Reclaim a Piece of History: Chestnut This species of wood no longer grows in the American forests. Any chestnut wood today comes from old structures, barns and industrial buildings built before the Chestnut blight in the early 20th century. Re-sawn beams and re-milled siding creates the Chestnut flooring of today. It is becoming scarce as these old buildings disappear and is usually the most expensive of the antique flooring materials. It’s Characteristics: Antique chestnut is characterized by its strength, and unique open grained wood with a high level of resistance to decay. This flooring,.more
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Heart pine is wood that comes from the center (heart) of the pine tree. Heart pine is a little harder than the sapwood, which makes it ideal for flooring. It is still considered a softwood, however, and that is why it is important that you understand that it may get dents and dings in it due to normal wear and tear. If your home is more formally styled, then you may not like the look of theheart pines, because it tends to be more casual styled. .more
Rustic Chic is all about the Wood – From Walls to Ceilings to Flooring! Incorporating reclaimed and new wood elements into your home design allows you to create a truly unique home. Modern design ideas that attractively blend reclaimed wood and old house design elements into new homes make an impressive statement Reclaimed Wood: Recycled wood is one of modern interior design trends that add to living spaces appeal. Salvaged wood adds fantastic texture, gray and brown color shades to modern house design. Old wooden floors give unique character to living spaces. Imperfections, cracks and scratches are wonderful details that have their.more
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