Whether you're buying or selling wood flooring, FreightCenter makes shipping wood flooring easy and affordable for you. Follow the suggestions on this page and you'll see how.
FreightCenter routinely handles shipping wood flooring of all types.
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 very large area in the thousands of square feet, a flatbed truck arranged through our Truckload division is the way to go.
If you are shipping wood flooring in dimensions and quantities that call for a flatbed, FreightCenter's Truckload division is available to find the right carrier for your shipment. We maintain relationships with thousands of regional and national freight trucking companies throughout the country 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 800.716.7882 to learn more or use our free online quote tool to get started right away.
You save money with LTL (less-than-truckload) freight shipping because your shipment shares the truck with loads from other shippers. It's important that your cargo 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 flooring is shipped in boxes that are strapped or banded to a shipping pallet. It is critical that the boxes not extend beyond the edges of the pallet at any point. Premium wood flooring may be wrapped in material to protect it from moisture, and banded to keep the wood flooring from shifting within the crate during transit.
Delivering flooring to a residence or home-based business will incur charges for a truck with a liftgate. Check with your installer to see if they would be willing to pick up your wood flooring at the freight terminal, where the wood flooring could be off-loaded by a forklift. If the installer is willing to do that for you (of if you can do that yourself) having the shipment delivered to the freight terminal instead of your home will save you a few hundred dollars.
FreightCenter is where the best freight carriers compete for your business. We enable you to compare multiple carriers' rates and expected transit times in a matter of seconds. 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.
FreightCenter is a leader in customer satisfaction because we back up our technology with the able 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.