Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of burning wood as a preservative treatment for exterior siding. The process gives our Larch a dark, slightly iridescent look that in exterior uses can change over time, depending on its exposure to the elements. The evolving look suggests the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi – a reminder of the transience and imperfection of all things.
Our Shou Sugi Ban ranges from shallow char to a heavier traditional burn. An exterior oil is applied to all grades, which enhances the char and provides some level of protection from fading and deterioration.
Beyond these standards, we can char to any level your project needs.
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Sustainable Harvested Larch. Other reclaimed species available upon request.
Our products are made here in the USA, in a way that’s healthy for you, our employees, and the environment. Our 13-acre NY facility is home to over 400 solar panels which help power our office. 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. Please visit Earth Shared for details.
This product is available in various depths of charring. Speak with one of our wood experts about what options would best suit your project.
All of our products feature a precision milled tongue and groove profile. End matching comes standard on all American Gothic engineered floors and is available upon request for other products. These products can be nailed, stapled, glued down or floated.
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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.
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.
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.
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:
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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