The Gondola Collection
The Gondola Collection is named after the canal boats of Venice that are long, durable, and beautiful. These long lasting, wooden vessels stand the test of time day in and day out. The Venetian Gondola was built for speed.
Top Of The Line Visuals
The Gondola collection is a sawn faced engineered hardwood flooring that gives the appearance of solid hardwood, without the trouble of bowing and cupping. Sawn face describes the way in which the veneers are cut from the tree, specifically keeping the cathedral visuals sought after in red oak. Sawn face veneers show the true beauty of the hardwood by maintaining the grain structure and knots that real hardwood flooring has to display. Our products are hand wire-brushed in both directions, creating textural depth like anything unseen.
Red Oak is one of the most abundant and sustainable trees in America. It also creates one of the most inspiring grain and knot visuals when milled into fine flooring. Red oak is relatively hard and has a large amount of natural color and grain variation. Nature is giving us true beauty. The Gondola Collection is milled using the finest red oak flooring the industry has to offer.
The Gondola Collection is composed of 7 stunning colors. These colors range from natural to a warm dark brown. These 7 selections are sure to fit into any decor. All the colors are smoked, using the latest in smoking technology. Smoking is an innate way to heat up the sugars and saps in the hardwood, making them naturally darker without the use of stains. This unique process carries the warmth of the colors through the entire veneer of the flooring. We then separate out the boards, putting them in lots from light to dark. Our final touch is a small amount of stain for depth.
Long and Wide
Wide boards are all the rave right now, but solid hardwood flooring can’t give you a guaranteed quality finished product without some type of hassle. But, there’s nothing more luxurious than wide plank hardwood. Each board presents the expression of nature by bringing nature into your home. Wide plank hardwood also gives a more wide-open feel to larger rooms by giving the eyes less seams for distraction. The Gondola Collection is milled at a whopping 7 ½” wide.
True solid hardwood flooring is the cream of the crop with its long lengths. But since solid hardwood isn’t staple in all climates, the Gondola will definitely do the trick. Our boards are milled in random lengths up to 86”.
The wear of layer of the Gondola collection is a robust 3.5 mm veneer. Compare this to similar priced products and you will find the competition lacking. Our thick veneers are cut from the finest lumber, giving you the best look and feel that flooring has to offer. These beefy veneers are pressed on top of plywood, bringing the overall thickness of the product to 9/16”, which is considerably thicker than most engineered products.
A flooring product is only as good as the finish that is applied to it. So naturally, we only choose the best. The Gondola Collection is finished using a high performance polyurethane with aluminum oxide, offering exceptional durability. The Gondola Collection come with a 35 year wear warranty.
Its worth noting that Gondola can be installed below, on, or above grade, using nails, staples, glue, or by free floating.