These limited edition oak planks are aptly named due to a rugged coat of black paint, which when removed reveals a rich, tan-colored oak. Available as flooring or paneling in a variety of options: skip-planed on the painted side with just a suggestion of tan; fully planed thereby removing all black paint but revealing a deeper patina than fresh oak and a highlighted grain; or, with the black paint fully intact. The Black & Tan mixture will offer the most visual impact.

Color & Character

Black & Tan is created through specialized surfacing of reclaimed Oak planks, which naturally vary in thickness. Full of texture and rich grain patterns, with few small sound knots. Because of these natural variations, no two planks are alike, each one having a different level of surfacing and eco-friendly black paint visible. Careful sanding on the jobsite is the best way to fine-tune the appearance of your floor – feel free to ask one of our wood experts about the best way to achieve your visual goals.

Available As

  • Solid Flooring
  • Solid Plank Paneling
  • Unfinished (Original black maintained)

Solid Dimensions

Thickness ¾"
Widths 5"
Lengths 2 – 6' Random

Engineered Dimensions



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Our Black & Tan oak is reclaimed from agricultural planks throughout the USA. We’re proud that we give this old wood new life as flooring, millwork, cabinetry, and more. Visit Unearth the Story for more.


Black & Tan flooring is available unfinished or prefinished. Prefinish includes hand applied oil and wax or factory applied aluminum oxide which requires a micro bevel on each piece of flooring. Scratches that occur on a floor finished with oil and wax can often be lightly sanded out. Reapply oil and wax after sanding and let cure.

  • Spills of any kind should be cleaned up immediately.
  • Broom clean for regular maintenance.
  • Consult finish manufacturer for appropriate cleaning instructions.


True to Pioneer Millworks’ environmental commitment, the black paint was traced back to its original source and was found to be an environmentally friendly, waterborne polymer. It is a non-toxic, non-flammable, solvent free, low VOC waterproof coating used in agricultural settings and safe for use around farm animals. Our products are made here in the USA, in a way that’s healthy for you, our employees, and the environment. The 13-acre NY facility is 100% wind powered. Our mill and kilns are heated 100% with our scrap wood. Pioneer Millworks is FSC chain of custody certified in three categories and Green America approved. All of our products are LEED points eligible.  Check out Earth Shared for details.


Our solid flooring features precision milled tongue and groove that can be nailed or stapled down. The World's Most Eco-Friendly Engineered flooring is entirely tongue and groove including end matching. It can be nailed, stapled, glued down or floated.

  • We suggest ordering an additional 7-12% for most orders to cover trimming and installation waste.
  • We always recommend using a professional installer and can note a few good ones local to your area.


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