Considering reclaimed wood flooring? Here's our quick guide to giving an old floor new life.
Bring a sense of history and grandeur to your home with reclaimed wood flooring – it’s eco-friendly too!
Image: The New & Reclaimed Flooring Co
Investing in a wood flooring that has been used before not only has sound eco credentials, it comes with a sense of the past that will bring unique character to your home.
If you’re considering reclaimed wood flooring for your next project, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the options available.
Image: Ted Todd
It’s possible to find old wood floors in black, strip or solid board formats. Aged timber comes with a patina that is difficult to replicate and is an environmentally sound choice.
‘Choosing reclaimed wood helps to preserve forests by decreasing the demand for fresh timber and reduces the environmental impact associated with producing new flooring,’ says Robert Walsh, founder of Woodworks by Ted Todd.
Reclaimed wood flooring can also be made with timber salvaged from beams and architectural features. This is used to form engineered boards, which have a top layer of reclaimed wood on top of a new multilayered softwood/plywood base.
‘Bonding beautifully aged timber to an engineered backing board enhances its stability and sturdiness,’ says Roger Hemmings from Havwoods.