Exotic Prefinished Hardwood Flooring
Reidsville North Carolina
Manufacturer not showroom, we can ship, or you can pick up from the location. Cost plus (broker) pricing direct to homeowners.
Brazilian Cherry 3/4 x 3 1/4 Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $4.99 per square foot with full pallet or 920 square feet in bundles of 22.75 SF- call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Brazilian Chestnut 3/4 x 5" Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $5.29 per square foot with full pallet or 933 square feet in bundles of 23.33 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Tigerwood 3/4 x 3 1/4 Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $4.99 per square foot with full pallet or 910 square feet in bundles of 22.75 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Tigerwood 3/4 x 5" Clear Prefinished Natural t/g ends matched 7' bundles - $5.19 per square foot with full pallet or 933 square feet in bundles of 33.33 SF call for smaller orders which include $120.00 pallet break fee
Honduras Heart Pine - aka Caribbean Heart Pine 50/50% version 3 Colors Fawn, Vintage and Rustic 920 SQ Per Pallet 23.00 per bundle- $3.59 with full pallet and pick up.
Lumber Liquidators Engineered and Laminate "Hardwood" Floors Continue to Fill up our Landfills.
The phrase "Laminate Hardwood Flooring" makes as much sense as "Aluminum Foil Armor.
Lumber Liquidators is going out of business. It is just a matter of time before they have burned everyone that would buy into their misinformation. Liquidation, by definition, is about selling off assets to fulfill a debt. The name lumber liquidators is absolutely not accurate, not even close. The engineered, vinyl and laminate they sell is not being liquidated- they have their own brand! Lumber Liquidators sells engineered and laminate floor covers as if they were hardwoods, and that is the real problem. How could a liquidation store provide a warranty? It does not work that way!
Lumber Liquidators is the absolute worst place to buy flooring
Lumber Liquidators is a publicly traded company. That one fact tells you that their only loyalty is to the shareholders, not the homeowner. The company relies on repeat customers that purchase their single use floor covers, such as laminate and Vinyl. Google search Lumber Liquidators, skip the first page which they buy, and you will find a litany of lawsuits and testimonials all telling you the same thing, they sell garbage.
Warranties, what are they good for?
Absolutely Nothing! The warranties on engineered, laminate and vinyl covers, given by Lumber Liquidators, are worthless. If you examine their financial statements you find that their expense for warranties is non existent. Have you ever seen the tenants of these documents? The pre-installation check list has 10-15 steps, not including the on going "up-keep" of your floors. Flooring Warranties are absolutely worthless, from day one- and FYI, nothing is waterproof.
Lumber Liquidators is not a true chain, they put their sign up anywhere. For the year end 2018 they had 401 stores in 47 states, with over a billion dollars in sales. Oddly enough, they do not have one store that is A+ rated by BBB. In fact, we could not find a store that was even a member of their local BBB. Southern Yellow Pine Direct is an A+ rated member of the BBB. One of the main reasons for our rating and reviews is that we do not sell engineered, laminate or vinyl flooring. We sell floors that outlive your house, they are actually floors and not covers. SYP Direct has delivered to all 50 states, with HI coming on board in 2018. We have a network of professionals that specialize in real wood, not ripping you off. We urge you to trust logic and do not buy into the propaganda- ONE HOUSE, ONE FLOOR!
Jason Howard is the co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct which operates under the "One House, One Floor" philosophy.
New Jersey, New Hampshire, South Carolina and New Orleans pick up options with discounts for doing so; heart pine, knotty pine, imports and hardwoods.
Southern Yellow Pine Direct is more than just what the name implies. We specialize in pine, however in the course of our business we have developed relationships with the top hardwood mills, and manufactures allowing us to broker these products directly to homeowners using a cost plus (wholesale brokerage) pricing.
Local Flooring from SYP Direct
Edison New Jersey & New Orleans offer pick and or in-state delivery for free with volume order.
Location: Kenilworth New Jersey $2.59 - $2.99 pickup pricing, call for shipping- all unfinished 1-6' 2' average: As of January 21, 2019, we have: Brazilian Cherry, Walnut, Teak and Oak. Also, Tigerwood, Golden Teak and Southern Chestnut. When it is gone, it is gone. Edison NJ logistics warehouse prefinished exotic flooring such as the Brazilian Cherry shown below.
Location: Reidsville, NC $3.59 SF Knotty Pine, Prefinished in 3 colors. 3/4 x 5 x 1-7' Tongue and Groove all four sides. UV Alum Oxide with warranty. Call for prefinished options directly from the commercial finishers warehouse which indicates 1st run i.e. has not been through distribution chain.
Location: SYP Direct AL Mill - $1.80 square foot 1 x 10 (3/4 x 9”) #2 Longleaf Southern Yellow Pine Unfinished Tongue and Groove with straight sides and ends. Ships nationwide w/ 100% coverage Guarantee. Pick up options. Min order 1050, full pallet.
Location: SYP Direct LA Mill - $1.85 square foot 1 x 8 x 14 #2 Southern Mature Loblolly Yellow Pine Unfinished Ship Lap, V Groove or Nickel Gap siding. Ships nationwide NO Pick ups
DIY finishing unfinished flooring?
The best advice we can give to keep it simple. Buy the floors below and a clear coat is all you need, anything else would be a crime. So If you are a DIY and want to know the best way to finish unfinished flooring, we have some advice.
"Put some lipstick on that pig" is a truly southern phrase we use to explain how the prefinished pine flooring market works. If you see a dark stain, assume a lower grade. You will see dark stained "heart pine" in box stores and online, but be forewarned it is not heart pine, not the way we measure it. If you are buying heart pine you are want to see the floor, right? They are putting lipstick on a pig!
The prime grade Caribbean Heart Pine needs no lipstick just a clear coat of your choice, Tung or Teak Oil either pure or tinted.
Location: Hudson, New Hampshire 3 1/4 Prime Grade Caribbean Heart Pine, 85% heartwood with very few pin knots. 2-12' average 7' more than twice industry average for unfinished Heart Pine, tongue and groove, ends matched with as close to architectural quality mill work that you can find anywhere. $3.75 per square foot 1150 minimum for that price.
SYP Direct is the homeowners advocate and the contractors secret. To find out about distribution partnerships contact us now, we are looking for like minded professionals. #buyrealwood
Green is one house, one floor; green is not a cover ever 5 -7 years.
With floor covers such as engineered and laminate you are really just leasing the floors, and like a car lease you will pay more on the backside than you ever expected! These floor covers are filling our landfills now and in the next 4-5 years the amount is expected to double from current levels of 300,000,000 lb. per year! All so they can generate repeat business. There is no greener product than solid wood flooring.
What if every home built from this day forward used 1” solid real wood from a local mill or trusted source? Do you believe that to be more harmful (aka less green) than our current model, which is built on shipping timber to China so they can cut it up, compress it and sell it back to us in slivers. Green would be one house, one floor! Exported lumber would stay gone and not come back as Rimports (Re-imported) flooring.
Why are hardwood floors so expensive?
Engineered floors are just covers, we sell floors
Yes, you were right when you said “this does not make sense” as you were shopping for floors at box stores. The whole idea is that fake is better than real. Engineered wood handles moisture better? No-way not from mother nature or your washing machine.
Real wood is too expensive! Wow- over what time period, since ours last forever and the other maybe 5 years. Over the life of house that gets stupid expensive compared to us. And if you order from SYP Direct, we will beat any apples to apples price- please check us on that!
Warranty is a marketing term not a real promise
Lifetime warranty, really? Come on man, that just doesn’t seem reality based. Have you ever seen the terminology or terms of these documents? Absolutely worthless in the real world. Our warranty is that one day your floors will be the last thing of value left of the structure they are going into-and in most cases they will be salvaged and sold again.
“Its been a long time since I installed a real hardwood”; a long-time installer in SC on phone call recently. Problem is we are not shocked any longer because we hear things far worse all the time. The one's that admit is are great, the ones that try to talk you out it are at issue. Time is Money! Time is money and real wood takes time, a great deal more time. Acclimation, sand, stain and repeat takes longer than peeling of the back of a sticker.
About SYP Direct Floors
Our mill has been in production for 2 generations; family owned means small enough to care, but large enough have top of line equipment along with the ability to handle any size order. We do not have inventory - we mill your square footage to ensure you get the heart content we promise. Your floor is created from small individual owned, mature North Alabama Longleaf pine timber, as it has been for two generations.
One House One Floor
One house one floor is the philosophy of management and our successful distributors, the ones that do not sell anything but real solid wood, does not have to be only SYP Directs floors- just real. We never want repeat business from any client until they move or add – on. As you can guess we do not get many invites to events like Surfaces- the annual Las Vegas conference touting new ways to steal your money.
Heather Howard, Co-Founder
Logistics & Residential Sales
Heather Howard Co-founder SYP Direct-Owner Bayou Rustics Designs
Water leaks are not the end of the world
In 2017 we got call from one of New Orleans builders about Project Homecomings hardwood floor, White Oak. The advice our client was getting locally ranged from tearing out the entire bathroom full of hardwoods, or just replacing a few boards. We think that should be the last resort, however as opposed to single use floor covers such as engineered flooring, solid hardwood floors can handle water just fine. (Read their solution here)
Project Homecoming is a faith-based community development organization building resilient neighborhoods in the greater New Orleans area. We are committed to facilitating a culture of care in targeted communities through: safe, durable, affordable and environmentally sensitive construction; community driven partnerships; service and fellowship.
"We help families whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Additionally, we work with families who are hoping to become homeowners by building brand new homes on abandoned or blighted properties. Not only do we work on homes, we also work to improve community spaces, such as local gardens." (Project Homecoming website)
What waste factor to use when ordering a solid hardwood floor
A waste factor is essentially the amount of waste wood that you will have to pay for but cannot, for one reason or another, use in your project. Determining the waste factor is the first step towards a good installation. Nothing ruins a good install like coming up 2 boards short!
A waste factor is normally expressed as a percentage (%) of the required amount. The waste factor will change based on grade and to some extent species. When measuring square footage, the simplest method to Floor plan to measure use is squares and rectangles. Measure from baseboard to baseboard. Or if there is no base in place, the drywall. In the example below, we have a few irregular areas in the living and dining room. Measure from each longest point in both directions, do not try to be too precise and always round up.
A waste factor is essentially the amount of waste wood that you will have to pay for but cannot, for one reason or another, use in your project. The waste factor is normally expressed as a percentage (%) of the required amount. The waste factor will change based on grade and to some extent species
When measuring square footage, the simplest method to Floor plan to measure use is squares and rectangles. Measure from baseboard to baseboard. Or if there is no base in place, the drywall. In the example below, we have a few irregular areas in the living and dining room. Measure from each longest point in both directions, do not try to be too precise and always round up.
Unfinished solid wood has higher waste factor
Waste factor increases with length and width. For example, a 12’ long 7” wide board has over 7 square feet coverage, so if you have to cut, which you will on some of them – you loose more square footage than if the width was 3 1/8.
The waste factor of unfinished real wood is higher than engineered or prefinished floors where all the defects are usually removed before their individual process begin. This is one reason most prefinished floors are so short and when combined with the fact they normally (box stores) buy the cheapest grade- their original waste factor is very high. And rest assured you are paying for it in; price, quality, grades, width, length, character and short life cycle (s) of these self proclaimed floor covers. We sell floors- not covers. One House, One Floor.
Jason Howard "There is never a reason to buy engineered wood unless you are an apartment or hospital." Need help with a local contractor? Contact ASAP, we can help.
Both founders of our company grew up in Louisiana and the similarities are really easy to find between the styles of the two states and cities. Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and New Orleans is certainly the oldest in Louisiana! Its historical charm dates back to 1670, the year it was founded. This quaint city offers attractions as old as America itself. The city was at the forefront of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. While it is a historical city for the United States, Charleston offers more than a history of military presence it overs a look back in time. The city blends Southern U.S. charm with cultures that have become a part of the city since its establishment centuries ago. click to follow Historical Charm of Charleston
Charleston history is perfect for new heart pine
The crazy thing about our popularity in Charleston and the rest of SC, it began with White Oak. Character grade or #1 and #2 common mix. We sold the White Oak longer, wider and cheaper than anyone in that area. Those in-roads led us into the South Carolina restoration market using our Caribbean and new Heart Pine as substitutes for more expensive antique floors. Your secret is safe with us.
South Carolina's source for Alabama Knotty and New Heart Pine
Yes we still offer White Oak and have actually added a complete line of finished and unfinished exotics along with American hardwoods. Bayou Rustics is your source for dream floors and or dream prices. Contact Beth or Heather today
If you think South Carolina is long way to ship flooring, in December of this year we landed pallets in Hawaii, pictures and story coming soon. It customers like Ron in HI that create our story and fuel our reputation. The relationship we build with homeowners is the key to our success, as 75% of business are referrals.Personalized Service including delivery, which may not sound like a big deal until you realize this is not the peel and stick laminate or 2 mm veneer, it is long and heavy.
Jason Howard co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct is responsible for all the material found this and all post. The opinions are not those of our network or retailers.
J Howard, Co-founder of Southern Yellow Pine Direct. "One House, One Floor. "