Why Consider Antique Wood?
Wood has always been a popular building material for the simple reason that its beauty adapts to time and changing styles and tastes. The buildings from which we get our reclaimed wood may have outlived their usefulness, but the wood is ready to serve for another 100 years. Antique reclaimed flooring and paneling have an ageless look like no other.
Think green! Green building practices are those that seek to conserve water, energy, land and materials during construction as well as during the lifetime of the home. Simply put, green building contractors “Reduce, renew and recycle.” Using reclaimed (salvaged) wood is the ultimate in recycling, and it’s a growing trend that’s eco-friendly and stylish.
Each board has its own unique character or personality with distinguishing authentic nail holes, markings, and patina that tell its life story. Reclaimed wood is often from old-growth trees, meaning trees that were much older and larger than trees generally harvested today. Old-growth provided wood rich in character.
The need for recycling wood was born with the realization that most reclaimed wood is of higher quality than anything else on the market today. Reclaimed, antique wood has been through decades of seasonal expanding and contracting cycles, making it even more stable than new wood.