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. Here’s why you should consider using Douglas fir flooring for your next project.
Douglas fir Flooring is Durable
Despite being a softwood, Douglas fir is one of the most durable softwoods available. Because of this, Douglas fir floors can last for decades with proper maintenance. At Marks Lumber in Clancy, Montana our circle sawn Douglas fir floors have an added advantage, with their circle sawn texture helping camouflage the inevitable dings or scratches that come with everyday wear and tear. Plus, if you’re a dog lover, the circle-sawn texture will help give your furry friend a bit more grip as they move around the house.
Douglas fir Flooring is Easy to Install
When it comes to installing hardwood floors, the trick is to find a wood that is strong enough for your floors but lightweight enough to make DIY flooring projects more manageable. While Douglas fir is known for its strength, it is also extremely lightweight. This means that it is typically very easy to work with, which makes it one of the most popular wood species for construction and an easy choice for flooring.
Maintaining Douglas fir Flooring
Just like with any hardwood flooring, proper maintenance is key to keeping your Douglas fir floors looking great for decades. Dirt and grime can act like sandpaper on your floors, causing little scratches that will eventually add up over time. Regularly vacuuming, sweeping and mopping your floors are some of the best things you can do for the longevity of your floors. At Marks Lumber, we recommend using Bona products for cleaning and maintenance.
The Look of Douglas Fir Flooring
With its tight grain pattern and warm colors, Douglas fir is truly one of the most beautiful options for wood floors. Douglas fir is known for its distinct mix of white or yellow sapwood and reddish-orange heartwood. These natural, cozy tones help create a homey and relaxing space that is perfect for any style of home.
At Marks Lumber, our circle sawn Douglas fir floors are even more stunning than you can imagine, with distinct, arched saw marks accentuating the natural beauty of the Douglas fir. Plus, our circle sawn flooring comes unfinished, meaning you can choose your stain color or leave it natural. The possibilities are endless!
Contact Marks Lumber in Clancy, Montana today to learn more about circle sawn Douglas fir flooring, siding and timbers