American hardwood flooring
This section provides information about the American solid hardwood flooring industry, the production process and product and species availability in export markets. Solid hardwood flooring refers mainly to machined profiles, manufactured from American native species.
Hardwood flooring industry
The hardwood flooring industry is spread throughout the eastern USA. The bulk of solid hardwood flooring is manufactured for the American domestic market and the primary product is strip flooring. Other products include wide board (plank) flooring, and block or parquet flooring. The industry comprises specialist manufacturers whose primary function is to service demand in the USA for hardwood flooring. In addition, hardwood sawmills and lumber producers, who have diversified into added value manufacture, play an increasingly important role in servicing both USA and export markets, particularly with board or plank flooring.