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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.

  • 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.

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

If you ship wood flooring in dimensions and quantities that call for a flatbed, FreightCenter’s Truckload division is available to find a suitable carrier for your shipment.

We maintain relationships with thousands of regional and national freight trucking companies nationwide who check with us for available hauls.

We excel at finding and booking specialty vehicles. If you need a specialty vehicle such as a flatbed, we’re here to help, Call our Truckload shipping experts at 800.716.7608 to learn more, or use our free, instant truckload quote tool to get started.

How Do You Prepare Flooring for LTL Freight Shipping?

You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. Your cargo must be packaged so it will not be damaged in transit and will not present a danger to other shipments on the truck.

Following the manufacturer’s shipping method is usually the best practice. Some wood floors are shipped in boxes strapped or banded to a shipping pallet. It is critical that the boxes not extend beyond the edges of the pallet at any point, as pallet overhang is the #1 cause of damage to freight in transit.

Premium wood flooring may be wrapped in material to protect it from moisture and banded or blocked to keep the wood flooring from shifting within the crate during transit.

How to Compare the Costs of Shipping Wood Flooring From Trusted Carriers

FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers’ rates and expected transit times in seconds. Your first step is to get an instant online freight shipping quote.

Then, you choose which carrier you want to handle your shipment. FreightCenter takes care of the rest. Your first step is to get an instant online freight shipping quote.

  • Enter the dimensions, weight, relevant zip codes and freight class (if you know it) into the quote form.

  • You’ll see a list of qualified carriers for your shipment, along with their quote and estimated transit time. Choose your carrier and book your shipment.

  • A FreightCenter expert will review your shipment and check for accuracy.

  • Once the shipment is scheduled, you’ll receive your bill of lading and other paperwork.

  • Double check that all information is correct.

What if You Need Help?

FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the assistance of real live shipping experts who are here to help you.

Need help booking your wood flooring shipment? Questions about packaging? Have questions or concerns after you’ve booked your shipment? Our shipping experts are available to answer your questions.

Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind. Get your free quote now, or give us a call at 800.716.7608.

Shipping Wood Flooring

Shipping Wood Flooring FAQ


Q. How do you ship wood flooring?


Q. Can wood flooring be shipped internationally via freight?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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?

A. 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.

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