As the name suggests, reclaimed wide plank floors are sourced from various places and made of recycled wood rather than newly sourced lumber.
In the early 20th century, wood was the primary building material. Today, many of these woods that were once abundant are now only available through reclamation. While antique barns are one of the most popular sources for reclaimed and recycled wood, old timber is also retrieved from factories, old commercial buildings, and warehouses.
When wood is reclaimed to be used for hardwood flooring it is first carefully inspected for structural integrity. Once approved, the wood is re-milled and made into planks. Reclaimed wood flooring is typically stronger than new timber. It’s also unique in appearance, giving the room in which it’s installed an aged, vintage look that’s very desirable.
Reclaimed wood is a good choice for contractors and homeowners who want to be as eco-friendly as possible during the construction process. Recycled wood flooring contributes LEED points to your project and goes a long way towards helping to preserve the environment and our forests since these woods would have otherwise been incinerated or landfilled. Recycled flooring also contributes to better indoor air quality because of its limited amounts of VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions compared to traditional flooring.
Wide Plank Floor Supply offers a wide variety of reclaimed and antique flooring that is custom milled and designed to your specifications. Our floors are 100% recycled from vintage barns, old commercial buildings, and other sustainable sources of reclaimed lumber. Every board is hand-crafted by hardwood floor artisans to produce a unique, distinctive floor. Whether it’s an upscale urban vibe or a charming rustic feel, we can help you create the look you want.
For more information on our reclaimed wide plank wood flooring call 800-787-1986.