Dark and consistent, this select walnut flooring offers a distinctive, upscale look. To minimize the sapwood variations, the company steams its walnut to create a more uniform and rich floor. The solid wood boards measure about 36 inches long. www.wdflooring.com.
Products in the Resin Infused Hardwood Collection are made from scraps of 100% post -industrial recycled hardwood scraps from the furniture and pulp-wood industries. The recycled hardwood pieces are layered, infused with VOC-free resins, and cold pressed into planks. www.greenwoodflooring.com.
Pave de Paris is an end-grain hardwood flooring imported from France. The pre-finished product can be laid with no nails or glue and instead uses a floating compression system. It comes in rubberwood, French oak, guatambu, iroko, smoked oak, and ashy oak. www.ambbois.com.
Similar in hardness to ipe, olive wood is the new flooring product that soon will be introduced to the U.S market. Wood is harvested in a manner that does not harm the 300-year-old trees and is used to make engineered wood flooring measuring 3-, 4-, and 5-inches wide with a 6-millimeter-thick top layer. Various colored finishes are available. tuscanyolivewood.com.