Montana Fir FlooringPosted: April 8, 2019
Affordable, durable, incredible, Montana Fir flooring!
Douglas Fir trees in Montana grow in a natural wild environment known for its long and harsh winters. Our growing seasons are limited to late Spring, Summer, and early Fall. The short growing season along with the harsh climate in Montana yield lumber comparable to old growth timber. Montana Fir consists of higher concentrations of heart wood compared to the fast growing coastal Fir. Heart wood is the dense, darker and strongest part of the tree that grows in the late summer and early fall. Fir trees grown in Montana average 15 or more growth rings per inch, compared to second growth coastal Fir which typically averages 5 or less growth rings per inch. These higher levels of heart wood and tight ring growth create a floor with impressive stability, hardness, and wear resistant characteristics. As a bonus, pre-finished circular sawn and wire brushed Douglas Fir wood flooring is about half the price of comparable rustic pre-finished hardwood floors such at Oak, Hickory, Walnut, Maple Ash, etc.
Known world wide for it’s superior stability and durability, Douglas Fir has been a preferred wood species for flooring throughout the Rocky Mountain West for over a century. Douglas Fir has the highest strength to weight ratio of any wood species. It has been used throughout the US since the 1800′s, and is often found in classic historic homes. Natural rot and decay characteristics makes Douglas Fir an excellent choice in all building applications. With a 200 year old proven track record, old barns, granaries, and western structures contain Douglas Fir that has withstood the test of time. Many of these old structures are currently being reclaimed, and the wood re-manufactured into flooring which will extend the life for another generation. Our streamlined manufacturing and factory direct sales and shipping reduces costs and passes the savings onto our customers. All of our Montana Fir products are manufactured from salvaged timber and SFI Certified wood harvested within 100 mile radius of our facility, which keeps transportation costs at a minimum. Drying, milling, grading, and pre-finishing are done at one location prior to shipping factory direct anywhere in the U.S.
With a multitude of textures and colors, our pre-finished flooring is a perfect choice in any environment. We cater and serve to all industries; from high traffic commercial jobs, resort communities, residential homes, or vacation cabins. You won’t find a better value when considering quality, stability, and natural beauty of our affordable wood floors.