Walnut Flooring

Walnut flooring has characteristics of the Walnut tree. The sapwood is tan and the heartwood is dark rich brown to purplish black. Walnut is often steamed to bleed the dark brown into the lighter sap. Walnut has uniform texture. Walnut is softer than red oak. Walnut has excellent stability. Walnut flooring has a richness unmatched in other woods.

Grades

Museum quality brown walnut flooring

Each board is hand selected for even grain, clarity and color. Sampsons will strive for the most consistent brown coloring.

Select brown walnut flooring

Boards are light tan to dark brown. No knots, checking. Sampsons does permit small glimpses of lighter sapwood.

Natures Rustic walnut flooring

The whole tree finds new life in Sampson’s rustic grade. Knots, checking, small holes 1/4” in diameter or less and variations in color are allowed. Natures rustic floors are generally random width. Random width floors maximize the usability of every board rather than wasting some to meet specifications. A random width floor is very traditional in pre 1880 historic homes. When a rustic floor is received, the amount of lineal footage of each width is listed. From this the installation pattern can be determined. If help is needed just call. Natures Rustic is always sold with endmatching. The grade name, Natures rustic can be misleading, many formal homes have chosen this grade in addition to cottages, camps and commercial spaces.

Paul + Jula Sampson have forged strong relationships with loggers and mills to get lumber specifically suited to our custom grades. Our grades are unique.

Face Widths

3” up to 6” museum quality brown;
3” up to 8” select brown;
3” up to 8” random mix natures rustic;

Accent Strips

3/4” up to 2 1/2” available in all grades

Thickness

25/32”

Lengths

ranges available, Walnut usually averages 5’

Milling

Tongue and groove with back relief.
Endmatching option available.
Flooring can be ordered with endmatching (a tongue or groove at the end of board length).
Rustic grade is endmatched

Fun facts/ traditional uses

rifle butts, gun stocks, clocks, musical instruments