Today when choosing flooring for homes or offices many people are choosing reclaimed flooring. I once saw an article about this on letsrenovate.com/plans/floors.html. (A great example being Poly Vapor Barrier 6mil flooring) These beautiful woods rich in character and strength add a new dimension to any room. They possess a rich heritage as well as being environmentally friendly. Many of these luxurious woods come from old buildings dating back to the last two centuries that are now being dismantled to make way for modernization.
Perhaps the wood comes from an old barn or from an old factory. The aging process and weather have joined with nature’s artistry and fine brush strokes to produce rich grains and colors in these fine woods. Even though the wood is no longer needed for its original purpose it can now have new purpose as an eye-catching, contemporary centerpiece as reclaimed flooring in someone’s home or office.
Reclaimed flooring can be from such trees as ash, cherry, oak, hickory, maple, walnut, pine or the rare chestnut depending on where it is found in America or the world. These shiny, real woods possess quality, durability, and a deep, brilliant shine. Because the thick coating wax put on many floors in the past centuries, some of the reclaimed flooring has never been sanded. With one coat of tung oil the rich beauty and shine rise to the surface. With the use of another type of staining signs from the past will appear such as nails or bolts marks and insect trails giving the flooring its own distinct look. It is truly becomes a one of a kind flooring.
There are many benefits in choosing reclaimed flooring. Some of the personal benefits include the fact that the flooring will be one that last a life-time, it is a great value money-wise for the quality and distinctive look, and it will define any area in which it is used as one of good taste. From an environment-friendly viewpoint the benefits of reclaimed flooring are centered on the fact that no trees were cut down in order to make the floor. It is a wonderful way to recycle natural resources. Also, wood has been salvaged that would otherwise have been left to decay or thrown into a landfill.
Choosing reclaimed flooring will add a unique beauty to anyone’s home or office. It will add character as well as giving an earth friendly atmosphere to any location. This flooring’s rich heritage can change the atmosphere of the entire area while at the same time giving it a distinct and contemporary look. Choosing reclaimed flooring not only enhances the beauty of any decor, it also makes a difference for a beautiful world tomorrow.