Learn About Hardwood
| Why Choose Hardwood?
Hardwood has a character that really shines through, and there's a hardwood for every look — from smooth, glossy traditional strips to wide, weathered planks. The natural grains, knots and imperfections of hardwood are true to nature and lend your home a warm, authentic flavor that will impress you for years. Fill your home with character as you prepare to fill it with memories.
Today's offerings are milled and finished using techniques that result in much lower maintenance than in years past. So you get the character you want for your home in flooring that's designed to stay looking great for years.Hardwood also is versatile. It sets an indelible tone throughout the home that is time-honored and true. From the warm, pale tones of Southern Yellow Pine to the deep, dark chocolate of Black Walnut, there are many species of hardwood to choose from. One of them is sure to resonate with you.
We’re Experts in Regional, Reclaimed and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-Certified Hardwood
Our hardwood division, Schumacher & Co. Custom Hardwood Floors, is Greater Cincinnati’s leading supplier of sustainably harvested hardwood. We have multiple sources of reclaimed flooring made from deconstructed barns and other structures. In addition, we have the area’s widest selection of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified flooring products, and regional hardwoods – those that are made within 500 miles of Cincinnati.
Schumacher & Co. also is the only flooring retailer in southern Ohio to have FSC certification, which means we are the only retailer in the region who can supply FSC-certified hardwood that counts for credit under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system. Get more information here.
These tools, coupled with more than 80 years of experience, mean we give you the highest level of expert assistance in selecting and installing your new hardwood floor. Through our Natural Interiors® Scorecard program, we also can show you all of a product’s third-party certifications, verifying a product’s sustainability.
Indoor-Air Friendly Finishes
Prefinished hardwood floors come in an array of finishes. We can tell you which have FloorScore® GREENGUARD® and other third-party verified testing results that ensure the air quality in your home is not affected by chemicals released by the flooring.
Prefer a Hardwood Floor That's Finished On-Site?
We are the only company in the region to offer a proven range of low- and zero-VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) coatings for site-finished floors. These include plant-based oils. Read more here.Want to learn more? Stop by our Cincinnati showroom or click here to contact a member of our knowledgeable staff today →