UNFINISHED FLOORING

Since 1978 Finmac has specialized in hardwood flooring and accessories. We have many different species, sizes and grades of unfinished flooring available. If we don't have what you need in stock we will source it for you from one of our many contacts around the world or we can custom run it ourselves.

Our stock species include Red Oak, White Oak, Maple, Fir, Ash and Pine. We often have other less common species in stock , such as Cherry, Hickory or Walnut.

IN STOCK - SELECT FLOORING CHART FOR AVAILABLE GRADES

Species

Thickness

1-1/2"

1-3/4"

2"

2-1/4"

3-1/4"

4"

5"

6"

Red Oak 3/8"            
Wh.Maple 3/8"            
Red Oak 1/2"        
Wh.Maple 1/2"              
Red Oak 3/4"      
Wh.Maple 3/4"          
White Oak 3/4"      

 

FLOORING CHART



 

Nosing and Trim
We can provide you with whatever you need to complete your job. Maple and Red Oak stairnose in 1/2" or 3/4" and ReadyStep Moulding in either unfinished or prefinished, please let us know what you're looking for.

Vents
We have all the vents you would need, no matter what the species, or the size, if we don't have it we can get it made. From flush mounted to rim style we have what you need to make your floor look complete including cold air returns.

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SUPPLIES

We can supply you with everything it takes to complete your hardwood flooring installation.  Available are some of the best flooring products on the market.

WATER BORNE FINISHES
We carry Basic Coatings water based finishes

Basic

 

OIL BASED FINISHES
We carry Masterline and Schwartz Chemicals oil based finishes.

 

Dura SealClick for colour chart

 

SANDPAPER
A complete line of sandpaper and screening products.

 

NAILS/STAPLES
Primatech wood floor cleats (nails) and staples in various sizes

Primatech

 

GLUE
We carry Dural standard white, and yellow woodworkers glue, as well as, a specially formulated glue for parquet flooring

Dural

We can source the full line of Dural adhesives.

 

APPLICATORS
We have Padco applicators for all uses

You can be sure we have or will get what you need to get your floor finishing done right.

 

  • Water vs. Oil

  • The question of which is better, water-based finish or oil based finish, does not have a definitive answer. Generally speaking, either type of a similar quality will have similar durability. The urethane and acrylic content, sometimes referred to as solids content, affects the quality and durability most often, the higher solids content levels indicate a better finish.

    The quality issue usually comes down to hardness and resilience. Most often in residential application resilience ( the ability to “bounce back”) is more important. Higher levels of resilience will reduce scratching and finish wear.

    Most higher-grade water based finishes will be clear and will not yellow with age. This does not mean that the floor will not change colour. UV rays will affect the wood itself. Some water based finishes will be or can be slightly tinted to give an oil look. Most oil based finishes will have an amber tint, which will darken with age.

    The biggest differences between the two types of finish are the cure time and odor. Generally speaking water-based cures quicker usually 80% within 72 hours and 100% within 60 days. Oil based finishes cure at about 50% within 72 hours and 100% within 90 – 120 days. Cure times can vary substantially with products, site conditions and application methods. If this is of major concern ask your contractor for product information. The V.O.C.s (volatile organic compounds) in both products can be hazardous to work with and it is important that you review the material safety data sheet when working with floor finishes.

  • Prefinished vs. Unfinished Flooring

    In general the cost from one to the other on a completed job will be the same when comparing similar grades and species.

    Unfinished wood will require installation then sanding and finishing. It will give you more sandings in the future that will lengthen the life of the floor. Having the floor finished onsite will give you more options as to species, size, colour and custom patterns or inlays. Normally, unfinished wood will have a better average length. The floor will be virtually flat when finished.

    Prefinished wood will only require installation, which will reduce the time until you can use the floor. There will be less dust created and there should be no odors. By being finished in a controlled environment there are less opportunities for finish defects. In areas of high relative humidity change the micro-bevel, on virtually all Prefinished solid wood flooring, will make any gaps from contraction of the wood less visible.

    What is Engineered Hardwood Flooring?

    Engineered wood flooring is basically a multi-ply product. It usually consists of three or more ply's with the top and bottom layer of the same or similar species and the core layer(s) oriented perpendicular to the surface layers. The surface layer can be rotary cut, sliced or sawn and this will affect the performance of the flooring in certain situations. Generally this flooring will be priced higher than solid wood but it has site condition advantages. Some engineered flooring can be floated (glued or connected together without connection to the sub floor), glued or fastened. It can be used in areas where humidity change would prohibit the use of solid wood (below grade, etc.) Many engineered products have a surface layer thick enough that refinishing is possible.

    What is Laminate Flooring?

    Laminate flooring generally consists of the high-density fiberboard core with dyed or printed paper surface that is then coated or finished. It can be used in even more extreme humidity change areas. It can be floated or glued. Most laminates are now designed with a “click” or self-locking connection making them easier and quicker to install. Laminates are generally lower in price and some now come with a textured surface to more accurately replicate wood or other flooring products. It will expand and contract but not to the degree that solid wood will.

  • Solid Wood vs. Engineered Wood vs. Laminate

    The best way to determine which product is best for your application is to understand the advantages of each. Generally speaking solid wood will retain or increase in value, it will allow for more short term and long term options. Engineered wood can be used in areas where solid wood would be problematic, it has a solid wood look and retains some value. Laminate is often less expensive, it can be used in areas where even engineered wood could be problematic and often it is easier to do yourself.

    Can I do my own Installation?

    Yes, but ... flooring is a finishing part of the job and some special skills and care are required. If you wish to install the flooring yourself, get as much information as you can before starting, consider all the issues your jobsite might create, anticipate the amount of time it will take and consider getting a quote from a professional. Most contractors will be able to complete the job in substantially less time and will stand behind their workmanship. You can sand and finish your own floor but you will require equipment from a rental company and a source for the quality of finish you wish to use.

    How Do I Find a Qualified Installer?

    Investing a little time in finding a contractor can save a lot of time and money in the end. Check out the listings in the local yellow pages, call the local distributors, get referrals from other people you know with wood flooring. Take the time to check references and view jobs or at least pictures of jobs. Professional floor installers work on reputation and should not hesitate to give references.

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    Wood Species and Grades

    We stock most native species in upper grades. Hardwoods are available in FAS, FIF, S&B, Select, 1 Common, 2 Common and Frame grades. Softwoods are available in Clears, Moulding, Shop, Furniture, Deck and Common grades. Some species available in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4 thickness. Please contact us for availability.

    Alder Aromatic Cedar Aspen Ash
    Basswood White Birch Yellow Birch Cambara
    Clear Cedar STK Cedar Cherry Hickory
    Jatoba African Mahogany Ambrosia Maple Hard Maple
    Soft Maple Eastern White Pine Pedra Decking Yellow Poplar
    Red Pine Red Oak White Oak Purple Heart
    Sapele Tigerwood Walnut  

     

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  • Western Red Cedar

  • We stock a variety of Western Red Cedar from decking to siding

  •   DECKING
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    S.T.K Cedar - 2x4", 6", 8", 10", 12" also 5/4x6 R/L and5/4x5 (Lift lot)
       
    S1S2E (re sawn) - STK Trim boards 4", 6", 8", 10" and 12" random length
       
    Fence Boards - Re sawn 1x6 and 5/4x6 S4S, available in 5' and 6'
       
    STK Posts - 4x4 and 6x6 S4S also 4x6, 6x6 and 8x8 rough R/L
       
    Ballusters - Clear 2x2-42" and 2x2-48"
       
    8/4 rough - available in clear and STK in R/W and R/L
       
       
      SIDING
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    STK Bevel - 6", 8" and 10" (6/bundle) 8' to 16'
      available also in 3'-5' shorts (6/bundle)
       
    STK Channel - 6" and 8" sold R/L (not bundled)
       
    Haida Skirl (Wavy) 11/16"x10" (6/bundle) 15/16"x12" (4 per bundle)
       
    STK VT&G - 1x4 and 1x6 sold (4/ bundle) 8' to 16'
       
    Clear VT&G - 1x4 and 1x6 sold random length 8' to 16'
      some shorts also available
       
       
       
       

     

     

     

     

  •   Eastern White Pine Siding
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    STK VT&G White pine - 1x4 and 1x6 available random length 8' to 16'
       
    STK VT&G White pine - 1x6 Cabin grade, random length (call for avail)
       
    STK Novelty pine - 1x4 available in random lengths
       
    STK Drop siding - 1x6 available in random lengths
       
    STK Half Log siding - 1x6, 2x6 and 2x8 available random length
       
       
       
      Eastern White Pine Decking
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    STK White pine decking 2x6 V one side, sold random lengths up to 16'
       
       
       
      Red Pine Siding
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    STK VT&G Red pine - 1x6 available random length 8' to 16'
       
    STK VT&G Red pine - 1x6 Cabin grade, random length (call for avail)
       
    STK Half Log siding - 2x6 and 2x8 available random length
       
       
       
      Red Pine Flooring
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    STK 1x6 T&G actual size 3/4"x5-1/8" sold random length N.E.M.

  • Milling Capabilities

    We kiln dry much of our lumber. Most of our wood is dried to industrial moisture content levels for the North American market.

  • Our kilns work off a boiler system that utilizes the wood waste from our milling processes. The use of our wood waste helps us be environmentally friendly, keep energy resource uses down, keep our production costs down and controls the quality of our products.

  • We have kilns with capacities of 10,000 board feet to 40,000 board feet and a total capacity of 300,000 board feet.

  • We have in house industrial milling for your every need. From ready to use moulder blanks to ready to use mouldings and sidings. We can run single pieces to multi truckloads of patterned material or blanks at competitive prices. Send us a sample and we can match it.

  • We encourage customers to tour our facilities, contact your sales representative to schedule a visit.

Created by Alexandra Bird 2016