Custom milled to your specific needs and design specifications, our reclaimed wood flooring is hand crafted one plank at a time, every time. Reclaimed wood flooring imbues a look and feel that you cannot match. We cannot begin to tell you how many customers of ours come back to us after purchasing one of our reclaimed floors to convey how much the wood has enhanced and enriched their space. All of our reclaimed wood flooring is 100% reclaimed from old barns, buildings, rural structures and sustainable sources of reclaimed timber. Custom milled to your specific needs and design specifications, our reclaimed wood flooring is hand crafted one plank at a time, every time. Species and grades listed represent reclaimed wood flooring selections available.
Reclaimed Oak Flooring
Reclaimed oak flooring! It’s an instant classic. Prized for its durability and attractive grain pattern, our collection of prefinished original rustic, brushed and smooth surfaced reclaimed oak delights all the senses. A mixture of domestic red and white American Oaks. Oak is one of the ‘cornerstone’ woods in North America and world-wide. The mix of the reddish orange tones of red oak complement well with the gold and light brown hues of the white oak, making this floor a classic choice.
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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 and growth rings are dark, dense and very conspicuous. 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
Reclaimed elm just happens to be one of our faves over here at Elmwood Reclaimed Timber. The long straight grain, beautiful light color and of course it’s our namesake. Sanded surface combined with just the right color tones and surface sheen, we know you too will feel the zen. 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 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 wood from old factories and warehouses in the form of large beams and dimensional lumber.
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Reclaimed Barn Wood Flooring
Reclaimed Barn Wood Flooring is carefully milled from antique barn wood. The aged siding reclaimed from century old utilitarian structures is skim planed to provide a smoother surface while retaining the character found in each 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 siding 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 given a second life in your space.
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American Walnut Flooring
The 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 texture is coarse and uniform. Black Walnut is a very 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, brilliant in every way. Smooth surface, brushed or original rustic faces combined with fresh color tones 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, but can be often irregular or cross-grained. White oak 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. Hickory is a very strong wood that, if treated well, will last a lifetime with minimal wear.
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American Ash Flooring
A traditional grade of wide plank ash flooring that brings forth a beautiful grain and just the right amount of character as well as 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 excellent for virtually any application. A very hard wood, Ash is used extensively for tool handles, and almost all wooden baseball bats today are made from this very versatile and beautiful wood.
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European White Oak Flooring
Classic style with a modern twist. European wide plank wood flooring combined with contemporary colors, textures and of course, emotions! Featuring wide widths and long lengths these stylish floors are sure to impress in any environment from traditional to ultra modern.
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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, completely customized from beginning to end. Need a starting point? Our bespoke 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.
Wood Flooring FAQ
You have questions, we have the answers. Each 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 us 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 do radiant heat. How will this work?
Wood floors installed over radiant heat will provide trouble free service for the life of the floor. Since wood is an excellent conductor of heat, radiant heat is an ideal heat source to use with wide plank 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 wood 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 wood floor in a high use location such as a kitchen, restaurant or any high traffic area is a wonderful choice. In fact, you aren’t the first person to think of this. Wood floors have been used for centuries.
How much extra material should I plan on ordering?
This can be a tricky question depending on your space and how you plan on installing the material. For a normal installation where the material is running parallel to the walls, we would typically advise you to order at least 7 to 10 percent extra overage for cutting and fitting. If you plan on installing in an angled layout you will want to add more material as the cuts will add up and you will have more waste. We also do recommend having some extra material as “attic stock” in case planks get damaged for any reason.
What are actual vs nominal face widths?
Similar to going to a lumberyard 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″. We will always do the calculations for you, so, you will end up receiving the correct square footage.
What’s the difference between square and pillowed edges?
Square edge is when the surface edges of each plank are milled square. Pillowed edges are milled onto the edges of each plank creating a slightly beveled edge. This is typically only done to pre finished 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.
Random widths vs single plank widths, what should I know?
Single plank widths can be challenging to produce in certain products and depend on available wood stocks. Imagine making a 5″ product and our stock is 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″ planks, we will have to create substantial waste and rip the wider planks down to achieve enough of the 5″ width to complete the order, this adds cost and does not make the most of the value available for these resources, not to mention not being as environmentally friendly. While we are happy to accommodate your order there is 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. We do however ensure 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 in no visual difference.
What types of finish can be ordered on a pre finished product?
Depending on the product ordered we have several different options for finish. 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 plank flooring over 5″. This will ensure that the planks stay flat from season to season.
What is acclimation and why/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. It is also advisable to have the 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 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 Timbers wide plank flooring has a wide range of price points and comes in a range of wide widths and long lengths.
How do I maintain and clean my floors?
Whether you chose a pre-finished floor or do a site finish on your Elmwood Floor, we always recommend weekly cleaning with the proper cleaning product.
What is Bespoke flooring and how does it work?
We have a wide range of textures and colors that make up our flooring collections, but we know that some projects have specific needs that fall outside of this box. This is where our Bespoke program comes into custom tailors a product that is specific to your project needs and design vision.