Mullican Flooring was founded in 1985 with the singular idea of creating the highest quality hardwood flooring in the world. The company's founders knew that a combination of precision milling, advanced kiln-drying techniques and the most demanding inspectors available would allow Mullican to become the world leader in quality hardwood flooring. Mullican's exclusive process of making the finest hardwood flooring starts in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern United States, which are well known for their prime, slow-growing hardwoods. The lumber is separated by species and transported to one of Mullican's five manufacturing facilities, which are located in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and New York. These facilities house state-of-the-art machinery that reduces both labor costs and time, while enhancing the overall product. This ensures that the customer receives the best quality flooring available. Each piece of lumber is pre-dressed to a uniform thickness and stickers are placed every twelve inches. The wood is then stacked and slow dried. Each piece is straight-line ripped to remove any side bend. The most efficient kiln-drying process in the industry is used to maximize the stability and minimize the movement of the wood during the warm and cold seasons. Each piece of wood is automatically checked by an in-line moisture meter.