715-479-5559
Kwaterski Bros. Wood Products, Inc.
715-479-5559

Great Lakes Collection

Influenced by the Glacial Ice Age-Very dimensionally stable hardwood flooring with exceptional color

The most favored solid hardwood flooring available is produced by our own wood tech specialists at Kwaterski Bros. Wood Products.  Part of what makes our flooring so unique has to do with the Glacial Ice Age; a period of time over 10,000 years ago.  The region surrounding the Great Lakes was richly marked by the passing of the glaciers.  Vast mineral deposits were redistributed, thousands of pristine glacial fed inland lakes were born, along with the formation of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world.  The sheer size of these Great Lakes have created a micro climate defined by moderate rainfall, cool summers and long winters.  Hardwoods that grow in the Great Lakes region have extremely tight growth rings creating a very dimensionally stable wood and exceptional color that is sought by the finest furniture crafters in the world.  Our manufacturing plant is located in the midst of this incredible resource, and this enables us to provide you with the finest solid hardwood flooring at an efficient cost.  Contact one of our helpful flooring specialists today and learn how a floor selected from our Great Lakes Collection may be the perfect choice for you.

Options available:

Species

Widths

2-1/4”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 7”

Grades

Select
  • 75% of boards have no knots, 25% of boards can have a knot up to ¼” diameter every 1’ or up to 1” diameter for every 4’.
  • Flat grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4” & 2” thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (gum pocket, burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors, no blue sap stain.
  • Great choice for a value priced high quality grade with few knots.
  • Hardwoods can also be available in quartersawn – rift and/or quartered grain.
Tight Knot
  • Knots are sound and tight.
  • No size or quantity limitation on knots, can be star checked with voids up to 1/8” wide x 1/4” deep.
  • Can have black ring knot on face, but knot must be ingrown on back face.
  • Flat grain orientation.
  • Occasional end split limited to 6” in length and slight surface checking is allowed.
  • Wane limited to 1/8” x 15% of length on back face for 1” thickness, 1/4” x 15% of length on back face for 5/4” & 2” thicknesses.
  • Back face can have some skip dressing/torn grain or voids.
  • Natural wood characteristics allowed (peck, ingrown bark, birdseye, gum pocket, burled grain and color variation)
  • Will contain both heart and sap colors.
  • Pine is limited to 10% blue sap stain, no open pitch pockets, but may have up to 10% sappy grain.
  • Great choice when a knotty appearance is required.
  • Hardwoods can also be available in quartersawn – rift and/or quartered grain.

Surface

Edge detail

Stain

Unlimited colors available

Finish

Display Photos

Completed Projects

“I purchased the maple flooring from you last year, and Micky Whalen installed it in the spring. Everyone loves the floor especially me. I heard you on WJJQ with Jeff in the Morning during January and thought I should let you know how I love this floor. This has made my home truly a most pleasant place to be.”

– Mary

Unfinished samples available-package of 3 for $15.00.
Custom Prefinished samples available for $13.00 each

Contact 715-479-5559 or sales @kwaterskibros.com