Who doesn’t like a home that tells a good story? From your great Aunt’s antique armchair to the cast iron pot that has been in your family since George Washington was in office, the heirlooms in your life certainly add meaning and intrigue to your humble abode. When it comes to your home’s flooring, it’s hard to find a better storyteller than reclaimed hardwood!

There are many great benefits to reclaimed hardwood flooring, an increasingly sought after flooring solution for homeowners in the greater Concord, CA region. Not only does it create unique flooring for your home, its strength and durability will continue to stand the test of time. But is it right for you? Our flooring team is here to help.

Reclaimed wood floor up close

Pros of Reclaimed Hardwood

One of the great draws to reclaimed hardwood floors is their truly exceptional design. It’ll be hard to find another home with wide plank fir flooring from a prairie cottage, or strips of longleaf pine complete with nail holes from a 19th century factory! Did you know that reclaimed wood is also an eco-friendly flooring solution? Along with a great narrative, reclaimed hardwood also gives you peace of mind knowing that your new floors didn’t come from new lumber.

Design-wise, the age of your wood will also give your floors beautiful tone and the unique flaws from old nails and hardware will enhance their weathered look. Many reclaimed options are available in unusual plank sizes and wood species hard to match with more modern wood flooring options.

Cons of Reclaimed Hardwood

One of the biggest turnoffs of reclaimed flooring is the significant time investment required to accomplish your project from start to finish. While there are an increasing number of companies dedicated to reclaiming old wood, it can be a tough challenge finding the right amount of wood in a style that matches your design goals. If that’s not enough, the recent surge in demand for reclaimed wood has also lead to higher prices due to fewer available sources of wood worthy of reclaiming. It’s often the case that a similar worn look can be more easily achieved with distressed or hand-scraped hardwoods.

Interior of old barn for reclaiming woodIs Reclaimed Wood Right for You?

Ultimately, whether or not you choose reclaimed floors comes down to your flooring goals for your home, your time, and your budget. If you are considering reclaimed hardwood for your next flooring project, give Floor Coverings International Concord a call today to schedule your free, in-home design consultation. We proudly serve the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas helping homeowners and business owners alike find the perfect flooring for their needs.

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