Antique flooring is all the rage for those who have a modern home, but want a hardwood floor that has the look of a much loved, generations of family floor. There are many varieties of reclaimed wood for this effect.
Reclaimed wood flooring, also called antique flooring, is a very hot look right now in modern homes. Many families want their home to look as homey as an old farm house where generations have lived and loved the floors. But, this is a little difficult to do with modern materials. So, they opt for reclaimed wood.
There are flooring manufacturers that specialize in reclaiming wood from buildings that are being demolished. It isn’t just old homes where they obtain these wooden planks, barns provide quite a bit of this flooring material, also.
When you start researching reclaimed flooring, you’ll find you can make your floors from the lumber of an old, weathered razed barn, a bowling alley, as well as hundred year-old stores and homes. There is a great variety of woods available such as elm, pine, walnut, hickory, Douglas fir and a variety of oaks and pines. The flooring manufacturers spend a lot of time searching out these planks and turning them into floor boards that are ready to be installed in your modern home.
Flooring options are in a variety of sizes, also. You can purchase wide planks as well as the thinner width of the floors of today. Wide planks were the very affordable flooring in the early 1900s and were usually made of pine. Today those floors are still in great shape and being sold by antique flooring companies. These companies will also turn some of those pine planks or even barn wood planks into a modern hardwood floor. Call US Hardwood and Carpet today for an estimate on installing an antique floor in your home.