There are now 15 to 20 apartments at 910 Union Street in Park Slope Brooklyn, New York that have Vermont Plank Flooring’s “Roasted” Red Oak Flooring. The developer, Perry Finkelman, CEO of American Development Group, sourced his flooring carefully and was impressed with our Forest Stewardship Council certification for responsible forestry.
The “Roasting” of our Red Oak Plank Flooring means the wood is thermally treated in kilns upwards of 500 degrees without oxygen. This caramelizes the wood and turns the wood dark all the way through. This is good because if you ever had to sand the floor you don’t need to stain it dark. Also, by treating the wood this way it makes the fibers inert. Therefore, this floor won’t move and is great over radiant heat.
The floor was finished with a zero VOC finish called Rubio Monocoat www.monocoat.us . For this project they finished the floors with the Rubio 5% White Oil one coat finish.
See the full story at: http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130228/park-slope/park-slope-condo-lures-eco-conscious-buyers-with-harvest-plank-floors
smithmaran architecture+interiors llc, Montclair, NJ 973-509-9510
The Bar Method Montclair, Montclair, NJ 973-783-1227
Image, LLC, Whitehouse Station, NJ 908-704-8200
Wide Plank Flooring Used In This Project:
Engineered Select Grade Rift & Quartered White Oak Flooring in a 6” width.
The lengths were 3-10’ and they finished it on site with tung oil.
Thank you for providing such a wonderful product for our home. You were a true professional throughout the entire process of the flooring purchase, delivery and installation. The tung oiled oak floor is the highlight of our condo.
Please use these photos as a given reference of the high quality flooring of Vermont Plank Flooring.
Thank you many times over,
Peter, Newton, MA.
ps: If you or anyone in the area wants to take a tour we are open.
I’m very happy to say that the floors look FABULOUS! You’ll have to see
pictures–nicest I’ve ever seen! Thank you for all your help and your
patience throughout–we could not be more pleased!
The last coat of Waterlox is going on this Friday. There were are 3 coats of
Original, and now this 4th coat (satin) will be the final coat. Our
contractor was talking about what he was going to work on in the house the
next day after the final coat, and I was wondering if we should stay off the
final coat for 24 or more hours? I also read on the Waterlox website to keep
furniture off for 7 days? Should we adhere to this? We were going to start
moving things in this weekend but won’t if we shouldn’t.
Can you please advise?
That’s great. We are really happy that everything worked out. It was a long
haul. Anyway….The longer you let the floor cure the better. I know there
is a lot of pressure to move in. If you can at least hold off on the
heaviest furniture and not put rugs down that is helpful. Also, keep the
shoes off, is advisable for a week or so. The longer you go the better.
That’s true with ANY finish.
All the best,
Just wanted to say that we are thrilled with our new red oak floors from VT Plank Floors. We took your advice and used Waterlox in a three coat system. Positively beautiful. Third coat was applied just about a week ago and what a fabulous look it provides. Took me a day and a half to sand with the U-Sand machine to ease my way from 60 to 120 grade paper. A little more time consuming than the drum sander but that machine is far more forgiving in less experienced hands and can reach into more areas.
Thank you for a very fine flooring product. Our Red Oak looks stunning and the grain really is displayed in all its majesty with the application of the Waterlox. Your assistance with product review, ordering and recommendation for finishing has helped us create the look and feel that we so wanted in our new home! Thank you very much. We know countless people will now feel the warmth and character that you helped make possible.
Enjoy the photos and hope they can be helpful in
displaying your product which now appears alongside Vermont Soapstone Counters from Perkinsville. Trying to keep as much business local and traditionally Vermont as possible.
Peace & Blessings,
Rev. Ted Newcomb, Pastor
Congregational Church of Mansfield
A United Church of Christ Congregation