Also referred to as antique wood, reclaimed wood is wood that is salvaged from buildings that have outlived their usefulness. Wood is reclaimed from old barns, mills, warehouses, and other structures that are being deconstructed. We believe that if a building must be removed from a site, it is better to reclaim the wood and make something new from it, such as a reclaimed barn wood floor, rather than destroying or discarding the wood in a landfill.
How is reclaiming different from recycling?
The term recycling describes the process of altering the physical form of a resource. For example, aluminum cans are recycled to produce aluminum for totally different products. The cans themselves are not reused. Many products today have a percentage of “recycled content” in them.
How is deconstruction different from demolition?
Deconstruction is the process of dismantling a building with the intention of saving all useful materials for reuse. Demolition is the typical way most buildings are removed today. It is fast, but few if any materials are saved. Demolition is very destructive and wasteful, generating huge amounts of landfill debris.
What makes reclaimed lumber “green”?
By saving wood from destruction, we relieve pressure on our forests to generate more trees. In addition we keep materials out of landfills and give our wood a new life for future generations.
Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring Gallery
Please take a few moments to check some of our customer testimonials and then get in touch with us for a estimate on your hardwood flooring needs or to meet with one of our design consultants to custom design your new floor. You can visit us at our Newark, DE Showroom or we can come to you.
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