's typical pattern can make for a striking wide-plank flooring. Single pieces can range from brown heartwood to a light sapwood, with characteristic dark flecks and lines throughout. For these reasons, and because pecans are frequently culled from residential properties across Atlanta, pecan is one of our most popular source species.
Walnut is prized for its natural coloring ranging from light sapwood to brown heartwood, and adds a powerful design statement to any space. Walnut floor is rarely stained due to the appeal of its natural color tones. While walnut is softer compared to other tree species, scratches and dents can easily be hidden due to its character in coloration. Occasionally, we'll harvest Forest Free specimens in metro Atlanta, but walnut is more readily available in Tennessee and points north.
Cherry is desired for its soft, natural red color. A popular species for cabinetry, it actually can make lovely flooring, but trees with the diameter and length to yield wide-plank flooring are hard to come by. When first installed as flooring, it has a light pink tone and deepens in coloration to red over the course of up to two years depending on the lighting in the space. It can be used to accent a small area, or when available, for an entire house.
Depending on the species, old-growth pine can offer many of the same qualities as hardwoods. Different grades of pine have different appearances. The higher the grade, the fewer knots that appear in the wood. Although a softwood species, pine flooring stands up to day-to-day foot traffic as it will harden over time as the fibers compress. Eutree specializes in reclaimed heart pine and Antique Longleaf Yellow Pine.
Eutree also manufactures unique, high-quality, engineered hardwood flooring, which consists essentially of planks glued onto a plywood backing. Like solid flooring, engineered flooring is sawn, planed and molded. The laminated construction prevents warping, because the grains of the plywood and the hardwood surface don’t run in a uniform direction. Engineered flooring also can be installed on concrete subfloors. Eutree engineered flooring uses a relatively thick 1/4-inch hardwood surface — thick enough to hold up to multiple refinishings and appropriate for high-traffic, commercial uses.