Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Our Reclaimed Wood Flooring brings old world charm and a sense of history beneath your feet. Comprised of two main sources of material, those reclaimed from old buildings and those recovered from the depths of North American seaways, we offer the highest quality and most storied reclaimed flooring material around.
Our line of Reclaimed Wood Flooring comes from different sources, material that has been recovered from river bottoms (i.e.: our Dredge Wood line), and that which has come from the deconstruction of old buildings (i.e.: our Old-growth line). Both sources and product lines provide access to material of yesteryear, not only psychologically but physically.
Typically, the Old-growth and Dredge Wood lines is made of first generation material harvested from virgin forests, anywhere from 100 to 300 years ago. Back then, when less pollution was in the air, forests laid claim to stout, slow growing, and dense tree cover that contained the purest, strongest and densest specimens a wood species could offer. Our current forests are 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th generation in age, and with each subsequent generation there is a decrease in character, grain density and hardness within each species, as the focus of the forest shifts to one of replenish-ability, as opposed to species quality. If you are drawn to domestic species, and traditional wood quality and character are important, our Reclaimed Wood Flooring line is probably where you need to look.
On the environmental side (beyond that of product quality), Reclaimed wood is beneficial due to the fact that is gives new use to an old material (a secondary life, if you will), diverting it from the landfill, incinerator, or elsewhere, while also helping create domestic jobs (with reclamation and milling).
Dredge Wood Line:
- Old-growth wood that was 150+ years old when cut, and has subsequently been submerged for an additional 100-150 years (making it between 250-300+ years old – from time of harvest)
- Submersion (and associated lack of sunlight and oxygen) completely preserves the wood, providing a unique patina
- Typically has a tighter grain pattern than any wood currently available from today's forests, increasing hardness by up to 25% (over current species levels)
- Available in species of: Pine, White Oak, and Birch
- Old-growth wood that was harvested usually between 100-150 years ago
- Typically has a denser and tighter grain pattern, increasing product hardness
- Depending on source, occasionally comes with characteristic features such as nail holes
Available in species of: Pine and White Oak
|Species||Pine, White Oak, Birch||Pine, White Oak|
|Dimensions||5/8” or 3/4” x 5" or 7" x RL|
|Finish||Unfinished or Prefinished||Unfinished|
Associated applicable points based on installation:
|Installation||Nail, Glue or Float||Nail or Glue|