Mullican Engineered Hardwood Floors – Call for pricing
Few hardwood floor manufacturers have been able to satisfy consumer market demands for style and quality while also adhering to strict environmental guidelines.
But Mullican Flooring has managed to hit the mark.
Originally known for unfinished solid flooring cultivated from Appalachian forests, Mullican has since grown into an international competitor with a broad range of prefinished, engineered and exotic products cultivated from around the globe.
Starkly beautiful and available in multiple textures and species, our products are subjected to perhaps the most intense quality control measures in the industry. At the same time, we are considered industry pioneers in terms of sustainability of local as well as international forest lands
Mullican Flooring’s Austin Springs Collection features our new 5G easy installation Locking System that allows fast, secure installation. Like all our engineered hardwood flooring, these finely crafted ½”, seven-ply floors are manufactured from high quality hardwoods. Each Austin Springs floor is precision manufactured to assure you a truly unique look along with easy installation.
With a stunning array of oak, hickory, maple, cherry, walnut and exotic hardwood, RidgeCrest is one of Mullican’s most diverse families of engineered flooring. RidgeCrest offers 1/2″ sliced cut hardwood for the look of solid floors. Available in 3″ and 5″ widths, each RidgeCrest engineered floor is unique and certain to enhance any room in your home.
With its extended 7-foot, random board lengths, MeadowBrooke adds a whole new dimension to your hardwood flooring options. Available in 3″ and 5″ widths, these 1/2″ engineered hardwood floors provide the style, durability, and performance that are certain to add long lasting beauty and value to your living and work space.
Chalmette is hand sculpted from our finest oak, hickory, maple and walnut to offer you a traditional old world motif in a 1/2″ thick engineered hardwood floor. Precision color-matched to our “Chatelaine” 3/4″ Solid hand sculpted floors, Chalmette comes in 5″ widths for a custom look certain to bring a special warmth and charm to any room.
Mullican Flooring is pleased to present Castillian, one of the most exquisite selections of engineered hardwood flooring ever designed. Castillian is precision manufactured from the finest oak, hickory and walnut in our inventory and is available in rustic, hand sculpted and wire brushed offerings.
Hardwood flooring not only adds a natural warmth to your home, it can also be a great way to increase the value of your home. There are many different styles of hardwood flooring to choose from, including domestic, exotic, hand-sculpted, distressed and wire-brushed.
Since its founding in 1985, Mullican Flooring has dedicated itself to creating the highest-quality hardwood flooring in the world. The company’s founders knew the combination of precision milling, advanced kiln-drying techniques and the most demanding inspectors available would result in products that would be unmatched by its competitors. This emphasis on excellence has remained the core of Mullican Flooring’s mission, while environmentally sound practices have become equally significant.
Mullican’s exclusive manufacturing process begins in the Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States, which are well known for their prime, slow-growing hardwoods. These hardwoods produce consistent grain patterns, color and durability.
Understanding the importance of preserving our resources for future generations, Mullican Flooring partnered with the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) to develop a program designed to assure consumers that products are being produced in an environmentally friendly manner. The result of this collaboration, the Responsible Procurement Program (RPP), is an easy-to-identify labeling of hardwood products. This label allows consumers to see at a glance that the product has been harvested from non-controversial hardwood sources and in areas where timber growth exceeds loss.
After harvesting, the lumber is separated by species and transported to one of Mullican’s four manufacturing facilities. Located in Virginia, West Virginia, New York, and the company’s headquarters in Johnson City, Tenn., each of these facilities features state-of-the-art machinery, reducing both labor costs and time, while enhancing the overall product. All of Mullican’s manufacturing facilities hold the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain-of-Custody certification. This certification means all entities in Mullican’s supply chain for these products, from the Appalachian forestlands to the distributors, also hold FSC-certification credentials and meet the FSC standards of environmentally friendly forestry.
Each piece of lumber is processed to a uniform thickness prior to stacking, with sticks placed every 12 inches to separate pieces. By placing sticks just a foot apart, Mullican Flooring ensures the boards remain straight and unaltered in shape. The most efficient kiln-drying process in the industry is used to maximize stability and minimize movement of the wood during the warm and cold seasons. Each piece of wood is automatically checked by an in-line moisture meter. Mullican’s experienced professional graders inspect every inch of the flooring during each step of the manufacturing process. Other specialists make sure the moisture content and milling are always consistent. As a result, the milling quality and grade of Mullican Flooring’s products are consistently high.
All of Mullican’s prefinished and unfinished solid flooring is produced in the United States, along with a substantial amount of our engineered floors. With intense oversight from Mullican’s quality control engineers, the processes at all production sites adhere to current regulatory and sustainability standards.
Mullican features a complete line of prefinished solid flooring that includes oak, maple, cherry, walnut, hickory and beech species. The prefinished selections also offer character grade options, highlighting the knots, color variations and mineral streaks that naturally appear in the wood. Additional options include hand-sculpted and wire-brushed products for a more unique, customized look. Mullican offers many widths in both its unfinished and prefinished solid flooring, including 2 1/4-, 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch options, along with a selection of exotic species.
In 2012, Mullican chose to increase its Made-in-America production by shifting a large segment of its engineered manufacturing from Asia to a renovated facility in Johnson City. The engineered manufacturing process is completed using Mullican’s stringent quality control standards. The increased domestic presence provides greater flexibility and allows the company to get competitive products to market much quicker.
Mullican’s prefinished engineered products are available in cherry, hickory, maple, oak and walnut, as well as a number of exotic species. These products are offered in 1/2- and 3/8-inch thicknesses, and with 3- and 5-inch width options. They are also offered with a variety of surface treatments and color combinations.
Mullican Flooring offers its products through a network of reputable dealers trained to educate consumers and provide assistance throughout the decision-making process.
Choosing the Correct Construction
Hardwood flooring can be installed on any level of your home, and it’s available in a number of constructions to allow for flexible installation over different subfloors in a variety of spaces.
Mullican Flooring offers four constructions of hardwood floors to address each primary type of subfloor and budget:
1/2 -inch Engineered
G-5 Engineered Locking
When choosing a construction style, you need to ask some important questions:
|1.)||What is the subfloor?Solid flooring can be installed only on plywood, oriented strand board (OSB) and wood subfloors, while engineered flooring can be installed only on plywood, OSB, wood and CONCRETE subfloors. These questions are very important in determining what type of floor can be installed in your house.Engineered flooring has been designed for installation over concrete to help mitigate potential moisture issues. Engineered flooring is not one solid piece of wood. Instead, it features cross-layer construction that is designed to reduce expansion. Engineered flooring can be glued down, while solid flooring can only be nailed or stapled.|
|2.)||Where do you want to install your hardwood flooring?Not all hardwood floors are the same. For example, engineered flooring can be installed on all levels (upstairs, ground level and basements), while solid flooring can be installed only on grade (ground level) and above grade (upstairs).Solid flooring cannot be installed in basements because these areas tend to have more moisture and solid flooring does not perform well in high-moisture areas. In addition, most basements have a concrete floor, and hardwood flooring cannot be glued down.|
A locking or floating floor is an engineered floor, but with the added advantage of our G-5 locking tongue-and-groove system. It is the perfect do-it-yourself flooring solution and can be installed on any level of the home.
Choosing Your Style
Mullican Flooring offers a wide selection of flooring species, textures and colors to suit almost everyone’s taste and style. When choosing a hardwood floor that is right for you, consider the following factors:
Mullican Flooring offers domestic species such as oak, maple, American cherry, hickory and walnut, along with exotic species such as Brazilian cherry, cumaru, andiroba and tigerwood. Each species has a distinct grain pattern. For example, oak has a distinguished grain, while maple is very subtle. Different species also have varying degrees of hardness. If your floors are expected to take a lot of abuse, consider a hard-surface species such as red oak.
Janka Hardness Rating
The relative hardness of wood species is measured using the Janka Hardness Rating. This test measures the force needed to embed a steel ball (.444 inch in diameter) to half its diameter in a piece of 3/4-inch solid wood being tested – the higher the number, the harder the wood and the more resistant to indentations.
Mullican Flooring offers a variety of color options in domestic and exotic floors. Traditional hardwood colors are natural, gunstock, caramel and saddle. Mullican also features a variety of subtle and dramatic colors. Exotic and nature collections offer a range of coloring, while many exotic and some domestic species are photosensitive and need exposure to sunlight to achieve their desired rich color.
Traditional floors across the United States have always been 2 1/4-inch width solid flooring, but in recent years floors more than three inches in width have been gaining in popularity. Wider widths showcase the natural beauty of the wood. Widths can easily change the look of the flooring – the wider the plank, the fewer the seams that can be in the floor. When choosing a width of flooring, consider the size of the space. Traditional 2 1/4-inch flooring in a small space can make the room seem larger.
Mullican offers a wide range of textures, including wire-brushed, distressed and hand-sculpted. Master craftsmen form hand-sculpted and distressed floors by hand to create a truly unique floor.
Choosing Your Installation
This is an excellent do-it-yourself product because nails, staples and glue are not required. You simply lock the planks together.
Gluing involves troweling glue on the floor and setting the planks into the glue.
Nailing involves driving a nail at an angle through the tongue of the hardwood floor into the wood subfloor. The nail is then hidden by the groove in the next row of boards.
This process is similar to nailing but with staples.
|Plywood, OSB, wood||At ground level or above grade||LOCK||GLUE OR STAPLE||NAIL OR STAPLE|
|Concrete||At ground level||LOCK||GLUE|
|Concrete basement||Below ground level||LOCK||GLUE|
Prefinished Floor vs. Unfinished Floor
Until recent decades, unfinished flooring was a popular choice to install in homes. Unfinished flooring allows users to customize the flooring finish, style and color. However, prefinished hardwood floors have now become more popular for new construction and remodeled homes, because they are less messy to install. Sanding is not required for prefinished floors, since they arrive already stained and finished. No finish sealant is required, and eliminating this step also reduces installation costs. Prefinished floors or factory-finished floors are topped with a coating that is stronger than most site-applied finishes. Coordinated moldings may be stained and finished to match prefinished flooring selections.
The wood’s appearance determines its grade. All grades can be equally defect free, but each grade offers a distinct look. Higher grades of flooring have less mineral streaks, color variations and knots. Manufacturing defects do not include natural wood characteristics such as mineral streaks, knots, grain variations and a normal difference between colors.
Wood Flooring is a Natural Product
Wood is a natural product that will expand and contract over the course of the season. It is important to allow a one-inch space between the wood flooring and the wall of the room to allow for this expansion and contraction.
Beware of Moisture
Take moisture into consideration when installing hardwood flooring, since changes in moisture can create issues such as warping and gapping. To mitigate the effects of moisture, keep moisture levels within the manufacturer’s recommendations. For an added layer of protection against moisture, install a moisture barrier. Mullican’s moisture mat provides additional protection. Hardwood flooring is not recommended for bathrooms due to fluctuating moisture conditions.