How to Ship Wood Floors
FreightCenter routinely handles shipping wood flooring of all types.
- Engineered hardwood
- And more …
Whether you’re buying or selling wood flooring, FreightCenter makes shipping wood floors easy and affordable for you. 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 very large 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 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 800.716.7608 to learn more or use our free, instant truckload quote tool to get started
How Do You Prepare Wood 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. 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 floors are 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, 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 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.
- 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 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.