Zena Forest Products is announcing the availability of a new engineered hardwood floor product that is sourced from our own Oregon forests, providing a beautiful, local alternative to imported hardwoods.
Zena Forest Products’ new, wide rustic engineered hardwood flooring offers Oregon builders, architects, designers and homeowners a new, locally-sourced option that is appropriate for installation over a wide range of applications including radiant heat and concrete. Zena’s locally grown and manufactured flooring is available in Oregon White Oak, Western Bigleaf Maple and Oregon Ash, and is designed to last for generations due to its high quality construction and thick hardwood wear layer.
Through rigorous research and development, Zena Forest Products’ new flooring design blends durable construction with local materials from ecologically sound sources and is aesthetically “show-stopping.” Both fashionable and functional, Zena’s engineered hardwood floors also provide a more sustainable flooring option because they use nearly three times less lumber than solid hardwood flooring, allowing Zena to stretch the precious resource of our local trees.
“Our model is unique,” said Ben Deumling, owner of Zena Forest Products. “We’re the only company in Oregon that has integrated all aspects of the timber process, using sustainable forest management and harvesting practices to create a beautiful, local, one-of-a-kind alternative to imported hardwoods for local building projects.”
Solid wood floors do not provide enough dimensional stability in wider planks to ensure the floor will stay tight over time. Too much seasonal movement can cause gaps in the seams, roughness and squeaky floors. One of the primary benefits of Zena’s site-finished, engineered flooring is the seams between the boards disappear, leaving a monolithic and mostly impermeable surface.
Zena’s engineered floors have a 3/16” hardwood wear layer that is laminated to an 11-layer plywood core on the back. The plywood provides the necessary stability in the floor, and the extra thick wear layer means the floor can still be sanded and finished just as many times as a traditional solid floor. In addition, the tongue and groove profile on the ends of the boards, also called an endmatch, gives the floor even more stability.
This locally-sourced, rustic wide-plank hardwood flooring is available directly through Zena Forest Products at 503-687-2626. Zena’s engineered flooring comes in 4.25, 5.25 and 6.25 inch widths, and lengths ranging from 12 inches to eight feet long.