Thinking about putting in new wood floors… here’s an option to mull over. Using reclaimed wood for your flooring not only does your part for helping avoid carbon footprinting and being green but it is such a story to tell your guests that your floors are old timber from an 1870’s barn that was just dismantled.
There are various orgins of this material, including deconstruction, urban timber, fire kill, standing dead and barn wood, these products are from actual deconstruction and demolition of buildings. After the deconstruction phase the wood is brought back to milling facilities where it is graded, denailed, and, in some cases, milled… all in preparation to sell the finished product.
You can find any reclaimed wood mill in your area just by googling and doing a little research. Most places offer Douglas Fir, Pine, White Oak, Red Oak, Black Oak, Maple, Elm, Eucalyptus, etc. The reclaimed wood products are 100% recycled content and provide chain of custody statements for LEED certification if it applies to your project.