It’s timeless, but you can create any atmosphere with hardwood flooring, whether it's the whitewashed wood floors that underscore the California cottage style, traditional mahogany atmosphere, or the trending gray wood floors of the farmhouse-style. Like oaks and ashes, light floors are popular and change the face of interior design because of their ability to coordinate with almost anything. We have a wide selection of hardwoods, so when shopping for hardwood in Lenoir, NC, be sure to visit our showroom.
This post, however, is going to focus on one wood in particular: reclaimed wood. That is because it will give your home that antique, vintage-like feeling with species like oak, heart pine, maple, and walnut. Whether you use it on the floors or for rafters, it’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind material that gives your home both beauty and a sense of saga with its naturally distressed look. And yes, there is such a thing as reclaimed engineered wood flooring.
What is reclaimed wood?
It’s just lumber that’s had a past life, pulled from barns, factories, farms, vacant offices, etc. It is then repurposed into flooring, rafter, beams, decks, siding, and more. Reclaimed wood has a sense of history and character, with a distinctive, original look. The planks also tend to be wider, worth a mention, because wider planks are currently trending.
Other benefits of this flooring option
First, it’s completely sustainable. More and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon to ensure responsible forestry practices; studies show that trees are growing much faster than are harvested. However, with reclaimed wood, there’s no need to cut down anything; there’s also a smaller carbon footprint since no transportation is required.
Reclaimed wood is also stronger and more durable. Anything harvested before the 1900s is considered "virgin" wood. There was hardly any pollution and not harvesting, which allowed the trees to grow for hundreds of years before being touched.
Here for all your hardwood flooring questions
We have a full selection of hardwood, including reclaimed and barn door wood. For some inspiration and a free in-home estate, visit the Munday Hardwoods showroom in Lenoir, NC. We’re also convenient to Morganton, Hudson, Granite Falls, Taylorsville, Boone, Blowing Rock, Wilkesboro, and Hickory.