MOSAIC WOOD FLOORS (end grain wood floors + wood block floors)
MOSAIC WOOD FLOORING
Mosaic Hardwood Floors are those that are comprised of smaller square or rectangular wood blocks, end grain wood blocks, hexagons etc to form together to complete an entire floor or even an image, corporate logo etc.
Mosaic wood flooring is something that is especially of interest to us. One of our owners (Dustin) has been an artist since childhood and regularly paints in his free time. As an artist that loves creating mosaic woods really allow for a unique work of art.
(note: Rhodes Hardwood travels throughout the US completing mosaic and other very challenging and customized wood floors. If you’re a corporation wanting a company logo done with wood blocks or end grain wood pieces or a homeowner with an extra challenging project in mind please feel free to contact us)
The purpose of this article is to hopefully share some of these unique looks because it’s not something that people see everyday and to share some information about some of the various wood types used in creating mosaic wood floors. Hardwood Floors made from wood blocks and end grain pieces if something we think will increase in popularity in the coming years. If you’re seeking end grain, edge grain, parquet, hexagons or other wood mosaic material for a project or if you have a project you’d like to discuss with us, please feel free to contact us. Again, we’re willing to travel for custom intricate works such as those done with mosaic wood blocks.
END GRAIN WOOD FLOORING
End Grain Hardwood Floors are those that are manufactured by cross cutting logs to expose the tree / grow rings of the wood. These are able to made in a variety of sizes and even in hexagons. By facing the grain of the wood up when installing it, this makes end grain especially durable even more so then traditional wood floors. For this reason, End Grain floors were commonly used in factories and other industrial spaces.
Today, end grain flooring is becoming more and more of a hit amongst designers, architects, homeowners, corporations, retail stores and more. End grain floors can be installed in a tiled sort of pattern or even pieced together to create pictures, company logos and more.
End Grain Flooring is able to be installed over most subfloor types including concrete.
EDGE GRAIN WOOD FLOORS
Edge Grain Floors are those that are made up of small blocks of wood that have been cut to expose the “edge” of the wood. This makes for a very unique look. These are also commonly referred to as Industrial Parquet a name for which comes from their use in industrial applications. These have been often used in these type of applications because of their excellent durability and great stability. Industrial parquet can be installed over concrete.
PLY VENEER WOOD FLOORING
Ply Veneer Wood Floors are those that are made from veneer lumber. These are commonly salvaged cut off pieces that come from companies that manufacture beams and headers for construction.