Low Country Flooring - Dream Homes

June 2021
Written By: 
Grand Strand Magazine Staff
Photographs by: 
Scott Smallin

Low Country Flooring has become known as the most reputable and well-known hardwood floor company on the Grand Strand. 

Founded in 1992, Low Country Flooring immediately became the Grand Strand’s most highly esteemed flooring craftsmen. The skilled team is up for every job, managing projects with the skill and experience its clients have come to expect. The company provides hardwood consultations for new home construction as well as remodeling projects. Low Country Flooring ‘s clients range from Kiawah Island escapes and Prince George beach-front mansions to historic Georgetown plantations and centuries old houses along the Battery in Charleston. The featured project is a new construction at Yankee’s Paradise at Waccamaw River in Pawleys Island.

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Our goal is to make sure every client understands why they need to take the time to educate themselves on the technical aspects of hardwood flooring. Having this understanding is the best way to add value to your home. We also pride ourselves on providing the highest quality hardwood flooring as well as sand and finishing work on the coast of South Carolina. Low Country Flooring is the area’s only hardwood flooring craftsmen with true Atomic Dust Containment capabilities. 

What did you love most about this project? 
The homeowners wanted to start with a canvas that was versatile, yet trendy and timeless. While the debate in Pawleys Island is typically over antique heart pine, the owners of this waterway home landed on a stunning engineered, old growth white oak, custom made for the Coast of South Carolina and her humidity swings. This is a distinctive tight grain pattern not found in a typical white oak flooring. To emphasize the natural beauty of this hardwood, after sanding, the guys buffed on a European oil and then top-coated for durability. This custom-oiling process was done on site with our dust containment units and non-toxic finishes. The hardwood runs throughout the entire first floor. By selecting the right material, this homeowner was able to achieve the uniform look she wanted. The custom staircase, just inside the front door,  has the detail to make it a work of art. Each step tread, made from the same old-growth white oak as the flooring, was made extra thick and routed on the bottom to fit flush with each metal plate. Nosing was also custom made on-site. In addition to the flooring, Low Country Flooring provided two river-recovered pecky cypress mantles, one inside and one outside, both oiled to rich perfection. Both mantles were recovered from a local river in the Pawleys Island area.

Low Country Flooring
8171 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
(843) 543-9663 / (843) 293-9663
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