Your floors have a major impact on the character of your home. A beautiful floor draws the eye and can be used as a focal point of the space. One of the most popular flooring options that have stood the test of time is hardwood flooring. Many people come to Rugworks, a hardwood flooring company in Santa Rosa because we are local and family-owned; when it comes to hardwood you can follow the same suit, and look at the many options that are manufactured in the United States. Here is a list of some leading hardwood flooring manufacturers in the country.
Shaw Epic Plus Hardwood
Shaw is one of the leading manufacturers of flooring in the entire world and their Epic Plus Hardwood line is manufactured here in the United States in Georgia and in Tennessee. The Epic line is hand-scraped by local prisoners giving them job skills and a wage while imprisoned but also supports their victims’ funds as well. The Epic line also uses 50% less newly harvested wood than their competitor products by using recycled wood materials in their patented core structure. Shaw is also dedicated to sustainability and they are certified Cradle to Cradle which means that their products are certified to be safe for consumers and can be reused or recycled after use. They are currently running at 65% Cradle to Cradle products but have pledged to become 100% by 2030.
Anderson Hardwood has been a high-end hardwood manufacturer out of South Carolina, revered by the design community for their innovation and trendsetting styles for decades. They are dedicated members of Capitalizing on Capabilities (CAPC) by providing jobs to people with disabilities in their plants. They are a sister company of Shaw so they also follow Shaw’s Cradle to Cradle certification high standards for safety and sustainability.
Homerwood is a Pennsylvania manufacturer specializing strictly in Appalachian hardwoods. Their hardwood floors are made of hand-selected planks that are then handcrafted to achieve their finishes. They are known for their Amish hand-scraped finish collections created by their local Amish communities. They have collections ranging from classic to contemporary styles in solid and engineered options. You can also have a completely custom hardwood flooring made specifically to your choosing. Homerwood is FloorScore certified in their environmental ethics and sustainable practices as well.
Somerset is a privately owned manufacturer out of central Kentucky “in the heart of the Appalachian timberlands”. They are proud to be members of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers Inc (AHMI) verifying that they follow the strictest standards of sustainability to the Appalachian forests. They even have their own Forestry Staff to constantly manage the safety of their forests. They also have a strict “Waste Not” policy where they use the whole tree in their manufacturing process. Any wood fibers and sawdust produced is recycled into wood pellets and sold for a clean-burning fuel.
Owens Flooring manufacturing is done in Shawano, Wisconsin. They pride themselves in their excellent quality. Owens gets all incoming lumber checked for grade, thickness, width, length, and stress by the National Lumber Association (NHLA) certified inspectors. They use exterior grade plywood under their hardwood wear layer to ensure durability but boast an engineered hardwood with a look that is indistinguishable from solid hardwoods. They have modern to traditional looks available in their collections but also offer custom hardwood options, made to order.
At Rugworks, we are committed to helping our community members make informed decisions when it comes to choosing a flooring material that fits their needs. As a trusted local hardwood flooring company in Santa Rosa, we realize our responsibility of showing products produced in the United States so our customers have the option to keep their material choice local as well. To discuss your flooring project, call at (707) 935-0648 in Sonoma or (707) 584-7847 in Rohnert Park.