Karlson Hardwood: Manufacturers of High Quality Hardwood Flooring

Karlson Hardwood Floors was established in 2008 with the vision of creating beautiful and affordable hardwood flooring for hardworking Americans, just like ourselves. We use the highest quality wood available to create elegant and timeless looks that you and your family will cherish. Since our family’s humble beginnings into the floor covering industry over 50 years ago, we have remained focused on producing the highest quality products available. Karlson Hardwood Floors are made from natural resources that are harvested, milled and finished in the United States. Read more about us and our history here.

About Keith Ritter, President & CEO

My Father Gerald Ritter began his long career at the age of 18 when his father took him to a converted cattle barn in Northern Alabama just weeks after graduating from high school. He would become the sixth employee and this would be the beginning of 45 years of dedication to the floor covering industry and 45 years dedication to the company known as the pioneer of the vinyl floor tile and plank industry.  My father was part of creating and building a segment of the floor covering industry that was non-existent until Mr. Stanley Robbins began using his genius to create vinyl tiles, rather than selling in sheets known as sheet vinyl.  Over the following years, my father’s dedication to the company and the employees of National Floor Products Company (known as Nafco by Tarkett today) would lead to him managing over 450 employees during the 70’s, 80’ and 90’s before his retirement in 2005.  My father was Director of Manufacturing and Plant Manager during his last 20+ years and I chose the path of sales/marketing/design. Read more about Keith here.

Our History

In October 2008, I began putting together a plan for a hardwood flooring company while weighing the pro’s and con’s of leaving my job with my current employer to venture out on my own during the worst economic times we had seen since the great depression.  It was a very difficult decision to weigh out, especially during these economically challenging times, however, I wanted to be apart of creating something that would help to rebuild America and produce the best available wood flooring and related products in North America. Read more about our history here.

Our Products

Species we offer:

  • Hickory
  • Hard Maple
  • Soft Maple
  • Red Oak
    • Plain Sawn and Rift and Quartered
  • White Oak
    • Plain Sawn and Rift and Quarterd
  • American Black Walnut
  • American Cherry
  • Ash
  • Beech
  • Reclaimed Hardwoods – Oak, Chestnut, Walnut, Maple

Learn more about our products here.