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4 Benefits of Using Reclaimed Wood for Flooring

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by

When thinking of reclaimed wood flooring, San Diego residents likely picture the source of the wood, which may have come from old wooden structures such as barns, factories, and warehouses. These types of buildings are often made of oak, chestnut, and pine, and they must contain enough wood to be a valuable construction resource. The sizeable, durable pieces of wood used for these structures make the building process of your own floor easier, and it turns out there are a few other key advantages as well.

1. Vintage Appeal

Flooring companies achieve the antique feel many homeowners desire by sourcing their wood from old buildings. In many cases, before demolishing a building, the wood is reclaimed and used to build a beautiful floor. The wood reclaimed from such buildings often has a unique, aged patina which can be seen even before applying the finish. 

2. Beauty & Strength

In addition to the unique look, feel, and character you get with aged, reclaimed wood, its strength is also superior. Many of the original sources of this reclaimed wood were mature trees, which is not commonplace today. Therefore, this type of wood is usually more stable and less prone to splitting and warping. 

3. Sustainability

Green building has become more popular in recent years, and it has encouraged DIYers to find more sources to reclaim wood from that would otherwise sit in some landfill and go to waste. For instance, building with wood reclaimed from shipping pallets helps protect the environment and is a good way to use natural resources efficiently. 

4. Affordability

Because pallets are so vital to the U.S. economy, they present a valuable resource for DIYers. With so many pallets in circulation and so many new ones built each year, there is a lot of room for both commercial and residential interests to save a considerable amount of money. You can save money without sacrificing quality, while taking advantage of all the added benefits of reclaimed wood floors.

To learn more about the benefits of reclaimed wood, get in touch with Unique Flooring, a leading flooring store in San Diego. Flooring is our specialty, from the attractive materials we carry to our trusted installation services. Call 760-945-0010 or stop by our showroom in Oceanside for a free quote.

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