Reclaimed Wood Floor, Pine, Smooth Face. If you are looking for a rustic floor, Pine is the best choice. Unfinished. Clean and Kiln Dried.
Homes and buildings built late in the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th Century had Pine plank floors. In fact, a visit to Mackinac Island here in Michigan, most of the buildings from stores to barracks were lined with Pine under foot. Truly old world look.
Typical processing is 6 to 8 weeks.
Worried Wood is too Soft?
Remember, you are looking for a unique look for your floor. So even though Pine is considered a softwood, it doesn’t mean it won’t make a beautiful flooring option for your home. Even if you drop something and it dings the floor, so what? Your floor will not be perfect, but that’s kind of the idea behind a reclaimed wood floor, right?
But the other thing to keep in mind is that wood that we harvest from barns and buildings is virgin, old growth woods. Grain is tight, growth rings are close together making the Old Growth Pine just as tough as common hardwoods today. That point is often debated, but from experience I can tell you, we go through just as many blades sawing Pine as we do other hardwood beams.
Pine is the best value for flooring. Pine is beautiful. An optimum choice if you are looking to add warmth to your home.
We Start With Original Face, Circle Sawn - This is the actual surface of the barn board. We literally do nothing to the top. We run it through our moulder and turn the motor off that puts a smooth surface on the board. The tongue and groove and back relief are milled into the board. This will be the most rustic look you can go for.
Why Circle Sawn? Circle saw marks are those that are usually half round marks made when the board was sawn. Earliest sawmills were circular, therefore, a circular blade will leave circular marks in the board. A sign of a board that was sawn a long time ago. There are still circular sawmills in existence, but most modern sawmills are band sawmills.
What Widths Are Available?
Widths of boards is variable. Most mixes will be a set of sizes. For instance, our standard mix will be 2", 3”, 4”, 5” and 6” widths. Options are available for wider widths in all of our flooring.