We don't always have to use new wood to create your floors. We have a system to recover old wood, refinish and strengthen it to make it new again. It's called our "Reclaimed Wood Process". With this process we can create new flooring, banisters and railings, and other custom pieces as well.
Reclaimed lumber is popular for many reasons: the wood's unique appearance, its contribution to green building, the history of the wood's origins and the wood's physical characteristics such as strength, stability and durability.
Reclaimed beams can be sawn into wider planks than the harvested lumber and are more stable than newly cut wood because reclaimed wood has been exposed to changes in humidity for far longer and therefore more stable, allowing them to be used with radiant heating systems. In some cases, the timbers from which the boards were cut have been slightly expanding and contracting for over a century in their previous installation.
Radiant heat, with its low temperatures and even distribution affects the wood flooring the same way, but the impact is much less dramatic with antique wood than newly sawn wood because antique wood has already been through this cycle for years.