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Chestnut

Settlers' Plank

Chestnut was decimated by a fungal blight in the early/mid 20thC and is no longer available as a fresh sawn wood. This is a practical recreation of the classic barn floor. Its relaxed, warm appearance puts people at ease. It is made from hardwood that celebrates wear marks, knots, saw marks, nail holes and the wood’s naturally occurring vagaries. For many, this is the "holy grail" of salvaged woods, highly sought after and cherished. This is the floor that will give you that rugged look. Also available in Oak and Autumn Woods (mixed hardwoods). 

Color & Character

Deep, rich browns, golds and some tans make up this line. With original wear marks, knots, saw marks, nail holes and naturally occurring vagaries.

Dimensions

 

Solid

 

Engineered

 

Available As

Thickness:
5/8"
5/8"
  • Solid Flooring
  • Engineered Flooring
Widths (Random):
3–6" Mid Planks
7–9" Wide Planks
10" Wide Planks
4–6"
6-10"
  • Solid Plank Paneling
  • Engineered Paneling
  • Wear Layers
  • Timbers (as available)
Lengths (Random):
2–12'
1–8'
 

Hardness

                    540

Janka Hardness Scale

Our chestnut is reclaimed from the beams, floor boards or even siding in old barns and agricultural buildings in the Eastern USA. Go to Unearth the Story to learn more about our sources.

Our products are made here in the USA, in a way that’s healthy for you, our employees, and the environment. The 13-acre NY facility is 100% wind powered. Our mill and kilns are heated 100% with our scrap wood. Pioneer Millworks is FSC chain of custody certified in three categories and Green America approved. All of our products are LEED point eligible. Go to Earth Shared for details.

Our Settlers' Plank solid and eco-friendly engineered flooring is available unfinished or prefinished. Prefinish includes hand applied oil and wax. Scratches that occur on a floor finished with oil and wax can often be lightly sanded out. Reapply oil and wax after sanding and let cure.

Spills of any kind should be cleaned up immediately.

Broom clean for regular maintenance.

Consult finish manufacturer for appropriate cleaning instructions.

Our solid flooring features precision milled tongue and groove that can be nailed or stapled down. The World's Most Eco-Friendly Engineered flooring is entirely tongue and groove including end matching. It can be nailed, stapled, glued down or floated.

We suggest ordering an additional 7-12% for most orders to cover trimming and installation waste.

We always recommend using a professional installer and can note a few good ones local to your area.

Already have this floor? Send us a note and photo, we'll post it.

SQUARE FOOTAGE CALCULATOR:

Don’t worry, you don’t have to revisit middle school math to figure out how much flooring you’ll need – we make it easy!
 
Flooring, wall paneling, and ceilings are typically ordered by the square foot. To calculate how much you'll need, enter the width & length of the area you’re working on. If your room has an odd shape, enter in the width & length of each area and add them up. Our calculator adds 7% overage to allow for trimming & cutting on the job site. Some overage should be as high as 12%, depending on the project. Our wood experts can help you determine just how much to order.

SHIPPING DETAILS:

Our end:

Your order will be shipped via common carrier in most cases, which allows us to get the best shipping rates possible for you. Orders of flooring, lumber, and millwork are packaged in small “hand-bundles” that can be picked up by one or two people, and then stacked on a larger skid. We then wrap your order in lumber wrap, and shrink wrap the ends of the skid for maximum weather protection.

Your end:

Unloading your material from a truck is quite easy with some extra helpers on hand. The wood comes bundled in manageable sections that in most cases one person can carry at least one bundle.

Costs:

Since each order is different, it is difficult to estimate a typical freight cost, however If you’d like some ideas of the shipping cost for your order, please give us a call.

WOOD FLOORING QUALITY GUARANTEE:

All of Pioneer Millworks wood floors are custom-crafted to the highest standards. Each plank goes through numerous inspections for quality of grading & milling throughout the manufacturing process. We urge you and your installer to inspect your flooring prior to installation. If you are not 100% satisfied with your flooring, please contact us prior to any cutting, nailing, or installation and we will replace any materials which do not meet the grade specifications and information on your signed order confirmation. We reserve the right to require photographs of, or the return of, any material in question prior to the release of replacement flooring. Pioneer Millworks will not accept returns of, or replace, any materials which have been cut or installed once leaving our shop, or damaged in return transit due to improper or insufficient packaging.

WOOD FLOORING & LUMBER WARRANTY:

Pioneer Millworks warrants to the original purchaser that the flooring and/or lumber materials provided by us will be per the specifications set forth on our Grade Specifications and your signed order confirmation. All materials will be kiln-dried to an average moisture content of 6% to 9% at the time of shipment from our plant. Flooring and other materials that are kiln-dried will be free of insect infestation at the time of shipment from our plant.

PRE-FINISHED FLOORING WARRANTY:

Pioneer Millworks warrants that our factory-applied UV-cured Aluminum Oxide finish will not separate for a full 20 years from the original date of purchase. This warranty does not apply to other types of finishes applied by Pioneer Millworks. This warranty is non-transferrable.

ENGINEERED FLOORING WARRANTY:

Pioneer Millworks warrants to the original purchaser that the wear layer will not separate from the platform for the lifetime of the floor under normal use and conditions.

EXCLUSIONS TO THE ABOVE WARRANTIES:

  • Changes in the wood due to improper storage, handling, acclimation, or installation.  This includes cracks, checks, and color variations, as well as changes to the shape or dimension of the wood by any other cause than the manufacturing or inherent character of the wood.
  • Deficiencies of, and/or improper preparation of the subfloor.
  • Insect infestation following shipment from our plant.
  • Marks, dents, scratches, dings in the flooring or finish caused by pets, shoes, casters, wheels, furniture, or other sources.
  • Falling and/or dropped objects which can dent or fracture the flooring or the finish.
  • Moisture penetration of any type, from any surface or direction.
  • Construction traffic abuse to the surface of the flooring or finish.
  • Finishes applied by you or the installer, including re-surfacing or re-coating.
  • The normal wearing of the flooring or finish in an area, unusual/heavy foot traffic, spiked shoes and/or heels, including a reduction of sheen or gloss level of the finish.
  • Changes in the natural wood caused by any stain or finish applied at the factory, or by you or the installer.
  • Use of the wood in a commercial setting of any type, unless agreed upon prior to purchase, by Pioneer Millworks and the client.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Pioneer Millworks has created various grades and descriptions to quantify as best we can the board stock and finished product ordered. Due to the quirkiness and variability of our sources, these descriptions are very good, but not perfect guidelines. For this reason, we request that our customers review and agree to our terms and conditions. View them here.

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