Finishes & Details
Finishes & Sheens

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.



Hand-Scraped Edges


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.

Stair Accessories

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.

Registers, Trim, & Baseboard

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.

Custom Patterns

Shannon & Waterman can customize any part of your wood flooring to provide a completely seamless look. From custom patterns and panels, S&W; can provide the look you desire. Available upon request.




Warranties, Maintenance & Care

Shannon & Waterman Custom Wide Plank Flooring Residential and Light Commercial Hardwood Warranties may be viewed here. Preventative maintenance and regular care are also included on page 6 of the warranty document.

Installation should be completed to the expectations of the attached NWFA Guidelines

  • General Guidelines
  • Installation Guidelines Section 1
      • Chapter 1: Jobsite Conditions
      • Chapter 2: Acclimation and Conditioning of Wood Flooring
      • Chapter 3: Moisture Guideline Testing and Vapor Retarders
  • Installation Guidelines Section 2
      • Chapter 4: Wood Subfloor Guidelines
      • Chapter 5: Concrete Subfloor Guidelines
      • Chapter 6: Installing a Subfloor Over Concrete
  • Installation Guidelines Section 3
      • Chapter 7: Parquet Installation
      • Chapter 8: Engineered Wood Flooring Installation
      • Chapter 9: Soild Strip and Plank Flooring Installation
      • Chapter 10: Installation Over Existing Floors
  • Installation Guidelines Section 4
      • Appendix A: Safety Guidelines
      • Appendix D: Moisture Content by Area – U.S.
      • Appendix E: Moisture Content by Area – Canada
      • Appendix F: Fastener Schedule
      • Appendix G: Trammel Point Method
      • Appendix H: Radiant Heat Installations
      • Appendix I: Installation Over Screeds
      • Appendix J: Sound Control
      • Appendix K: Trim and Thresholds
      • Appendix L: Sample Specifications
      • Appendix M: Jobsite Checklist
  • Installation Guidelines Glossary

Room Temperature and Relative Humidity

The room temperature must be within a range of 60 – 80° F, with relative humidity in a range of 35 – 55%. The floor and subfloor must be within 2% of relative humidity of each other. These environmental conditions are specified as pre-installation requirements and should be maintained for the life of the product. Environmental conditions consistently outside of these parameters could result in product performance problems that would not be covered under these warranties. For more detail refer to the most current NWFA Installation Guidelines.