Friday, 08 April 2016 19:03

Hardwoods for Truck Flooring

North American hardwoods have been used for truck flooring for decades.  Whether it be for the base of a flatbed truck, shipping containers, lowboy trucks or even utility trailers, the industry has recognized the versatility, durability and appeal of hardwoods for a long time.

hardwood truck flooringMany different hardwood species are used in the manufacturing of truck flooring.  Red oak and white oak are by far the most requested species.  However, some manufacturers have developed mixed hardwood flooring products that are a combination of many species such as ash, beech, birch and maple.

Traditionally, we have found that truck flooring manufacturers have chosen to work with 5/4 (2 common and better).  They will cut the boards to the required lengths and widths, glue them and assemble into 8’ or 20’ units depending on the product.  However, although many in the industry have been using 4/4 thicknesses for years, recently we have seen even more requests for 4/4 lumber.  It will be interesting to watch and see if this how this develops.

If you engineer hardwood flooring for trucks and are looking for supply options let us know.  We have even helped customers with special tropical species from time to time.  We would welcome the chance to help you.

Tony Cimorelli
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