American Black Walnut Flooring

Grades & Specs | Solid Plank Prices | Engineered Plank Prices

American Black Walnut is now used for luxurious wide plank wood floors because of its beauty, durability and stability – but since early days, Walnut was one of the preferred hardwoods for fine furniture and woodworking. Prized for its rich, dark tones; walnut is an excellent choice for a truly distinctive hardwood floor. Whether you desire a formal look or the more rustic charm of distressed floors, American Black Walnut is an excellent choice for a wide plank wood floor. Beginning as an almost purple color, American Black Walnut, the only domestic wood that starts off dark, quickly turns a beautiful nut brown with the sapwood remaining a slightly lighter color for contrast. We carefully choose the face with the most heart wood for the top of each flooring plank to minimize the inherent color variation between heartwood and sapwood in American Black Walnut and then steam the planks prior to kiln drying to provide a more consistent finished wood floor. With any finish, American Black Walnut plank flooring will develop golden highlights as it lightens on exposure to sunlight.

CountryPlank.com offers walnut flooring in a variety of grades and styles. We can also apply custom surface treatments to your walnut floor including a variety of distressed looks or hand scraped edges on the sides and ends.

CLEAR GRADE (NOFMA):

Available in solid planks only, unfinished and square edged, this plain sawn grade of American Black Walnut is simply the best available. It is clear of knots and has no sapwood, giving it the most consistent color and grain for the finest of all projects. Like all Walnut, it will lighten in color as it ages.

 

SELECT & BETTER GRADE (NOFMA):

Available in solid planks or engineered planks by special order, unfinished square edge or factory pre-finished with a micro-beveled edge. This plain sawn grade of American Black Walnut flooring is virtually free of knots, with varying grain patterns and color provides a primarily dark initial look, becoming lighter with exposure to light.

 

SELECT & BETTER GRADE RIFT & QUARTER SAWN (NOFMA):

Available in solid or engineered planks, unfinished, or factory pre-finished with a micro-bevel; this grade of Walnut flooring is virtually free of knots, with primarily straight parallel grain lines. This combination provides an excellent option for a clean minimal look in a deep colored floor.

 

NATURAL GRADE (NOFMA #1 & #2 Common):

Available in solid planks or engineered planks by special order, unfinished square edge or factory pre-finished with a micro-beveled edge. This plain sawn grade of American Black Walnut flooring has all the naturally occurring wood characteristics such as knots, distinctive color and grain variations and makes a dramatic addition to any decorating look. And, the variations in color will lessen over time as the golden highlights take over, lightening the overall look.

 

American Black Walnut Flooring Specifications

  • Thickness: 3/4″ Solid, 5/8” Engineered, 4mm Wear Layer (nominal 3/16”)
  • Widths Available: 3”-12″ Solid, 3”-8” Engineered
  • Lengths Ranges Available: 1’-8’, 2’-10’, 3’-10’, 5’-10’ Solid, 2’-10’ Engineered, Longer lengths available
  • Milled Profile: Tongue & groove edges and end-matched, back relieved
  • Pre-finishing Available: Clear, Satin sheen, 7 coats UV cured polyurethane w/ aluminum oxide
  • Hardness (Janka Scale): 1010 (21% softer than Red Oak)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.90 lbs per square foot, Solid, 2.45 lbs per square foot, Engineered