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Remaining Environmentally Conscious in the Hardwood Flooring Industry

April 17, 2019

If you are one of the many homeowners considering a home renovation project, you probably have many choices that you will need to make. With so many different material options and design styles available to consumers, sorting through them can be a daunting task. One important factor for many homeowners is the environmental sustainability of the products they are choosing. Luckily, when it comes to the hardwood flooring industry, there are a variety of options available for every design style and budget.

Locally Harvested Beetle Kill Blue Pine

As a unique, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly option, Beetle Kill Blue Pine adds a unique blue hue to your woodworking that cannot be manufactured. As an excellent choice for paneling, trim, furniture and accent pieces, this material is just as durable as any other pine species and will give your home a timeless look. If you are looking for an even bolder look in a space, Beetle Kill Pine can be used as flooring, and there are many different finishing options that will help bring out the natural beauty of the material and complete the space.

Breathing New Life to Oak

Antique and Reclaimed Oak products are sourced from century-old structures, placing them at the top of the list in terms of environmentally conscious. Many of these structures would typically be torn down, placed in landfills or burned, but instead are given new life. Utilizing these materials eliminates the need to source from live trees, cutting down on your carbon footprint. The more mature trees that we can leave in the ground, the greater the long-term environmental benefits.
Not only are antique and reclaimed oaks great for the environment, but the way these products are milled deliver so many different options to perfectly fit your design style. A distressed grade product will show the character and weathering of the product, and is perfect for a darker, more rustic look, while a milled grade will remove a lot of the weathered patina and deliver a lighter product perfect for many different staining and re-finishing options. These oaks are not simply beautiful products, but they have weathered the test of time and are one of the most durable materials you can find.

Bringing Reclaimed to Your Home

If the concept of recycling during your remodel entices you and you are interested in exploring the possibility of integrating a reclaimed product, there are many different options available to you. If you are looking for a unique statement piece to tie together a room, maybe consider a custom-built furniture piece, like a table, bench or shelving unit. To add a dramatic feature, there are reclaimed paneling options that work perfectly on a wall, ceiling, fireplace, or underneath a bar top. If you are going for a full overhaul of a space, reclaimed products can be used just about anywhere, from flooring to beams and mantles, to trim work and more.

Whatever your needs, Ward Hardwood Flooring can help you pick out the perfect product for your home. Specializing in reclaimed products, and with over 30 years of experience within the industry, our expert team will help you with your project no matter how big or small. We carry a variety of products in our climate-controlled warehouse, so you don’t have to wait to get started on your project. Call us today at 1-855-674-6966 or email for more information or a free estimate!