Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hardwood Floors Portland, A City That Knows Its Woods

Acacia Wood Flooring
Living in a city so familiar with wood products and hardwood floors, Portland dwellers are some pretty savvy wood flooring buyers. At Stone+Wood Outlet, we carry lots of the traditional favorites, like Oak and Maple, but we also like being able to offer some species you're not going to find everywhere else, like the beautiful Acacia Rosewood you see above as well as many other beautiful exotic woods. Below is an absolutely stunning Tigerwood bathroom:

Tigerwood Wood FlooringWhen it comes to hardwood floors, Portland expects the best and greatest variety, which, thankfully, keeps us at Stone+Wood Outlet on our toes. We're proud to house one of the greatest collections of hardwood flooring species in the city, as well a vast selection of decking, tile, stone, and laminate. Come down and take a look!

We've also revamped our commercial as of late. Many of you sports fans may already have seen it, but if not, here it is:

Monday, November 23, 2009

Discount Wood Flooring at Stone+Wood Outlet in Portland Oregon

Discount Wood Flooring at Stone+Wood Outlet in Portland Oregon

Stone+Wood Outlet is proud to bring you some of the best discount wood flooring deals in the industry. We're proud because not only are you getting great prices, but there is absolutely no compromise on quality. Stone+Wood Outlet can offer great deals because we make smart buys in bulk and then pass the savings on to you. Through industry experience we find liquidations and close outs and bring those products to market at astoundingly low prices. Best of all? We bring you our discount wood flooring today because we have it all in stock. No special ordering, no added price, and best of all, no waiting.

One of our best wood flooring discounts at the moment is on our beautiful Bacana Chestnut engineered flooring. This elegant yet durable hardwood is available for just $1.89/sf! This is real engineered wood flooring available for you to take home today. With a Janka hardness rating of 1,420 lbs, Bacana is even harder than White Oak and features a rich brown chestnut stain that gives the wood gorgeous depth and a sophistcated look.

Our Chestnut Bacana is just one of the many discount wood flooring materials we have available at Stone+Wood Outlet, so stop by and check out our vast selection of wood flooring options, as well as all of our other beautiful discount building materials for your home. You can also have a look at our online product catalog of products before you come in to get some ideas. Working up a good home improvement wish list is a perfect post-turkey dinner activity.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Flooring and resale...

When most people select new flooring for their home they probably aren't thinking too much about how the choice would affect resale, but since flooring is one great way to add value to your home, it is something you should consider.  Many people try to go the safe route with an unstained oak or pine.  While this choice will look nice in most homes it just doesn't have the "wow" factor.  With all the choices out today- there is something for everyone.  You can go rustic, hand-scraped, exotics, brushed, etc.-some of these are more of a "risk" than others- but selecting something in warm brown or red tones can create an instant impression to guests of your home and more importantly potential buyers. 

Come in today and check out our selection of hardwoods and exotics that say "wow"!  Also check us out on YouTube.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Exotic Hardwood

Today I quoted a customer for some Bolivian Rosewood 3" what was interesting about this was the realization by myself and the customer of how many different names this one product uses within the industry. I found a product called Sirari which is also a name for Bolivian Rosewood and then found others. So, be aware that many times a product in the exotic category can have many names. Also, wood comes in different grades so ask which grade you are getting. They are from top to bottom: Clear, Select, #1 Common and #2 Common. Many mills will mix the products to make a "Select and Better" product or a mix of Clear and Select. By mixing grades they can often get their pricing down to a more palatable price while keeping the look rich. If you have any questions about this feel free to visit our site at

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fall Decking

I have been getting quite a few calls from people thinking about doing their deck prior to the onset of winter but concerned about getting it done in time. My advice is to do it NOW and the main reason is price. Right now most companies like and are trying to liquidate inventory prior to winter. This is creating awesome opportunities to buy decking for up to 50% off the normal list pricing. So, consider Cumaru 1x6 decking which sold this summer for $2.99 and is now as low as $1.99!

Monday, September 28, 2009 - Discount Wood Decking Web Site

Wood Decking is a relatively new item for us here at Stone+Wood Outlet. We started out by choosing some of the finest tropical hardwood decking products that were not being distributed in our region. We chose TigerWood, Cumaru, Angelim Pedra and Select Grade Ipe.

Pictured above is our Angelim Pedra, not the most popular option, but certainly a great choice in terms of durability. Once it is stained with an oil finish it looks fantastic.

Our sister company in New Hampshire, Uncle Hildes Lumber Outlet, also carries a great variety of exterior decking products. They carry a similar array of naturally durable hardwoods as well as several varieties of Composite Decking including Fiberon and Sensibuilt.

We've decided to join forces on an internet market project and have officially opened Our goal is to provide the best possible customer service along with great pricing and a huge selection of products. Check out the new web site at

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall is in the air...

As the days get shorter and the temperature goes from beautiful to brisk at sunset-why not get started on one of the home improvement projects that you have been putting off? Gone are the days of fighting the heat and trying to stay cool any time you exert energy. What better time to extend your living space with a beautiful, exotic wood deck. Maybe your flooring is outdated- wouldn't it be nice to head into the holiday season with a beautiful new hardwood or tile floor? Come in to Stonewood Outlet and see the great selection of high quality, low cost products to make your home a showplace. We have a great variety for any size space. What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

For your next home improvement project, skip the home improvement super stores!

Many people start their search for flooring, decking, and building materials at one of the home improvement super stores. It seems like the quick and easy way to go at first glance. The customer service seems employee might even walk you to the precise spot you are seeking- but can they really know their products? At Stone+Wood Lumber Outlet you will always be greeted by a friendly knowledgable employee (and there's a good chance you'll be greeted by the owner). They are highly educated in the products that they offer and they can give you advice on proper installation, what product might be best for your flooring or decking needs, and you will get a highly competive price to boot.

As you start making plans for your next flooring or decking project, skip the giant home improvement stores and find the real service and value at Stone+Wood Lumber Outlet!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

What flooring product is durable, water resistant, easy to maintain and looks amazing for years?

Ceramic and porcelain tile! For an affordable, attractive, and versatile flooring option for any room in your house- ceramic tile is the choice for you. What other product is resistant to stains, impervious to water damage, and will not show the effects of normal daily wear? Through the use of ceramic tile you can make your room look larger, add beautiful design features, and increase the value of your home.

Come in today and check out our large selection of ceramic tile and trim pieces. We have a huge selection of sizes, colors, and accents.

Friday, July 17, 2009

A beautiful backyard deck can create an entirely new living space!

Is space in your home getting cramped? Now is a great time to invest in your home- and give yourself some extra living space with a beautiful exotic wood deck. By selecting an exotic species such as Ipe, Brazilian Redwood, and Angelim Pedra you are not only adding that much needed space to your home, you are also adding a durable product that is environmentally friendly.

Stop by Stone+Wood Lumber Outlet today to get started on your new decking project!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It runs in the family!

Our whole family has been very excited about being in business for ourselves. Our oldest son has secret desires to be the company spokesman. Here he is in his first ever- totally unrehearsed "commercial". Next time I'll tell him that every pitch-man I have ever seen keeps his shirt on.

Take our boy's advice. Come in today for great prices on hardwood flooring, ceramic, stone, decking materials, and counter tops. You won't be disappointed!

Cumaru Decks are coming to Portland Oregon

1x6 Cumaru Hardwood Decking | 5/4x6 Cumaru Hardwood Decking

Stone+Wood Outlet will be stocking Cumaru decking beginning July 15th. We have lengths ranging from 8' to 20' with prices starting at $2.49/LF for 1x6-8' and 1x6-10' and $3.09/LF for 5/4x6-8' and 5/4x6-10'.

Our Cumaru is First Export Grade, top of the line quality, and kiln dried down to 10% MC for maximum stability.

Stone+Wood Outlet also carries high quality SuperDeck Duckback Exotic Hardwood Oil Sealer in Clear and Walnut stain.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Discount Tile Flooring from $0.49/SF

Are you serious? $0.49/SF! StoneWood Outlet just bought 200,000 SF of tile flooring from the now defunct "The Tile Source Store" - a major distributor of ceramic and porcelain tile.

We're blowing it out!!! Come on down to either the Yeon or 82nd Street location and check out the goods. 503.222.9663

Here's a few shots of the warehouse before we started moving the 10+ truckloads of specialty Italian, Spanish and Mexican tile back to our warehouses.

Click here for more information.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Life as the wife of a "Flooring Guy"...

As the wife of a “flooring guy” I have developed a deep appreciation for anything flooring over the years. It’s impossible to walk into a restaurant, a mall, or even a friend’s house without some recognition of what is covering the floors. Every home we have lived in over the past 13 years has had a flooring makeover. We recognized early on that we could add quick value as well as beauty with this relatively inexpensive update.

When the opportunity arose in the fantastic Portland market to get into business for ourselves we were excited about the prospects. After 15 years of experience in every aspect of the flooring business, my husband finally took the leap into self-employment. We wanted Stone+Wood Outlet to be the type of place that we would shop. We offer a great selection with a huge in-stock selection (which we would have loved when we were working on our flooring projects!) with something for everyone’s taste. When you enter our warehouse, you’ll see hardwood, stone, ceramic, laminate, and even decking. You’ll be greeted by our knowledgeable and personable staff- and very likely you’ll have the unique pleasure of working with my husband! (Tell Steve that Lisa sent you!)

We have always appreciated the beauty and diversity of tile. We are very excited about our recent acquisition of beautiful, high end tile- that we will be offering to the public at amazing prices. If you are in the market for tile…or will be in the near future- you owe it to yourself to check out this special offering. Tile looks great in the traditional rooms-bathrooms and kitchens, but it also creates a sophisticated living and family room. We found one of our favorite uses of tile has been in the homes where we had a combination of kitchen/breakfast nook/family room. We used a large 18x18 tile in a dark, natural state tile which had a lovely appearance, hid dirt well, and was easy to care for. We hope that you give Stone+Wood Outlet a chance. Stop by and say hello to Steve- remember, tell him Lisa sent you.!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Portland Area Discount Retailer of Flooring, Decking and Tile Expands

Stone+Wood Outlet, Portland, Oregon area retailer, is pleased to announce it has opened a second store to serve the East side of Portland, Oregon. The new store, located at 9907 SE 82nd Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086, carries the full line of Hardwood Flooring, Decking, Tile Flooring and Stone Products. The location was formerly a Portland area icon - The Tool Peddler, one of the leading discount stores for wood working tools.

Stone+Wood specializes in discounts, close-outs, over-stocks, liquidations and any other good deals it can find on material. Unlike the typical retail flooring store, we have inventory at our stores! We keep it in stock so you can avoid the waiting for 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. Take it home today!

Stone+Wood's Hardwood Flooring line consists of Prefinished Solid Exotic and Domestic Woods including Brazilian Cherry, Ipe, TigerWood, Cumaru, White Oak, Red Birch, Acacia and more. We offer Engineered Flooring and Handscraped flooring as well. With prices starting at $1.99 per SF for hardwood flooring, we offer the DIY consumer a huge variety of in stock options for flooring.

Stone+Wood's line up of exterior decking for the Summer include naturally durable hardwoods such as TigerWood, Angelim Pedra, Ipe, Brazilian Redwood and Sensibuilt Composite decking from Fiberon Composites. These are all close out items and are being sold for 20-40% under the typical retail price. We sell only the highest quality decking materials in naturally durable, strong and hard, tropical hardwoods and composites. Any of these materials will far outlast the typical softwood Western Red Cedar or Redwood deck. Build it once to last.

Breaking News: Stone+Wood just purchased the remaining inventory from The Tile Source Store in Portland, Oregon. Formerly a popular wholesaler to Portland area retailers, The Tile Source Store specialized in high end Italian, Spanish and Mexican Stone Tiles. We have over 350 pallets of material that will be arriving at our stores over the next week, including a fantastic selection of colors, styles and textures. As part of this purchase, we have received an amazing number of trims, edgings and corners; we’ll be selling it all at deep discounts.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Stone+Wood Lumber Outlet

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Welcome to the Stone+Wood Lumber Outlet blog!

We are the leading low-price discount retailer of Hardwood Flooring, Decking, Lumber, Stone, Slate, Tile and Granite in Portland, Oregon.

We specialize in discounts, close-outs, discontinued items, and factory direct purhases. And we pass the savings on to our customers.

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