Reclaimed old-growth timber is beautiful and environmentally friendly, but limited in supply. This mill, specializing in resurrecting industrial and water-submerged logs, has found a way to stretch the availability of this unique wood.
This gorgeous antique floor is made from engineered planks. One-eighth inch thick slices of antique pine are laminated to a solid 7-layer plywood base. The flooring is then sanded and pre-finished with a clear aluminum-oxide polyurethane.
The boards are tongue-and-grooved on all four sides and can be nailed or glued down. The plywood base makes this flooring useable everywhere from below-grade to atop concrete and raised foundations.
Not a bad new life for wood that likely started out as a structural beam in a pre-1925 building.
Shown here is prefinished brown reclaimed pine. Boards are 7-1/2” wide and random lengths of one to seven feet.
Cost is about $6 a square foot, which is competitive with higher end offerings at big box stores.