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Adding Elegance and Character to Your Home with Reclaimed Antique Hardwood

September 7, 2016

As you move forward with plans to renovate your home, there is a great way to give it so much character. Antique hardwood! Homeowners all over the country are choosing this solution for their floors to impress guests and create a very welcoming appearance. When trying to decide on the best type of hardwood for you and your family, here are some reasons to consider this solution and the benefits it has.
  1. Recycling Material and Saving the Planet: When using antique flooring, you are saving wood that may not have been used otherwise. Even better, you are saving the environment! With millions of trees being wasted each year, recycling hardwood has several environmental benefits. For starters, it gives this wood a home. Second, it helps to keep it out of landfills and lying out in other areas where it is taking up space, rotting and attracting pests and animals. By using antique wood for your floors, it helps to slow the need to cut down more trees for new flooring and all the work that goes into it. Learn more about environmental benefits from purchasing and installing antique floors in The Guardian’s “Recycled Wood: The Truly Green Key to a Sustainable Built Environment.”
  2. Look and Feel: Antique flooring has a look and feel unlike anything else! With each plank coming from potentially centuries of history, you can add that history to your home. Also, because of age and uniqueness, it will be exclusive to your home. Plus, when shopping, there are all types of styles of antique floors. This allows you to find the right look or feel for you. Older oak, heart pine and ranch house blend are darker colors to add depth and soul into the floors. For lighter and brighter options, look at hickory, wormy chestnut and tobacco pine. For the best of both worlds, the old world blend is fantastic. Over years, it will maintain its quality and can easily be refinished if it becomes dull.
  3. Durability: The quality and durability of antique floors is outstanding. Being some of the highest of quality available, you can rest easy that your investment will last for many years to come. Why? The trees grew for hundreds of years allowing them so much time to strengthen. They grew during a different time where they did not need to grow and be cut down quickly.
For the best antique hardwood for your home renovation project, choose Ward Hardwood Flooring! You will fall in love with any of our styles to create the perfect vintage and rustic feel in your home. Our reclaimed flooring is sourced from mills of the highest standards. You can use it for floors, beams, siding and more. Plus, you have your choice of wide planking and long lengths in oak, heart pine, tobacco pine, wormy chestnut, ranch house blend, hickory or old world blend. Find the best prices with our current specials and 2016 inventory and wood installation. Visit our showroom at 29390 Industrial Way #100 in Evergreen, Colorado or give us a call at 303-674-6966. We are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment on Saturday.