Everything You Need to Know About Timber Flooring

What is reclaimed timber?

If you want to create a beautiful living space while considering your environmental footprint, reclaimed timber flooring is the way to go. But how do you know if reclaimed timber flooring is right for you before you adopt it?


By the end of this guide, you will know what reclaimed timber is, its pros and cons, and how we do it. Moreover, you will decide whether or not reclaimed timber flooring is for you. 


In layman’s language, reclaimed timber is old timber or used wood that we reclaim from structures like buildings, barns, warehouses, poles, ranches, and so forth. Instead of leaving such timber to dry and rot, we restore the wood and use them on floors, table tops, countertops, decks, and panelling. The possibilities are endless.

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New Vs. Antique Floor boards

Our antique floorboards, also known as reclaimed or salvaged floorboards, are made from wood that has been used in a previous structure and then removed and repurposed for use in a new building or renovation project. These floorboards have a distinct character and charm that comes from their history and the wear and tear they have accumulated over the years. 


However, another popular flooring choice is to get newer and more polished floorboards. In this blog, we will explain the difference between new and antique flooring and why the charm and history behind our flooring may bring that extra bit of style to your home.


One of the main advantages of antique floorboards is their unique appearance. No two sets of antique floorboards are exactly the same, and each one has its own story to tell. They add character and depth to a space and can bring a sense of history and warmth to a room. Owning antique floorboards can really make you think about the history behind your flooring as no two of our floorboards are the same and they could have come from anywhere at any point in history. We feel proud to be able to make you a part of the story of our hardened old floorboards, you can be an infinite part of their history. 


Antique floorboards are also more durable than new ones. The wood used to make antique floorboards has already been through the natural process of drying and shrinking, so it is less likely to warp or become damaged over time. In addition, the older wood used to make antique floorboards is often denser and more resistant to wear and tear than new wood. 


On the other hand, new floorboards are made from freshly cut wood and have a uniform appearance. They are a popular choice for those who prefer a more modern or polished look for their flooring.


There are also some potential downsides to using antique floorboards. They can be more expensive than new ones, as they are often in high demand due to their unique character and limited supply. In addition, they may require more work to install and maintain, as they may have imperfections or require extra sanding or refinishing.


Which will you choose?


Overall, the decision between antique and new floorboards will depend on personal preference and the specific needs and style of a project. Antique floorboards can add character and warmth to a space, but they may require more work and cost more than new ones. On the other hand, new floorboards offer a more uniform and modern look, but may not have the same level of durability as antique ones. 

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