When Taylor Lumber was founded in 1886, its owner was sawing cross-ties by hand. Today, its sawmills produce 27,000,000 board feet of high quality hardwoods per year. Its two flooring plants manufacture 40,000 square feet of flooring per day. And, it has over 1,600,000 board feet of kiln drying capacity. With over 100 years of experience, Taylor Lumber is known worldwide for creating superior hardwood products from Appalachian timber, renowned for its clarity and grain patterns.
Taylor’s 3/4” solid hardwood flooring is available unfinished or prefinished in Red Oak, White Oak, Hard Maple, Walnut, Cherry, Ash and Hickory. Its Select & Better grade products have quality color variations and minimal characters. Its Durango Series and common grades are hand selected for natural characteristics that give your floor a warm and rustic feel.
In addition to plain sawn, Taylor Lumber developed and is a leading manufacturer of rift and quarter sawn products. The art of quarter sawing provides a unique quality to hardwood flooring. The process involves splitting the medullary ray, causing the ray to appear shiny or reflective. In fact, this cut is often referred to as the “mirror cut.” The vertical grain that results from rift and quarter sawing is not only popular for its appearance, but is desired for its exceptional technical properties. Rift and quarter sawn products wear evenly and are harder than plain sawn flooring, making it an ideal choice for high-traffic areas. Quarter sawn products require a high level of technical expertise, extended production time, and larger logs. However, the beauty, stability and structural integrity of rift and quarter sawn flooring make it a unique selection that can be enjoyed for many years to come.
Furthermore, Taylor Lumber is pleased to announce that in early 2008, it will begin production of a new engineered flooring line. Engineered flooring is a versatile flooring option because it offers the look of hardwood with a variety of installation options including nailed, glued down, or floated, even on surfaces not suitable for solid flooring. Taylor believes that combining the flexibility of engineered flooring with its unique rift and quarter sawn hardwood will be an exciting new option for its customers.
Taylor Lumber’s expert staff is dedicated to continuing the tradition of quality, innovation, and beauty that has driven its success throughout its first 100 years. Keeping up with its customers’ needs and helping them be successful is Taylor’s foremost priority. Come be a part of Taylor’s next 100 years.