Reclaimed Wood Floors
For those who are looking for ways to ‘go green’ but are unwilling to compromise on either luxury, style or quality, begin by installing reclaimed wood floors in your homes. Reclaimed wood floors looks as magnificent as its traditional counterpart. Additionally, it attaches historical value and thereby, a unique character that cannot be replicated by new wood. Reclaimed wood floors are refers to flooring that have been made from wood salvaged from demolition sites, vintage houses, lumber and textile mills. Some other sources of old wood are piers, barns, factories and dismantled warehouses. Wood retrieved from these places is re-finished for use in modern settings in order to reduce the negative environmental impact of harvesting trees. The variety of woods that can be found as reclaimed wood include white pine, oak, elm, Western red cedar, redwood, Douglas fir, elm, ash, hemlock, walnut, hickory, and many others. The cost of reclaimed wood floors are going to vary widely, depending on the type of wood you purchase, and the level of finish.