Northern Exotics Collection
Carton: 25.6 sq.ft. (45 lbs)
Dimensions: 3/8" x 5" x 47.5" (30% random length)
Finish: WearMax DWR ( 2X More Water Resistant)
Construction: 2mm top and bottom face rotary sliced veneer on a revolutionary 360° core
Edge Profile: Valinge 2G Click & Lock
Edge Style: 30 degree and small pillowed bevel on all edges
Wood Species: American Black Walnut, Hard Maple and Red Oak
Hardness Rating (Dent Resistance): varies by species
Character Grade: varies by species
Surface Texture: Smooth
Veneer Type: Rotary Cut
Wood is a product of nature. Variations of color, grain, texture, and character are natural occurrences. Small areas of open, unfilled mineral marks and knots are a natural part of the wood grade and are not product defects.
The Industries Best Finish (2X MORE WATER & WEAR RESISTANT)
360° Core (EXTREME DENT RESISTANCE)
WHY 360° CORE?
WHAT IS IT?
EXTREME DURABILITY AND DENT RESISTANCE
From the Forest developed an engineered top layer veneer that is protected by eight layers of durable top coat. WearMax™ finish combined with an impact resistant 360° high-density fiberboard that is composed of the most dense & durable woods, provide a superior performance core for maximum durability and strength. This combination makes the flooring two times more resistant to wear from long term use.
From the Forest’s superior engineered hardwood collections are backed with a Limited Lifetime Residential Warranty and a 10 Year Light Commercial Warranty for peace of mind.
360° ENGINEERED HARDWOOD CONSTRUCTION
The veneer is so thin because that is how much we trust the core!
WHAT IS 360 ° CORE?
Core 360° High Density Fiberboard (HDF) is the "middle layer" located between the top and bottom veneers. This "key ingredient" is a big contributor to the success and performance of From The Forest products. It is the densest core you can find and out preforms plywood.
Core 360° High Density Fiberboard (HDF) is made with 100% pre-consumer recycled forest content, composed of wood fiber extracted from chips and pulped wood waste of the densest & durable woods for superior performance. The multi-directional wood fibers and consistent density throughout the core ensure flooring boards will lay flat.
Core 360° High Density Fiberboard (HDF) has a density consistent at 57 pounds per cubic foot with a swelling coefficient of 6%. In comparison, plywood core has a density consistent at 42 pounds per cubic foot with a swelling coefficient of 18% - 20%. Designed to absorb impact, engineered wood floors with Core 360° are two times more resistant to dent, wear, and moisture than any other hardwood floor.
Core 360° High Density Fiberboard (HDF) Core is 93120 Phase 2 CARB Compliant. No Added Formaldehyde.
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Installation Profile Details
DIY Easy Installation
Preserving our natural resources and environment are important at From The Forest. The raw materials used for the flooring products are sourced only from managed forests in the United States and our wear resistant, ceramic top coats, and stains are water-based (zero VOC) and UV cured to protect air quality and our adhesives meet the highest standards for air emissions. Our lumber is purchased from suppliers within 500 miles of our factory that have active reforestation programs and share our environmental responsibility with FSC certifications. Only a portion of mature trees are cut, leaving other mature trees for seeding purposes, and smaller trees for future logging. We are committed to sustainable forest management and we encourage the use of wood as an environmentally acceptable and renewable material. We have not and will not purchase lumber from any supplier involved in improper practices.
- -100% of raw materials are sourced only from FSC certified sawmills and strict chain of custody standards are in place for all raw materials
- -All raw materials are sourced within 500 miles of our factory
- -Formaldehyde free adhesives used in the construction of the flooring - 100% CARB Compliance with Zero VOC’s
- -All topcoats are WearMax DWR and protect air quality
- -All products are GREENGUARD certified
Why Wood & Why Engineered?
Nothing beats the beauty of real wood– Real wood products portray a sense of elegance and class that does not go unnoticed. Imitation products will never be able to compare.
Every plank is unique - Wood is a product of nature, and because of this, it allows for a new unique characteristic on every plank. The unique nature of wood is what makes it so sophisticated.
Environment – Wood products are renewable and substantially better for the environment over all other materials that are used to imitate the look of wood.
Safety –Scientific Research has shown that Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) products have cytotoxicity/allergenicity components and are combustible. Cytotoxicity/ allergenicity components can create health issues and cause damage to living tissue in humans and pets through exposure. Combustible building products may release smoke, toxic gasses and other chemical compounds when exposed to elevated temperatures. This may have a hazardous impact on building occupants, neighborhoods, first responders and the environment. Wood products are natural and do not have any of these risk factors associated.
Durability – Constructed to have enhanced stability and more resistance to daily wear, tear and buckling and offers an extremely durable coating capable of withstanding treatment.
Resistance - Dimensionally very stable preventing the wood from expanding and contracting during fluctuations of humidity and temperature.
Radiant Heat Compatibility - Majority of engineered hardwood offerings can be installed over radiant heat.
Installation Capability - Can be installed on all grade levels in a variety of different ways including nailing, gluing, floating and stapling. Many handy homeowners could even do it themselves!
About From The Forest
Made in the USA - Weston, Wisconsin is in the middle of the North American hardwood supply, reducing the environmental footprint as well as inventory and transportation costs. All raw materials are sourced within 500 miles of our factory.
Environmentally Focused – Strict chain of custody standards are followed, and all raw material is purchased from FSC certified sawmills. CARB compliant with zero VOC’s. Earn LEED credit on your project when using our 360° core products.
Best Top Coat in the Industry – WearMax DWR is used on all of our products and is the most water repellent as well as scratch, scuff and wear resistant finish in the industry.
Service - Midwest values with an experienced team of customer service and product engineers that will design and make wood flooring that looks great and performs exceptionally.
Value Priced Products - Due to efficient raw material sourcing from North American forests and innovative manufacturing processes.
Flexible Manufacturing and Creative Product Solutions - Allows customers many product features to choose from so they can customize and offer unique solutions.
More about From The Forest
Located in Central Wisconsin, From The Forest is proud to be an innovative, American Engineered Hardwood manufacturing company that sources all its material from North America sense 2007. Overcoming much adversity, From The Forest has thrived, solidifying the company's decision to keep the business in North America. Founded by industry veteran Tryggvi Magnusson, leads his team to understand the responsibility of producing high performing, beautiful flooring products at a competitive price. With over 100 Years of combined wood flooring manufacturing experience, our customers benefit from this by knowing the products are designed for stability and long-term wear.
Care & Cleaning
The ONLY approved method for cleaning your From The Forest hardwood is to use our From The Forest Hardwood cleaner or just a damp mop and water. It is important to make sure the moisture content is a limited amount so that it will evaporate almost immediately. Standing water and hardwood floors do not mix!
If a scratch should occur, we recommend using WearMax Scratch Concealer. WearMax Scratch Concealer can be used on any flooring with a ceramic based finish, along with wood touch up markers.
CLICK AND LOCK DO IT YOURSELF INSTALLATION
- -Installs on all grade levels (basement approved)
- -Installation Methods: glue, float, nail or staple
- -Approved for installation over hydronic radiant heat