In 1985 when Mullican Flooring was founded, the Everest of its ambition was to produce the best quality flooring the world had ever seen. The founders were aware that the road to this goal was a combination of advanced kiln–drying techniques, precision milling and uncompromisingly ruthless standards of inspection.
Mullican's main timber source is the Appalachian Mountains, known for slow–growing, prime hardwood which is shipped to their five manufacturing facilities in the US. Each piece of timber is then uniformly planked and placed in a sophisticated kiln where the drying process is monitored under clinical conditions. It is then milled to precise tolerances and scrupulously inspected. This attention to detail ensures ease of installation and years of enjoyment for the homeowner.
Mullican is equally conscious about its environmental responsibilities. There is no process wastage, right from the harvesting stage. Scrap, bark and waste from the tree is used as mulch while chips are used to fuel the kilns during the drying process. Dedicated to forest management, Mullican procures raw material only from sustainable, renewable sources thus ensuring a plentiful supply of forest for generations to follow.
Mullican's product range encompasses solid hardwood floors – prefinished and unfinished, and engineered hardwood flooring – prefinished, unfinished and moldings. Species of indigenous hardwood floors include oak, maple, cherry, hickory, walnut and beech. In the exotic series the hardwoods are imported like Australian cypress, Brazilian cherry, Santos Mahogany, tigerwood and several others. The Austin Springs collection of engineered hardwood floors features the 5–G installation locking system which permits fast, secure installation.