- The quality and performance of the flooring
- The durability and fit of the product given the customer’s intended use
- The sustainability of the products life-cycle
Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree. The tree, grown predominately in Europe and North Africa, has a life span ranging from 150-200 years. Cork is harvested using traditional methods that have remained virtually unchanged since the uses of cork were first discovered. Once the tree has reached the correct level of maturity (typically 25 years), the first harvest of cork bark is removed from the tree. The cork is removed by first making an incision using a sharp knife into the bark. After this incision is made, the cork is gently removed from the tree in sections approximately 1’ X 3’. The cork is then carried to a centralized location in the forest where it is stacked and aged for a period of 3-6 months. This process is repeated every nine years henceforth, at no time affecting the health of the tree.Read More
Certainly, for thousands of years wood floors have provided unique and timeless beauty for homes, public buildings and businesses. In fact, good wood flooring, properly installed and cared for, will last indefinitely. Just as important, wood is proven to enhance not only the beauty but also the value of your home. The mere presence of a basic wood floor makes a permanent architectural addition to your home, one that can be easily maintained, even refinished with a new look over and over using the same floor. Partially for that reason but mostly because of the allure of wood, wood flooring maintains its value, even as it develops its own character over time. However when you take the extra step to incorporate your own design possibilities, the immediate value of both your home’s beauty and it’s net worth go up exponentially. Read More
Reclaimed Wide Plank Flooring This wood has a story all its own. Once a beam in a farmer’s barn, a supporting joist for a warehouse roof or a hand-hewn girder in a stable, no two pieces of reclaimed wood are exactly alike. Harvested decades and even centuries ago from slow-growth, virgin timber, aged wood offers an authentic and exceptionally tight wood grain with a rich, naturally weathered color and patina that cannot be duplicated today.
Blend the beauty and sustainability of reclaimed wood into your story.
Whether you’re building a rustic cabin retreat or renovating a modern urban dwelling, Olde Wood’s 100-percent reclaimed hardwood flooring can help you create an enduring space that’s as unique as your taste.
Repurposing reclaimed wood also demonstrates your dedication to preserving our nation’s past, as well as furthering its present goals for sustainability. All our materials qualify for LEED points under the materials and resources category and are guaranteed to last.
For those looking for wide plank flooring without the historical marks and artifacts, we offer an additional flooring option in our Traditional-Plank hardwood flooring.