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Rus­tic, vin­tage flooring has be­come a pop­u­lar choice in all types of homes and decor mo­tifs, and sal­vaged or re­claimed hard­wood con­tin­ues to cap­ture the eye of many home­own­ers. But with all of the log home flooring op­tions avail­able, why should you buy into the re­claimed craze? The ex­perts at Peachey Hard­wood Flooring share their top five rea­sons to choose re­claimed hard­wood flooring.

1 It’s green & eco-friendly.

Re­claimed wood is re­cy­cled wood that’s sal­vaged from old barns and build­ings. It re­duces the de­mand for newly har­vested wood from forests and keeps old wood prod­ucts out of land­fills.

2 It has his­tory.

There’s more of a story be­hind re­claimed boards, which makes them very unique. These boards can be sourced from var­i­ous places like a his­tor­i­cal bridge or a beau­ti­ful old barn. By us­ing re­claimed hard­wood, you’re con­tin­u­ing to keep the his­tory alive for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

3

It’s sta­ble. One of the ben­e­fits of aged wood is sta­bil­ity. Over hun­dreds of years, wood be­comes sea­soned, mak­ing it less likely to cup, twist or move sig­nif­i­cantly. Older build­ings were built with only the most sta­ble and durable tim­bers, which is why they’ve stood for so many years.

4

It’s strong. When trees have reached their full ma­tu­rity within an en­vi­ron­ment, it’s known as “old-growth.” These trees are typ­i­cally stronger and larger be­cause they took decades (pos­si­bly even cen­turies) to ma­ture. The fibers in the wood be­come denser the more slowly the tree grows. Due to the cel­lu­lar struc­ture with old growth, their boards trap air ef­fec­tively mak­ing it a great in­su­la­tor.

5

It’s unique. Re­claimed boards show­case var­i­ous char­ac­ter­is­tics that can­not be re­pro­duced with new flooring. Some of char­ac­ter marks in­clude nail holes, worm tracks, mor­tise-and-tenon joints and patina that’s only pos­si­ble with the aging of wood over many sea­sons. These char­ac­ters pro­vide a rus­tic ap­peal and of­fers age­less dis­tinc­tion and beauty.

For more in­for­ma­tion about re­claimed flooring, con­tact the ex­perts at Peachey Hard­wood Flooring or visit PeacheyHard­woodFloor­ing.com.

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