From Margaret Everton on February 16, 2011 in Flooring
When considering materials for a new wood floor or cabinetry, it can seem an obvious choice to look to recently harvested wood. Yet, with all of the sustainable and beautiful competing options, harvested wood may be not as appealing as you first thought.
Reclaimed wood is emerging as a less expensive (as cheap as $6 per square foot for maple), and eco-intelligent way to cover a surface like flooring or siding. Restoration Timber, for example, provides beautifully recovered woods that have aged for over a century, and can rework a space with a sense of rich history. Check it out for yourself.
Wide Hemlock give these grand rooms a sense of sturdy sophistication. As sleek and quality as any option out there.
White oak builds sturdy stairs that offer surprising character in such a narrow space.
Walnut bands add amazing detailing to this slick floor.
And here, white pecan gives this space a beautiful foundation without weighing it down.