Hardwood flooring has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, as homeowners have begun to realize the durable and beautiful backdrops they can provide for their homes. No order is too big to be handled by the experts at J. Gibson McIlvain (www.mcilvain.com), where we provide only hand-selected high-quality lumber for our flooring customers.
From major flooring manufacturing and installation customers to independent contractors, we treat each customer’s order with special care. Long-time customers know they can trust our extremely selective quality control process. During our initial sort, as lumber first enters our Maryland yard, we pick out boards well-suited for flooring and set them aside to be graded accordingly.
Milling and drying is done in a way that provides the most stability possible, a characteristic that we know is especially important to flooring customers. Warping and cupping after installation can be frustrating, all the way around, so we process our lumber in a way that greatly reduces the chances of such problems. We know that, in addition to stability, consistent appearance is an important factor in flooring lumber selection; after all, no one wants a mismatched floor. We carefully choose boards for each flooring order, making sure grain patterns and coloring match throughout the order. Each step along the way, we’re making sure that, when your lumber arrives at your job site, it will be ready to install.
The flooring selection at J. Gibson McIlvain is vast and yet limited to only top-grade lumber. We can provide raw lumber to manufacturers or already-milled flooring to installation professionals.
Our tongue-and-groove milled flooring has three options, when it comes to edging: V grooved, micro beveled, or straight. Feel free to let us know additional specifications, knowing that we can handle just about anything you can request.
We offer a great selection of lumber species, all of which we can make available as either raw lumber or already-milled flooring. We carry both domestic and exotic hardwood species. Some of the most popular exotic flooring species are described below.
Ipe: Also called Ironwood for its Class A fire rating, this Brazilian species is nearly indestructible. Often used for marine applications and for decks, it’s about the most durable species you can find.
Jatoba: Also referred to as Brazilian Cherry, this species has an appearance similar to that of the domestic species; however, the two are not actually related.
Mahogany: Hailing from South America (usually Honduras), this highly prized species has long been a favorite for furniture makers.
Whatever your species of choice, J. Gibson McIlvain will ship your order directly to your job site, ready for installation.