Hardwood flooring has long been heralded for its remarkable time-tested durability and beauty. Whether you’re looking at a massive hardwood flooring order or a small, one-time residential job, J. Gibson McIlvain lumber company (www.mcilvain.com) provides an expansive selection of species and varieties, all of which is high-quality lumber at reasonable prices.
Some of our flooring customers are major players in the flooring manufacturing and installation industry. These professionals have learned to trust J. Gibson McIlvain’s renowned quality control process. We conduct an initial sort as lumber enters our yard here in Maryland. At that point, we identify those boards suitable for flooring and systematically set them apart for grading by flooring experts.
Our fastidious milling practices and careful drying of flooring species help ensure optimal stability. Because warping and cupping is simply unacceptable for this application, we take extra steps to make sure that your flooring lumber arrives at your project site, fully dried and ready for installation.
In addition to stability, we pay careful attention to consistent coloring and grain patterns, in order to avoid the appearance of a mismatched floor. As we hand-pick boards for each flooring order, we select only those boards whose coloring and grain provide a consistent match. This kind of individual attention helps ensure that your customers end up with the kind of gorgeous floor that you want to give them.
When it comes to flooring selection, J. Gibson McIlvain’s options are second-to-none. We can provide raw lumber to flooring manufacturers or milled flooring for installation professionals. Milled flooring comes with several edging options of the tongue-and-groove variety: straight, micro beveled, or V grooved. We specialize in matching lumber with customer’s precise specifications, and no order is too complicated or too large. Just let us know the specific application and the grade you require, and we’ll ship it directly to your work site.
Raw lumber or already-milled flooring is available in a wide variety of domestic and exotic hardwood species. Some of the most popular domestic flooring species are described below.
Originating in nearby Pennsylvania and Ohio, this Appalachian species boasts subtle grain patterns and a color that deepens with age. Learn more.
Also known as Sugar Maple, this blond-colored wood species can be found throughout the US. Learn more.
On the opposite end of the color spectrum, American Black Walnut is known for its rich chocolate brown appearance. Traditionally used for cabinetry and furniture, it certainly has what it takes to withstand the abuse taken by flooring. Learn more.
Its large size, combined with the wide availability of this species throughout the US, makes this species a low-cost flooring option. Learn more.
Having gained popularity during the arts and crafts movement of the early 1900s, this species is widely available throughout the U.S., making it another low-cost flooring solution. Its consistent grain makes it easy to match. Learn more.