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Sep 20, 2023

Is Douglas Fir a Good Choice for Flooring?

Blog Category: Flooring

You can’t go wrong with hardwood flooring. It looks stunning, adds value and makes cleaning a breeze. But did you know that not all hardwood floors are actually hardwoods? Despite being a softwood, Douglas fir is one of the most common species used for wood floors, and for good reason...

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Jun 07, 2023

Why Choose Marks Lumber's Circle Sawn Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

At Marks Lumber, our circle sawn Douglas fir flooring is one of our most popular products. With over 75 years of experience, we know a thing or two about creating beautiful, quality flooring. Here are five reasons why our circle sawn flooring is the perfect choice for your home or...

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Feb 15, 2023

What is Circle Sawn Wood Flooring?

Blog Category: Flooring

Circle sawn wood flooring is trending for its highly distinctive appearance inspired by the rustic floors of the past. Despite the old-fashioned inspiration behind them, circle sawn wood floors are now being used in a variety of different home styles including mountain modern, traditional and industrial styled homes. While the...

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Dec 21, 2022

​Tips for Using Radiant Heating with Wood Floors

Blog Category: Flooring

One of the best parts of living in Montana is experiencing all the seasons – and yes, we include wintertime. However, as much as we may love the changes in weather, we definitely don’t want to feel those inside our homes. If you’re building or looking to upgrade your heating...

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Oct 12, 2022

Five Reasons to Choose Circle Sawn Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

Circle sawn flooring holds a host of benefits for any building project. From durability and low-maintenance perks to a classic look that you’ll love for decades, you can’t go wrong with this unique textured lumber as the visual foundation of your home. Here are just a few reasons to choose...

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Aug 10, 2022

Is Unfinished Wood Flooring Right for You?

Blog Category: Flooring

If you've recently been in the market for wood flooring, you may have been surprised by just how many options are available. From various textures and colors to the different recommended installation methods, you may start to feel overwhelmed with all the decisions you're required to make. One of the...

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Jul 06, 2022

6 Benefits of Choosing Wood Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

Wood floors offer a timeless look that can change the entire feel of your home. Even with the many different flooring options now available, the look of real wood floors really can’t be matched. However, even if you dream of hardwood floors, you may be wondering if they’re really the...

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Apr 27, 2022

Guide to Circle Sawn Wood Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

At Marks Lumber, our number one selling product is our circular sawn wood flooring. With years of experience manufacturing circle sawn Douglas fir flooring, we consider ourselves the experts in style and quality. The key to achieving our beautiful circle sawn flooring starts in the forest. We select only...

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Jan 05, 2022

Stunning Home Details For Your Custom Montana Home

Blog Category: Flooring, Project Inspiration, Circle Sawn Lumber, Timber Frame

There’s no question that Montana is a special place to live. With its natural, rugged beauty, there’s really no place else like the Big Sky state. That’s why creating a home that emulates this beauty is a no-brainer for most Montanans. The best way to do this is to...

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Nov 10, 2021

Skip Sawn, Wire Brushed, and Circle Sawn Flooring: What Does it All Mean?

Blog Category: Flooring

Choosing flooring can be one of the hardest decisions you're faced with while building or remodeling your home. Not only do you have to decide on the type of material, but you also have to choose the texture, color, and finish. A lot of effort goes into finding the...

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Oct 06, 2021

Solid vs. Engineered Wood: How to Choose What's Right for You

Blog Category: Flooring

When it comes to flooring, solid wood and engineered wood are both popular choices for home and commercial buildings alike. There are pros and cons to every flooring option, so it's important to weigh your options before making a decision you may have to live with for years or even...

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Sep 29, 2021

Why Rocky Mountain Douglas Fir Makes Excellent Wood Products

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices, Timber Frame

At Marks Lumber, we manufacture high-quality, circle-sawn lumber, timbers, siding, and flooring – all from locally-grown Douglas fir timber. Rocky Mountain Douglas fir is a wonderful choice for many different projects due to its natural durability, beautiful appearance, and availability. But what exactly makes Douglas fir such an excellent material...

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Sep 22, 2021

Is Wood Flooring or Carpet a Better Investment for Your Home?

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Sustainable Lumber Practices

When it comes time to install or replace flooring in your home, you're met with several options, from wood flooring to carpet, vinyl, concrete, and many more. Because your flooring will likely be in place for at least several years, it's important to consider the pros and cons of each...

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Sep 01, 2021

What Contractors Can Expect From Working With Marks Lumber

Blog Category: Flooring, Circle Sawn Lumber, Siding, Lumber Process, Decking, Sustainable Lumber Practices

At Marks Lumber, we've been partnering with both residential and commercial building contractors for decades. When homeowners and investors are looking for sustainable circle sawn materials, many of their hired contractors come to Marks Lumber - Montana's trusted supplier for circle sawn lumber, timbers, flooring, and siding. With years of...

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May 19, 2021

The Versatility of Circle Sawn Wood Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

Circle sawn wood flooring may have a rustic appearance, but it’s being used by builders and homeowners to achieve a variety of unique looks. From modern farmhouse to natural minimalist, circle sawn wood flooring adds character to nearly desired style. Today we’ll be going over some of the most popular...

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Feb 17, 2021

How You Know It's Time to Replace Your Wood Floors

Blog Category: Flooring

Quality wood flooring can last for centuries, and its longevity gives it unmatched character. But like any natural material, it still degrades over time. This process can be sped up by environmental conditions like heavy foot traffic, pets, incorrect installation, improper cleaning methods, and more. And while wood flooring can...

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Jan 20, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions About Wood Flooring

Blog Category: Flooring

In our more than 75 years of selling quality wood, we've heard hundreds of questions about our flooring products at Marks Lumber. Whether you're selecting and installing wood flooring for the first time, or this isn't your first rodeo, we're here to answer your questions so you can get moving...

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Jan 06, 2021

Maintaining Your Circle Sawn Floors

Blog Category: Flooring

There's nothing that quite matches the beauty and character of Marks Lumber's circle sawn, Douglas fir flooring. While circle sawn floors may look rustic and low maintenance, they still require regular cleanings and refinishing every now and then. Proper upkeep of wood floors is necessary to maintain their natural...

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