Tamarack wood is tough and durable, and was used by the Algonquin people for making snowshoes, sleds, and other uses where toughness was required. Tamarack poles were used for corduroy roads because of its resistance to rot and early settlers commonly used tamarack as flooring due to its hardness. Tamarack is second only to western larch in hardness of coniferous species. Tamarack is generally a pioneer species, and tends to grow in diverse natural, mixed stand forests and is thus a valuable component in sustainable forests. Like many species, Tamarack is susceptible to insect infestations as it ages and careful management is valuable for maintaining overall forest health.
Currier Forest Products also produces a wide variety of unique flooring products to meet the needs of discerning customers. Spruce, Pine, Maple, and Oak flooring are all available on request in a variety of widths, lengths, and profiles. See our Historic Renovation page for specialty historic flooring items such as wide and tapered pine flooring products.