Hardwood flooring and Wide Plank Wood Flooring has long been a favorite of both architects and homeowners. There's simply no other
building material that offers the same warmth and durability of natural wood. Launstein has grown to become North America's leading
manufacturer and distributor of 3/8" Hardwood Plank Flooring.
Don D. Launstein
president, Launstein Hardwoods
The company began as Launstein Sawmills back in 1956 when Don Launstein, just out of high school, leased a single portable sawmill that
he hauled from woodlot to woodlot. Shortly there after, he went into partnership with his father, who supervised the pallet division
while Don continued to run the sawmill operation. Launstein Hardwoods, as the business became known, now covers a 27 acre complex just
outside of Mason, Michigan, and includes a wholesale Plank hardwood Floor distribution yard and retail store.
In 1976 the company began manufacturing 3/4" and 3/8" Hardwood Floors products, borrowing their unique eased edge tongue and groove technology
from the company's already successful wall covering business.
After six years the decision was made to discontinue 3/4" flooring and concentrate on manufacturing a superior quality, cost effective 3/8"
solid hardwood product. The result is a far more economical flooring system that offers both environmental and structural benefits over traditional