WHY MONARCH

OUR WOOD

At Monarch Plank we create the finest handcrafted wide-plank hardwood flooring, finished with the latest European coloring and texturing techniques. Our floors feature top-quality construction for superior stability, sawn top layers, and long length boards. All of our Oak floors are made with Western European Oak, which we believe provides the best canvas for creating beautiful floors. American and Russian Oak simply cannot compare to the fine grain structure and color of true European Oak. Click here to learn more about why we don't use Russian Oak, for environmental, aesthetic and performance reasons.

OUR PRODUCTS

Monarch Plank Prefinished Engineered Flooring - in a variety of collections and price levels, stocked and ready for shipment.

Monarch Plank Artisan’s Preferred Unfinished Engineered Flooring - favored by craftsmen who choose to finish their own flooring. Featuring a marine-grade Birch plywood substrate and thick, sawn top layers in European Oak, Walnut and Hickory. Get all the longevity of solid wood flooring with superior stability. There is no finer unfinished wood flooring on the market.

Monarch Plank ‘Finished-to-Order’ Prefinished Engineered Flooring – finished in our California factory using our Artisan’s Preferred unfinished platform. Choose from one of our gorgeous standard offerings, or create your own custom floor. Let your imagination be our guide.

Custom Parquet - patterns that bring old world elegance into the most discerning spaces.

Matching Moldings - including stair treads, to ensure that every last detail of your floor is complete.

 

OUR FINISHES

At Monarch Plank, we believe that a floor finish should enhance the natural beauty of the wood, not cover it. Many of our collections are coated with European oil finishes, which penetrate into the wood to become an integral part of it, rather than forming an artificial barrier on top. For those who prefer a more maintenance free floor, we are also proud to offer several collections of flooring coated with a matte urethane finish that mimics the look of oil, but requires less care.


Monarch Plank has been a leader in the use of advanced coloring techniques. Some of our most complex colors start with smoked or carbonized wood, where the wood color is changed from within before applying anything to it. Other floors are colored with products that create color by interacting with the natural compounds (tannins) in the wood. These ‘reactive stains’ provide a natural richness and variation that cannot be achieved with the pigments used in most stains and oils. Reactive stains can also be used to create antique effects that look truly authentic, giving the floors a time-worn appeal that is otherwise impossible to replicate. Because our unique coloring processes interact with rather than hiding the natural variation of the wood, each floor is uniquely its own and cannot be duplicated.

Monarch Plank floors come in a wide variety of textures, including wire-brushed, hand-brushed, sand-blasted, and hand-scraped options. If you have a texture in mind that you don’t see among our standard collections, the master craftsmen in our California factory can texture your Monarch Plank ‘Finished-to-Order’ flooring to exactly your specifications.

OUR TEAM

The Monarch Plank Design Team works closely with top designers and European finish manufacturers, constantly experimenting with the latest products and processes. At the same time, we are committed to creating top-quality floors, and are careful not to introduce anything that hasn’t been thoroughly tested and proven. With nearly a century of hardwood flooring experience, we understand the importance of performance.

Monarch Plank is connected to a network of skilled hardwood flooring professionals who represent and install our floors reliably. Our installation partners include many of the most respected craftsmen in our industry. The entire team at Monarch Plank works hard to ensure that our flooring meets your requirements and expectations, from initial design to project completion.


We would like to assist you in beautifying your home to make your dream floor a reality and a unique reflection of you. We look forward to hearing from you.
 
Monarch Plank is a Galleher Corporation company. Galleher has been distributing floor covering products on the West Coast for more than 76 years, leading the industry in designing, manufacturing, and distributing floor covering products for both residential and commercial applications.