Product Origins

We get a lot of questions on where are hardwoods are sources.  There is no one answer, we source product from all over the globe.  Paramount Flooring confirms with each manufacturing partner both quality and environmental compliance of all porcelain tile, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood and laminate flooring. We have assurances from each and every partner that supplies material for Paramount Flooring that we are 100% CARB, CARB II and Lacey Act compliant on all products.

 

SOLID HARDWOOD

Hawthorne Hickory:  Harvested in the United States, milled and finished in China (changed Jan. 2016)

Hampton Oak:  Harvested, milled and finished in the United States

Brazilian Cherry & Cumaru:  Harvested in South America, milled and finished in China

Asian Walnut (Small Leaf Acacia): Harvested, milled and finished in China

Alberta Maple: Harvested in the United State, milled and finished in China

Benson Birch: Harvested in Eastern Europe, milled and finished in China

Mountain Heritage Hickory:  Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Mountain Heritage Oak: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in the China

Mountain Heritage Birch: Harvested, milled and finished in China

Handscraped Acacia (Large Leaf):  Harvested in Southeast Asian, milled and finished in China

Santa Fe Birch:  Harvested, milled and finished in China

New Castle Oak:  Harvested, milled and finished in China

Cobblestone Creek: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in China

Barnwood Hickory: Harvested in the United States, milled and finished in China

Barnwood Oak: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in the China

Northshore: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in China

Old Town: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in China

 

ENGINEERED HARDWOOD

Andalusia Wirebrushed Oak:  Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in the China

Cottage Creek Birch: Harvested, milled and finished in China

Paseo Hickory: Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Paseo Walnut: Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Paseo Maple: Harvested, milled and finished in China

Cross Mountain Birch:  Harvested, milled and finished in China

Monterey Hickory:  Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Monterey Oak (White Oak): Harvested, milled and finished in the China

Monterey Birch: Harvested, milled and finished in China

Monterey Acacia (Small Leaf): Harvested, milled and finished in China

French Walnut (Small Leaf Acacia): Harvested, milled and finished in China

Morgan Bay Hickory:  Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Bucks County Hickory:  Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Bucks Country Acacia (Large Leaf): Harvested in Southeast Asia, milled and finished in China

Lakeshore Hickory:  Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Mt. Adams Hickory: Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

Mt. Baker Oak: Harvested in Europe, milled and finished in China

Sawmill Hickory: Harvested in the US, milled and finished in China

 

 

 

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New Engineered Products

CROSS MOUNTAIN BIRCH

Building on our Paseo Collection,  Cross Mountain gives the same great look, and the same 7-1/2 inch width, in a more affordable species.  Its long and wide planks are rustic with copious amounts of character. Offered in five colors that  will complement any design style from traditional to contemporary.

PASEO WALNUT

The newest addition to the line that is reminiscent of old world floors that could be found in the Spanish countryside.  The Paseo Collection's 82-1/2 inch long and 7-1/2 inch wide planks are extremely rustic.  This collection will complement any design from traditional to contemporary.

MORGAN BAY HICKORY

The perfect combination of rustic and modern, this artisan floor shows much character and graining variation.  This product will look beautiful in any décor, from traditional to contemporary.  Offered in three colors. 7-1/2 wide planks.

FRENCH WALNUT ACACIA

The 7-1/2 inch planks in the French Walnut Collection start with small leaf Acacia and it's scraped in a way the floor becomes something you might see while traveling the French countryside.  Three colors available  to complement  any décor, from traditional to contemporary.

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Hardwood Jobsite Acclimation

First and foremost we recommend that all installers are or become certified by the NWFA for installing Solid Wood Flooring.


The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) describes acclimation as allowing the moisture content to adjust to “normal living conditions” at the site. 
 
“Normal living conditions” is the average moisture content inside the home throughout the entire year. 


For example, if the inside temperature and relative humidity during the winter is 30% rh and 70 F (a moisture content of 6.2%) and during the summer it is 45% and 70 F (a moisture content of 8.5%) you should acclimate the flooring to 7.35 % before installing the floor. For the wood to equilibrate to 7.35% it would require a consistent inside relative humidity of 37% and a temperature of 70 F.
 
So to acclimate you must first know the average rh and temp for the year and set the inside conditions to match that average. 


Every home is different and every areas is different, so knowing the living conditions in all seasons is a must.
 
Take the flooring out of the boxes for acclimation and SAVE THE BOXES until the job is complete. We recommend leaving the flooring as packed but remove from the boxes as you stack the flooring for maximum air flow exposure.
 
Take moisture content readings until 90% of your readings, of the floor, are within 0.5% of the average. 


In the example above the average was 7.35% so 90% of the readings should be between 6.85-7.85%. Many people will ask how long it takes to acclimate. The answer is, “it depends”. As a rule of thumb, the more dense the wood the longer it will take, but use the method above to know the correct time to start the installation. Any other way and you are taking the chance and assuming the risk.

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Introducing The Bucks County Collection

The Bucks County Collection is the newest collection from Paramount Flooring.  It is available in 12 colors and 4 species Hickory, Ash, Maple and Acacia.  This is 1/2 inch engineered product available in a 5 inch width or 3,5,7 inch random width.

Introducing New Castle Oak!

New Castle Oak is the latest offering from Paramount Flooring.  This wide and long plank invokes thoughts of old taverns in New England. This product has distressed, wire brushed finish. Planks are 7.8 inches wide and 6 feet long.  It is available in 3 popular stain colors.

Ipe Has Been Discontinued

Paramount Flooring has announced our 3-5/8" Ipe planks have been discontinued effective immediately.  Please remove your samples from the display.  Check with your distributor for any remaning stock available.

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Introducing Boardwalk Porcelain Tile!

The Boardwalk series is a product that evokes the classic seaside destinations to which Americans have aspired for over 100 years. Painstakingly designed to emulate the weathered hardwood planks found in some of America’s most unique architectural destinations, Boardwalk features fully rectified tiles in a full 48” length – a size never before manufactured in the USA, offering amazing graphics and limitless design possibilities.