If you live in an early 1900’s American Bungalow or Craftsman style home there is a good chance that your original wood flooring is 3-1/4” Douglas Fir, a native of the Pacific Northwest and the Inter-Mountain West. CVG Douglas Fir is the classic choice for homes of this type and era. There is a great article on this style of home here.
Reclaimed Teak VS. Plantation Teak
Evaluating reclaimed Teak vs. Plantation Teak: Six advantages to choosing reclaimed teak lumber for flooring, siding, wall paneling or decking.
Quality of Reclaimed
Premium old-growth quality of genuine reclaimed Teak, with tighter growth rings than plantation Teak, cannot be duplicated. It is truly special and of the highest possible quality.
Stability of Reclaimed
As with any reclaimed wood, the seasoned age is going to lend improved stability vs. new wood of the same species.
Legacy of storied wood
Every piece of reclaimed lumber has unique history which cannot be duplicated, and is a source of conversation and speculation.
Color of seasoned teak
The softly seasoned color of reclaimed teak is rich and warm, and more refined than the often mineral-streaked plantation teaks.
Distinctive appearance of aged patina (see Pela Teak) makes every board a one-of-a-kind reflection of legacy. Smooth, re-milled Teak is more subtle in the reclaimed character of nail holes and mortise pockets.
You are selecting a product with evidence of a recycled nature - evidence you can see for yourself. In addition, you never have to wonder if native forests were cleared to make way for plantations.
FSC Certified Reclaimed Wood
OUR SOLID RECLAIMED FLOORING, WALL PANELING, SIDING, AND DECKING IS NOW FSC CERTIFIED!
Working on a LEED project? You're in luck. Anthology Woods has many FSC-Certified solid reclaimed wood options to fulfill LEED Materials & Resources (MR) 4.1 and 4.2 credits (recycled content) and many products to help you achieve MR 5.1 and 5.2 (regional materials), as well as the expertise to help you navigate the details!
In fact, ALL our solid reclaimed wood products are FSC certified, and many of our engineered products are available with an FSC-certified new-wood substrate at your request!! In addition to these core products, Anthology Woods will custom source FSC new wood in solid and engineered products by request, as well.
Connect with Anthology Woods to get started, or view the suite of products available in FSC-Certified Reclaimed wood.