We’re here to guide you through the process of selecting the finish and the sheen to achieve your perfect custom look. Our state of the art finishing facility offers a controlled environment that carefully recreates the “on-site finished look” minus the challenges that occur in the field. Shannon & Waterman’s pre-finished floors let you see the finished product prior to installation, allowing you to place each board in the perfect spot to further customize the look of your installation.
An important part of your wood flooring aesthetic is texture — it helps create depth and captures the natural character and beauty of the wood. Add texture with brushing, hand-scraping or a combination of both. For a subtle touch consider hand-scraping just the plank edges to add a unique distinction between each plank. Or, choose not to add any texture and keep the wood smooth — the choice is yours.
First developed in the 1500s in France, a cerused finish means “to treat (wood or a wooden object) with a white pigment to accentuate the grain.” A cerused finish highlights the contrast between the grain and the rest of the surface. Oak is the go-to choice for a cerused finish due to its characteristic open grain, however other hardwoods, like ash and hickory, also work well.
Allow us to help you select the wood flooring construction that works best for your project — either solid or engineered. Solid wood expands and contracts with changes in your relative humidity and with our 3/4″ solid wood, you’ll experience a more authentic look with natural movement during seasonal changes. Or, select one of our engineered wood flooring platforms if you prefer a more refined look that is less likely to change with humidity and can be installed above and below grade.
We offer two engineered wood platforms: Standard and Ultimate. Standard is a 4 mm decorative wear layer mounted to a 15 mm Baltic Birch core. Ultimate is a 3-ply construction that sandwiches a 11 mm Baltic Birch core between a 4 mm decorative top wear layer and 4 mm Oak bottom layer, for the ultimate in balance and stability.
Shannon & Waterman can also provide hand finished stair parts and floor registers to complement your floors. Being that we do this by hand, we will offer a close match with the understanding that we are not always going to be able to create the identical look created on our flooring line.
Shannon & Waterman can customize any part of your wood flooring to provide a completely seamless look. From custom floor registers, to your baseboard and trim, Shannon & Waterman can do the best.