Reclaimed Hemlock Barn Board
Nostalgic Wood's T&G solid wide plank floors are all milled to ¾" thickness, with lengths of 3' up to 14' long and is suitable for most applications.
Our engineered wide plank flooring offers the same distinctive beauty, and characteristics of our solid flooring with the added features of improved stability, and easier installation. Our T&G engineered floors are 5/16" reclaimed wood laminated onto 7/16" Baltic Plywood, resulting in a ¾" thick floor. Lengths are random up to 8' long. From the surface after it is laid using the same wood type, there is no visual difference in the engineered versus the solid wood flooring. We recommend the engineered flooring for applications over in-floor heating systems, in higher humidity environments or if laying directly onto concrete floors. Because of the higher labour in manufacturing engineered floors, the costs are $2.00 more per sq.ft. than solid.
All of these features may be further accentuated with shaded edges, and tracking marks created from burrowing insects which may leave another subtle trademark on some types of wood. Antique wood is generally richer in colour due to the patina absorbed over years of use, and due to the age of the time when first cut. It is important to realize that the characteristics described are merits of integrity and are the very things that make antique wood flooring individual and desirable.
We offer all our reclaimed barn woods in the antique re-sawn flooring. Milled from reclaimed original barn beams where the beams are re-sawn into 1" boards and then milled into the ¾" T&G flooring.
Pine, hemlock, and oak can also be manufactured as antique barn board flooring which is milled from the original barn floor planks. The exposed top surface is gently skip-planed leaving much of the original worn surface patina with its kerf marks, nail holes, etc. This results in a richer and more rustic look to the floor that has been very popular.
Each of these woods have their own distinctive look (colour, grain, texture etc). Other specialty woods may be available and are priced per project. Selecting a personal choice blend of these woods is no issue for either mix installation or for variation room by room.
All 4 are very similar in color, knot and grain variations and should be examined in person in order to select the one that appeals to you. A mix of these softwoods in a floor has wonderful results. A hemlock-tamarack blend is a new combination that we offer here at Nostalgic Wood.