Alta Vista Hardwood Collection2018-09-18T11:35:06+00:00

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection

Simply innovative

Alta Vista hardwood collection is a return to vintage European Design and is crafted out of French White Oak, a premier hardwood.  For centuries French white oak wood has been used for everything from flooring to shipbuilding, because of its stability. Alta Vista boasts generous widths and lengths, and is topped with our exclusive NuOil® finish for a classic style and elegance.

The floors feature Hallmarks authentic sawn-cut style, that is lightly sculpted & wire brushed 100% by hand, proving the dynamics & innovation of the Alta Vista Collection. This collection’s stunning color pallet and historically worn/natural patina reinforces a true European trend and makes it one of a kind.



  • NuOil® – No recoat at time of install
  • Best stain protection & color retention
  • Completely VOC free
  • 100% Renewable w/ Warranty intact


  • MG4 – 3 Guaranteed sandings
  • Highest possible stability w/ Dry Sawn face
  • Guaranteed Third Party Certification
  • Truecore® (Engineered) – Uses FSC® certified material
  • Highest Green Certification
  • Lifetime Structural Guarantee

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  • Alta Vista Balboa Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Carmel Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Del Mar Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Laguna Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Malibu Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Morro Bay Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Catalina Oak Vignette
  • Alta Vista Historic Oak Vignette
Alta Vista Color Chart 2018
  • Alta Vista Balboa Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Del Mar Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Laguna Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Malibu Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista La Jolla Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Pismo Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Ojai Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista BigSur Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Cambria Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Carlsbad Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Carmel Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Coronado Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Morro Bay Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Catalina Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Historic Oak thumbnail
  • Alta Vista Historic Walnut thumbnail


* Dark fill in natural splits and knots.

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection
5/8 th” thick with 1/6” (4mm) sawn cut face
6’2″ (74”)
Handcrafted Bevel
Surface Texture:
Lightly sculpted & wire brushed 100% by hand, historically worn/natural patina.
23.31 sqft / carton; 50 cartons / pallet
50 lbs / carton
Limited Lifetime Structural & Residential Finish + 3 years commercial Finish and 10 year commercial structural
Trim Options:
Stair Nosing / T-Molding / Threshold / Reducer /
Installation Options:
Glue Down, Staple, Float, and Over Radiant Heat
FSC® Certificate:
Certificate – SCS-COC-004977 | License – FSC-C121559

All wood collections are natural products and can have high variation of color and graining. It is recommended to look at our room scenes and multiple samples when making a final product selection.


5 steps you need to know before buying/installing your new Hallmark Floors:

1. Choose the right retailer and installer.

  • Make sure they are in good standing with their community.
  • Read their reviews.
  • Get references.
  • Check out their craftsmanship by asking for installation photos of their prior projects.

2. Be on site when your new floors arrive.
Verify that they are the correct collection and color before they start the installation process.

3. Review our quick Installation Guide before they start the installation.

4. Read our Maintenance & Warranty guide. This guide explains how to maintain your new floors.

5. Register your floors with Hallmark and receive a FREE bottle of cleaner.

Click here to locate Hallmark Floors’ Spotlight Dealer near you.

Board Variation

Wood is a natural product and will vary in color and grain appearance from board to board. This is a natural aspect of the wood. Texture, including graining, knots, natural imperfections and character will vary significantly from board to board. V1, V2, V3 & V4 are levels of this variation. V1 shade variation is uniform in appearance from plank to plank, whereas a V4 classification will have a large variety of color and texture changes.

Prior to any installation, a range of planks should be approved by the customer. No claims for shade or texture variation will be honored after installation.

Variation Range v1-v4 color range

Please note that shades of color are seen differently on computer screens. Customers should request a sample before making a final decision on their floors.

To View Hallmark Floors Alta Vista Board Variation outline, Please click here.

Nu Oil is a hybrid multi-layer oil finish

NuOil® Hybrid Multi-layer Oil Finish

NuOil® incorporates new hybrid technology, creating a highly durable, stain and fade resistant finish, all with a limited lifetime warranty. NuOil® is easier to maintain than traditional oils and does not require an immediate re-coat at time of install.

NuOil® – Simply Worry Free

The revolutionary oil system using
hybrid technology making it:

• Highly Durable
• Easily Renewable
• Stain Free Resistant

One step better, one step less for a
worry free floor.


Hallmark Floors NuOil Surface Finish for Organic Solid hardwood Flooring

Simply Versatile

Hybrid Multi-Layer Finish Process Creates Most Durable and Versatile Oil Finish in the Marketplace. NuOil® is Unsurpassed in Stain & Wear Resistance.

The timeline history for oil finishes for hardwood floors.

Hallmark Floors Nu Oil finish for Alta Vista, Ventura, and Organic Solid and Organic 567 hardwood floors.

Antiquity – Natural Oil: Derived from plant seeds this finish allowed new civilizations to seal wood floors. The downside was that they required frequent reapplications and could not protect the wood from common staining agents.

19th Century Hard Wax Oil: – This was a revolutionary step forward in that with the development of petroleum paraffin wax was now very affordable. Wax was now mixed into the natural oils making the coatings thicker and the reapplication of oil less frequent. However, the downside of vulnerability to common staining agents, coffee, tea, wine, mustard, etc., still remained. This product arrives at the job site primed not fully finished requiring a coat of oil to be applied adding cost. This solvent based oil is flammable and requires long drying times after application

1960’s UV Oil: Closely resembling polyurethane UV Oil eliminate dissues with common staining agents. However, they do not have the resistance to wear of modern polyurethanes and are thus susceptible to premature wear. Maintenance systems comprised of acrylic polishes are prone to build up.

21st Century – Hallmark Floors NuOil®: A hybrid two stage Oil finish for a new era! Hallmark creates the color in layers and then seals the floor with a thermal cured oil. Additionally, a blend of unique natural oils are then added on top of the thermal oil offering an unsurpassed level of stain protection for the floor. Simple maintenance systems eliminate the flammability issues of other oil systems, with simple trigger spray applications for the 21st centuries busy lifestyles.


16 hour stain tests for Hallmark’s NuOil® Finish

  • Cranberry Juice – Pass
  • Mustard – Pass
  • Red Wine – Pass
  • Tea – Pass
  • Coffee – Pass
  • Alcohol – Pass

* Verification of these tests will be available soon.

Hard Wax Oil Fails

  • Cranberry Juice – Fails
  • Mustard – Fails
  • Red Wine – Fails
  • Tea – Fails
  • Coffee – Fails
  • Alcohol – Fails


This is a wood grading example using Alta Vista Delmar. | Alta Vista Hardwood Collections

Alta Vista wood floors are a natural product that features distinct color and graining. The contrast of this collection can vary from light to dark visuals between boards along with
the grading of large to small knots. Each board is unique in its characteristics and will vary from piece to piece. Natural surface knots and voids are filled with dark putty.

This floor represents a subtle to antique-distressed visual (Historic Walnut and Oak). These subtleties may become more distinct over time due to exposure to direct sunlight.
Occasional rearranging of furniture and rugs will help reduce the potential effects of the sun.

View the Alta Vista hardwood collection installation gallery photos.

*Below are samples of the board variation range in Alta Vista: Avalon, Balboa, Catalina, Del Mar, Laguna & Malibu. Remember, wood is a natural product and will naturally vary in graining, color and shading.

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection Avalon Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Avalon

AAlta Vista Hardwood Collection Balboa Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Balboa

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection Catalina Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Catalina

Alta Vista Del Mar Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Del Mar

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection Laguna Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Laguna

Alta Vista Hardwood Collection Malibu Graining Chart

Natural graining and wood color variation within Alta Vista Hardwood Collection: Malibu


Alta Vista engineered hardwood flooring, uses premium PEFC Certified French and USFS Certified North American Species. American Walnut and French White Oak have been the premium woods used in fine furniture and cabinets for centuries. Sourced from sustainable sources make these historic woods an ideal fit for your home.

European & American Timber Sourcing

Only true hardwood veneers for the centerply in Hallmark Truecore hardwood flooring

Hallmark Floors uses FSC® hardwood veneers and Carb II complaint glues for the center-ply in our engineered floors’ hardwood construction. The center veneers are cold pressed, then hot pressed with tremendous pressure. This process makes the center core Eco-friendly, harder and more proportionally stable.

  • Higher Stability
  • Higher Density
  • Higher Strength
  • Higher Indoor Air Quality

Truecore® is third party verified and surpasses the emission requirements.

mg4 is the logo for our multiple generational 4mm sawn face.
Alta Vista engineered hardwood floors, features a long lasting
4mm PEFC Certified French and USFS Certified North American sawn face layer. This
ultra thick wear layer has the same usable surface as 3/4” solid hardwood flooring,
allowing 3 guaranteed sandings. You can now enjoy the superior dimensional stability
of an engineered hardwood floor without compromising on the thickness of the surface
wear layer.

MG4 – Simply Renewable

100% Sawn, PEFC Certified French and USFS Certified North American Hardwoods producing a,

• Certified
• Guaranteed
• Long Lasting

Wear layer for Multi-Generations
to enjoy for years to come.


Hallmark Floors' Hallmark Hardwoods Premium Sawn – Cut Face

Sawn Face allows for a thicker face cut and solid hardwood
flooring visuals. Sawn-Face engineered hardwood floors
use slow growth materials more efficiently.

Simply Thicker

Wear Surface Comparison

Hallmark Floors' PLUS logo

Premium Fashion
Classic to Contemporary

Lifetime Warranty
Limited Lifetime Warranty finish and structure

Ultimate Lengths
Random up to 6.2’ Long

Superior Wear
4mm Sawn Cut Face / NuOil® Finish

Alta Vista Hardwood Collections - Historic Oak Vignette

Alta Vista Historic Oak Hardwood Flooring

Hallmark Floors Nu Oil Cleaner

NuOil® Products

NuOil® Cleaner and Re Nu are for Nu Oil Wood Floors

NuOil® incorporates new hybrid technology, creating a
highly durable, stain and fade resistant finish, all
with a limited lifetime warranty. NuOil® is easier to
maintain than traditional oils and does not require an
immediate re-coat at time of install.

Get a FREE bottle of cleaner when you
register your Hallmark Floors.

Click here to register your Hallmark Floors’ wood and luxury vinyl products.

Available on and through your local dealer.
Gallon sizes also available for purchase.



NuOil Maintenance & Warranty guide for organic Solid Collection

Alta Vista Hardwood Flooring Collection
Maintenance and Warranty Guide Click Here

Catalina Alta Vista by Hallmark Floors | Alta Vista Hardwood Collections

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Remodeling and Home Design | Alta Vista Hardwood Floors Collection

Hardwood Floor Molding (Trim)

Hardwood floor molding and trim information for Hallmark Hardwoods floors. If you have questions or would like to order our molding, email us or call.

Trim Options: Stair Nosing / T-Molding / Threshold / Reducer / Quarter Round:
Hallmark Floors manufactured trim Lengths are 82″

*All Hallmark Floors’ moldings are engineered with the exception of Quarter Round.

Hardwood Floor Molding

Hallmark Floors' diagram for trim options.

Trim options for hardwood floors.

Molding Specifications
Download PDF Here.

historic walnut

How to us NuOil® Natural Oil Cleaner


  • Install felt protector pads on bottom of all furniture
  • Place mats or rugs at all entrances
  • Sweep, vacuum, and/or dust mop regularly
  • Wipe up spills immediately with a dampened cloth and follow up with NuOil® Natural Cleaner
  • Apply NuOil® ReNu as needed or every 6 months to refresh and feed the oil finish

Do not use wet mops, household dust treatments, petroleum-based cleaners, or steam cleaners.

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