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Welcome to The End Grain. Here we discuss many different industry topics, tips and tricks, explanations, education and learning opportunities around wood. We cover various topics and make mention of our Reclaimed, Recovered, and Rescued wood flooring. Choose a topic of interest below for a great read!

  • Reclaimed Log Home: Uncovering History
    Recently, we received a phone call to requesting us to go out to a site of an older home located in southwestern Ontario. When we walked up, we saw a typical brick … Read more
  • Humidity: its Effect on Flooring
    Choosing reclaimed flooring for your home or cottage is one of the best decisions you can make. Not only does it beautifully display character and add richness to the space, it can … Read more
  • Wood Guide: Know the characteristics
    No idea where to start with choosing a wood floor? Check out our wood guide to get an insight into all the beautiful features each wood has to offer.
  • Sustainability: Doing our part with the 3 R’s
    At Nostalgic Wood, we believe in the ‘Three Rs’ of sustainability: Reclaimed, Recovered and Rescued. While the words have been transformed from the original, better known ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, the overall meaning … Read more
  • Engineered Flooring: For those tricky, temperature influenced floors
    Engineered flooring is a fantastic product, especially when used in certain applications. There is occasionally misunderstanding about when is best to use Engineered Flooring. We’d like to discuss the product to help … Read more
  • Pre-finished versus on-site finished flooring
    If you’re in the market for the perfect wood flooring for your home or cottage, you’ve probably come across a few debates about pre-finished floors versus on-site finished floors. Both options can turn … Read more
  • Spalted Maple: Nature’s Penmanship
    Spalted maple is a highly coveted look for a beautiful accent piece. Spalting is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the early stages of wood decay. It gives the wood dark contrasting … Read more
  • Emerald Ash Borer: Destructive artists at work
    The epidemic of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Central North America has resulted in the loss of millions of Ash trees. Entire Forests have fallen victim to this beetle. Signs of … Read more
  • Queen’s Wharf Wood
    The Queen’s Wharf is the third and largest of the military-built wharves. It offered many uses, including connection to the railways. As a result, it was a busy industrial dock used by … Read more
  • DOUGLAS FIR: How the heck did it get to Ontario
    Most would agree that old barns are pretty neat. Some barns have withstood the test of time, especially in Ontario. Ever wonder how they decided what lumber to use? Well, in short, … Read more

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