Our wide plank wood flooring collection offers the latest styles of hardwoods that give your project a one-of-a-kind design. That’s why architects, builders, and designers come to us for a unique product that will fit with a variety of home decor styles and impress their customers. From living rooms to bedrooms, these hardwood planks are sure to make an impression on houseguests.
Wide Plank Wood Flooring Reclaimed | American Hardwoods | European White Oak
Reclaimed hardwood flooring is harvested from old barns and buildings across the United States. This old-growth wood features a natural patina that can’t be replicated and durability that ensures it will be a lasting feature in your home or business. Each old wood plank is carefully selected and showcases unique characteristics like nail holes and saw marks. Whether for a bedroom or office, this repurposed wood can be used for many flooring styles.
Our milling profile offers shiplap, square, or tongue and groove. Edges can also be pillowed or squared. The species and finishes listed represent our wood flooring options available for commercial and residential projects.
Reclaimed Oak Flooring
Reclaimed oak flooring! It’s an instant classic. Naturally water resistant, oak wood is prized for its durability and attractive grain pattern; our prefinished original rustic, brushed and smooth surfaced oak delights all the senses. Oak is one of the “cornerstone” woods in North America and around the globe. Hand scraped finishing is an option for oak flooring too. The reddish orange tones of red oak complement the gold and light brown hues of the white oak, making this antique wood a classic wood flooring option for all homeowners.
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Vintage Oak Flooring
Vintage Oak is a collection that offers both the look and feel of authentic reclaimed woods on sustainably harvested American Oak. The surface texture offers a “hit & miss” of the original rustic surface that’s been softened when a light wire brush. Each plank carries beautiful character and grain patterns. A mix of American red and white oak makes for a durable surface that is sure to stand the test of time.
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Reclaimed Heart Pine Flooring
Heart pine is literally the wood that built America. One of our most popular woods, reclaimed heart pine flooring is sought after for its rich gold, orange-red and pumpkin tones derived from the heart of the southern yellow pine species. Sapwood is a creamier, pinkish-tan color and its growth rings are dark, dense and very attractive. Derived from the “heart” of the southern yellow pine trunk, it is the heaviest and hardest softwood in the world and is excellent for any application.
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Reclaimed Elm Flooring
Elm is one of our favorite reclaimed hardwood flooring options here at Elmwood Reclaimed Timber. The long straight grain and beautiful light color make up this high quality, solid hardwood flooring choices. And of course, it’s our namesake. The sanded surface, combined with just the right color tones and surface sheen, will allow you to feel the zen in your own home. American Elm was the most widely planted shade tree from the Civil War until the early 20th Century.
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Reclaimed Douglas Fir Flooring
A reddish-brown pine with prominent growth rings and slightly lighter sapwood, reclaimed douglas fir wood flooring is predominantly straight grained, but can often be wavy or spiral. Harvested in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Douglas fir is to this day a very important tree species, utilized for any application from structural timbers to furniture making. Douglas fir was a very traditional floor in turn-of-the-century mission style homes for the working and living quarters, with a more formal hardwood in the parlor and dining rooms, or “public” areas of the home. Today, we reclaim this versatile solid wood from old buildings and warehouses in the form of large beams and reclaimed lumber.
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Reclaimed Mixed Wood Flooring
Mixed hardwood flooring blends together different wood species that have a lot of grain, pattern and movement. Mixed hardwood combines the beauty of a variety of wood species for a striking, bold result. The varying tones of the planks give them an attractive contrast. When you choose mixed hardwood flooring, you’re choosing a one-of-a-kind option for your home. This style of reclaimed hardwood flooring gives your home character and warmth in any room!
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Reclaimed Barn Wood Flooring
Reclaimed Barn Wood Flooring is carefully milled from antique barn wood and an engineered hardwood flooring option that homeowners love! The aged paneling, reclaimed from century-old utilitarian structures, is skim planed to provide a smoother surface while retaining the character found in each wide plank. The historic barns located throughout the Great Plains were left in a natural state, which aged to a light brown to silvery grey. The siding from each barn is unique. Once the reclaimed lumber has been removed from the barn and transferred to our facility, our dedicated staff grades through each plank to obtain only the soundest boards. Our Reclaimed Skimmed Barn Wood Flooring is now ready to be repurposed in your space.
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American Walnut Flooring
American Walnut Flooring woods are lovely, dark and deep. This is certainly true of American wide plank walnut flooring! The heartwood is rich dark brown to purplish in color with lighter tan sapwood. It is usually straight grained and the texture is coarse and uniform. Black Walnut is a very high quality, sought-after cabinet lumber that is excellent for any interior application.
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American White Oak Flooring
Traditional white oak wide plank wood flooring is a brilliant flooring option. Smooth surface, brushed or original rustic faces are combined with fresh color tones and then finished with a variety of sheen levels. The sapwood is lighter than the heartwood, which is a light tan to yellow-brown. White oak is usually straight grained with fewer seams, but can be often irregular or cross-grained. It has a slightly less coarse texture than red oak and has been widely used throughout history as a cornerstone wood for most any application. White oak is the wood of choice for barrel cooperage for distilleries throughout history.
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American Hickory Flooring
Wide plank hickory floors are usually straight grained, but occasionally wavy or irregular. Hickory has a somewhat coarse texture, making it a unique choice for hardwood floors with guaranteed durability. Hickory is a very strong wood that, if treated well, will last a lifetime with minimal wear. Hickory is also a good option for hand scraped flooring.
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American Ash Flooring
American Ash Flooring is a traditional grade of ash wide plank wood flooring that brings forth a beautiful grain, character and color variations. From creamy white and light gray-brown in the sapwood to deep browns at the heart, and a grain that is commonly confused with oak, wide plank ash flooring is a stylish flooring option. Ash is a very hard wood, used extensively for tool handles, and almost all wooden baseball bats are made from this very versatile and beautiful natural wood.
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European White Oak Flooring
European white oak offers a classic style with a modern twist. Homeowners choose European wide plank wood flooring when they’re looking for a contemporary, bright and open option. Featuring wide board widths and long lengths, these stylish floors are sure to impress in any environment. White oak flooring is perfect for a homeowner looking for a traditional or modern style flooring option that maximizes space.
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Custom Wood Flooring
Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? We have options for that, too. Texture, color, finish: you name it and we’ll adjust it to fit your vision. That’s what bespoke is all about. Your project can be completely customized from beginning to end. Need a starting point? Our bespoke hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood library contains more than 2500 samples of different looks we have created over time. Some are wild and others mild, and they are all available to you.
Buying Guide To Wide Plank Flooring
Finding the perfect floors for your design project can be overwhelming. We are here to help you choose the right wood species, milling profile, stain, and finish that will last a lifetime and bring a smile to your face every time you walk on it.
This guide is available to help you get started narrowing down your options so you can make the right decision for your project. The key is to evaluate all factors including environment, stability, usage, wear, and value.
Unlike other flooring providers, we have our own state-of-the-art milling facility so we take pride in our products and it shows. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our flooring experts at #800-705-0705
Wood Flooring FAQ
You have questions, we have the answers. Each natural wood project is unique and requires special attention to details, as well as in-depth knowledge of everything from product specification to how it gets delivered. Let our Elmwood team help you navigate the choices and understand what to expect when it comes to realizing your vision.
To see the full FAQ section, including questions about Elmwood as well as ordering and shipping questions, click here.
I want to incorporate radiant heat. How will this work with hardwood floors?
Wood floors installed over radiant heat will provide trouble-free warmth for the life of the floor. Since natural wood is an excellent conductor of heat, radiant heat is an ideal heat source to use with wide plank wood flooring. The even distribution of heat is far more beneficial to the wood than a comparable forced air system. Be sure to tell the company installing your heating system that you plan to use wide plank wood floors as your flooring material, so they can adapt the system accordingly if necessary.
Are wood floors a good choice for a high traffic or commercial area?
Absolutely! If properly maintained, a natural wood floor is a wonderful and durable choice in a high use location such as a kitchen, restaurant or any high traffic area. This is precisely why wood floors have been used for centuries, and why we can source this reclaimed wood from countless locations.
How much extra material should I plan on ordering?
The answer to this question depends on your space and how you plan on installing the material. For a normal installation, in which the material is running parallel to the walls, we typically advise you to order at least 7 to 10 percent extra overage for cutting and fitting. However, if you plan on installing your hardwood floors in an angled or atypical layout, you will want to order additional material, as the cuts will add up and you will have more waste. We also recommend having some extra material on hand as “attic stock,” in case planks get damaged for any reason in the future and you need to make a repair.
What is the difference between actual vs. nominal face widths for hardwood?
Just as at a lumberyard, where a 2 x 4 is not actually a 2-inch by 4-inch dimension, our wood flooring is specified in full inch increments. The actual face width will be 1/2″ less after milling, so for example, a 7″ plank will have a face width of 6 1/2″. Our expert team will always do the calculations for you, so you will receive the correct square footage.
What’s the difference between square and pillowed edges?
A square edge is when the surface edges of each wood plank are milled square. Pillowed edges, in contrast, are milled onto the edges of each plank, creating a slightly beveled edge. This is typically only done to prefinished wood flooring and will help hide any over/under wood that may occur from milling or irregular sub-floors. Pillowed edges can also create the look of separation from plank to plank.
What should homeowners know about random widths vs. single plank widths?
Single plank widths can be challenging to produce in certain products and depend on available wood stocks. For example, making a 5″ product when our stock is 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″ planks creates substantial waste when we cut the wider planks down to achieve enough of the 5″ width. This adds cost to your pricing, does not add value and is less environmentally friendly. While we are happy to accommodate your order, there may be added cost in doing so. Random widths help us to maximize the wood and are typically more cost effective, while at the same time, creating a very natural look and feel. Most of our orders are placed in a random width pattern for these reasons. When ordering random width material, you will want to install in a truly random pattern, as you will not receive exact lineal footage of each width. Our expert team ensures that you will receive enough of each width to achieve a natural looking product.
Can Elmwood provide a Class A, non-combustible finish (ASTM E-84)?
Yes, we provide material to commercial projects regularly, and, in many cases, this is a requirement. The main product we use penetrates deep into the wood and gives a class A rating. While it can slightly darken the color of the wood, in most cases there is no visual difference. We’re happy to accommodate your commercial hardwood needs.
What types of finish can be ordered on a pre-finished product?
Depending on the product ordered, we have several different options for finishes, including options for engineered hardwood. For a more complete resource on finishing our wood products, please visit our finishing page.
Should I glue and nail my wide plank flooring?
Yes, we recommend both glue and nail on all wide plank hardwood flooring over 5″. This will ensure that the planks stay flat from season to season and protect the durability of your investment over time.
What is acclimation and why or how do I need to do it?
Acclimation is the process of allowing the wood to equalize humidity levels and conform to its new environment. This is an important step in the installation process and ensures the wood planks stay tight. We recommend separating all of the bundles and acclimating our wood products for 7 to 14 days, depending on your space and based on the type of wood you are acclimating. It is important that all “wet work,” such as drywalling and mudding, be fully complete and that there will be no additional moisture added to the space before acclimation and installation. We also advise homeowners to have their HVAC system up and running to ensure that the space is at normal humidity levels.
Are wide plank floors more expensive?
Wide plank floors are often more expensive than narrower strip flooring products. This pricing increase is due to many factors, such as the quality of the wood itself and the cost associated with the grades of raw lumber needed to produce a stable wide plank floor. Elmwood Reclaimed Timber’s wide plank hardwood flooring is available at a wide range of pricing points and comes in a range of wide widths and long lengths.
How do I maintain and clean my floors?
Whether you choose a prefinished floor, engineered wood floor or do a site finish on your Elmwood Floor, we always recommend weekly cleaning with the proper cleaning product. This will ensure your hardwood floors stay beautiful for many years to come!
What is bespoke flooring and how does it work?
A wide range of textures and colors make up our high quality engineered wood flooring collections, but we know that some projects have specific needs that fall outside of this box. We’re committed to helping bring your hardwood floor vision to life! This is where our bespoke program comes in, to custom tailor a product that is specific to your project needs and design vision. Explore more of what you can look forward to with our bespoke custom wood flooring.