Reclaimed Antique Wood Flooring:
Between 1750 and 1900 thousands of old barns and log houses were erected along the eastern United States. These structures were built out of the local trees near the building sites. Wood commonly found are hardwoods such as White Oak, Red Oak, Chestnut, Hickory, Ash, Maple, Beech along with a smattering of Walnut and others. Soft woods are White and Yellow pine. These structures are being dismantled and the wood is being reused in a variety of ways. Much of the wood is virgin growth timber with very tight growth rings.The beams are often used for decorative and structural purposes while others are turned into hardwood flooring.
To do that the beams are taken to a mill that specializes in this product. They have all the nails carefully removed and then they are sawn into boards. The boards are dried in a kiln and then turned into hardwood flooring. The flooring is has many unique characteristics such as a dark patina from age, knots, worm holes and small cracks. It has a glow and a texture that is impossible to duplicate with new products. Weathered siding is used for both exterior and interior paneling.
Get in touch with us if you would like to install flooring with a history in your house!