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Shipping Wood Flooring

Shipping Wood Flooring

Shipping wood flooring is easy and affordable with FreightCenter. Get instant quotes to ship wood floors from multiple carriers. Compare and save.

How to Ship Wood Floors

FreightCenter routinely handles shipping wood flooring of all types.

  • Laminate
  • Hardwood
  • Engineered hardwood
  • Bamboo
  • Cork
  • And more…


Whether buying or selling wood flooring, FreightCenter makes shipping wood floors easy and affordable. Follow the suggestions on this page, and you’ll see how.

Shipping wood flooring is usually done via LTL (less-than-truckload) freight hauls. But if you are shipping custom flooring with extra-long planks or enough flooring to cover a vast area in the thousands of square feet, a flatbed truck arranged through our Truckload division is the way to go.


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Why Choose FreightCenter For Wood Flooring Shipping Services?

**Why Choose FreightCenter For Wood Flooring Shipping Services?**

FreightCenter is your premier choice for wood flooring shipping services because we bring a unique blend of expertise, competitive pricing, and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction. As an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business, we proudly offer a legacy of excellence in the freight shipping industry. Our team of seasoned professionals ensures that your wood flooring shipments are handled with precision and care, delivering a seamless shipping experience from pickup to delivery. With our extensive network of carriers and industry partners, we provide highly competitive rates, allowing you to save money without compromising on service quality.

At FreightCenter, we believe in surpassing customer expectations at every step. Our unwavering commitment to exceptional service fosters trust and builds strong relationships with our clients, who rely on us to handle their shipments reliably and efficiently. Over the years and miles, we have developed a respected network of carriers and industry partners dedicated to helping our customers meet their shipping deadlines. By offering tailored solutions that meet the unique requirements of wood flooring shipping, we ensure your products are transported securely and arrive in perfect condition.

When you choose FreightCenter for your wood flooring shipping needs, you choose a logistics leader committed to your success. Our customer-focused approach, award-winning expertise, and cost-effective solutions make us the ideal partner for all your shipping requirements. Let us help you move your wood flooring shipments safely, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

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How Do You Select a Carrier to Ship Wood Flooring if You Need a Flatbed?

FreightCenter’s Truckload division is here to help you find the most suitable carrier if your wood flooring shipment requires a flatbed due to its dimensions or quantity. Our team matches your unique shipping needs with the right transportation solution. By leveraging our extensive network of thousands of regional and national freight trucking companies, we ensure your wood flooring is shipped carefully and efficiently.

We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles, including flatbeds. With relationships established nationwide, trucking companies frequently check with us for available hauls, making FreightCenter your go-to partner for sourcing a flatbed carrier. Our dedicated Truckload division carefully evaluates each carrier to ensure reliability, quality service, and timely delivery for your wood flooring shipment.

When you need a flatbed for shipping wood flooring, our Truckload shipping experts are just a call away at 800.716.7608. Alternatively, you can use our free, instant truckload quote tool to get started immediately. Let us simplify the process by finding and booking the perfect flatbed carrier, ensuring a seamless and cost-effective shipping experience for your wood flooring needs.

How Do You Prepare Flooring for LTL Freight Shipping?

Preparing your wood flooring for LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping is essential to ensure safe and efficient transport. Since your shipment will share the truck with loads from other shippers, it’s crucial to package your flooring to prevent damage during transit and minimize the risk to other cargo. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you prepare your flooring shipment:

Step 1: Follow the Manufacturer’s Shipping Method:

Begin by consulting the manufacturer’s guidelines for shipping wood flooring. Adhering to their recommended method, which is designed specifically for the product, will often yield the best results.

Step 2: Select a Suitable Pallet:

  • – Choose a sturdy shipping pallet that is in good condition.
  • – Make sure the pallet is appropriately sized, allowing enough space for all the boxes without any overhang.

Step 3: Package the Wood Flooring:

  • – Boxed Flooring: If your flooring comes in boxes, ensure each box is intact and undamaged.
  • – Palletize: Stack the boxes on the pallet carefully, ensuring none extend beyond the pallet edges, as pallet overhang is the leading cause of freight damage.
  • – Strap or Band: Secure the boxes to the pallet using high-quality straps or bands to prevent shifting during transport.

Step 4: Protect Against Moisture and Impact:

  • – Wrapping: Wrap the palletized flooring with waterproof material to protect it from moisture.
  • – Corner Protectors: Apply corner protectors or edge boards to the pallet to shield edges from impact.
  • – Stretch Wrap: Use stretch wrap to secure the pallet and provide additional moisture protection.

Step 5: Block and Brace Premium Wood Flooring:

  • – If shipping premium wood flooring in crates, ensure it’s securely wrapped and banded to prevent internal shifting.
  • – Blockage or additional bracing should be used to stabilize the flooring within the crate during transit.

Step 6: Label the Shipment Properly:

  • – Attach clear and accurate shipping labels to the pallet.
  • – Include “Fragile” or “Handle with Care” labels where appropriate.

Step 7: Document the Shipment:

  • – Take photographs of the prepared pallet from multiple angles for insurance purposes.
  • – Complete the Bill of Lading (BOL) with accurate and detailed information about your shipment.

By following these steps, you can prepare your wood flooring shipment for LTL freight shipping securely and efficiently, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring safe transit. If you have any concerns or need expert advice, contact FreightCenter’s shipping specialists for assistance at 800.716.7608 or use our online tools for an instant quote.

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Shipping Wood Flooring FAQ

Q. How do you ship wood flooring?


Q. Can wood flooring be shipped internationally via freight?


Yes, freight shipping allows for international shipments of wood flooring. However, consider customs regulations, import/export restrictions, and any required documentation when shipping wood flooring to another country.

Q. How long does it take to ship wood flooring via freight?


The shipping time for wood flooring via freight varies depending on the distance, mode of transportation, carrier’s transit times, and any customs clearance required for international shipments. Domestic shipments typically take a few days to a week, while international shipments may take longer.

Q. Are there any specific packaging requirements for shipping wood flooring via freight?


While there are no universal packaging requirements, it’s crucial to use sturdy and secure packaging materials to protect wood flooring during transit. Consider wooden crates or reinforced boxes for added protection.

Q. Are there any restrictions on shipping wood flooring via freight?


There are no specific restrictions on shipping wood flooring via freight, but freight carriers have their own guidelines for handling different types of cargo. Ensure compliance with the carrier’s regulations to ensure a smooth shipping process.