Reclaimed timber flooring looks stunning, is highly individual and works with both traditional and contemporary design schemes. But, unless you are careful about your source, it may be a risky specification. Fortunately, reclaimed timber flooring from Havwoods is the genuine article. It's safe, ethically manufactured and ready to add personality to your space.
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Reclaimed or recycled timber is any piece of wood that has already been used for another purpose. It could have come from a variety of places, including furniture, buildings or vehicles, such a row boats or wagons.
Recently, reclaimed timber has become a popular flooring choice for its unique appearance. You won’t find another piece of wood like your recycled timber plank, which means your floor will have a unique charm.
Reclaimed timber is also very popular for use as cladding on doors or walls to create unique features full of character. It is also highly suitable for bespoke joinery pieces such as cabinetry and furniture.
Reproduction reclaimed timber flooring is where a virgin timber plank has been made to have the look of a genuine reclaimed board. The benefit of a reproduction reclaimed plank is cost. Genuine reclaimed timber is often harder to source and produce than virgin timber. With a reproduction reclaimed plank you can achieve the beautiful rustic worn look of reclaimed timber, at a lower cost point.
Reclaimed or recycled timber offers a variety of design and construction benefits, including:
Yes, reclaimed wood is real wood. It has been harvested from a building, furniture or other object and sawn into the timber planks that will be used to produce your new floor.
Timber is easily recycled. In Europe reclaimed timber is typically harvested from old barns, retired ships, stock farms, warehouses, wine casts and other timber objects.
The timber is then sawn, sanded and profiled to meet 21st century standards, ensuring a level of consistency that can be relied on for even the largest of projects.
Reclaimed wood purchased through a flooring supplier or store poses no risk to your home, business or occupants. This is because the boards or planks have been treated and prefinished to eliminate any potential threats from insecticides, lead or other toxins.
When reclaiming wood yourself, you should be aware that the timber may have been exposed to toxic substances during its prior use. This is why it’s safer and cost-effective to purchase reclaimed timber from a reliable supplier.
Yes, reclaimed wood is an eco-friendly flooring solution. By recycling timber you aren’t contributing to demand for new timber floor boards. You are also reducing the waste and resource consumption required to manufacture new planks.
At Havwoods, we take reclaimed timber seriously. With over 40 years in the timber flooring industry, you can rest assured that our reclaimed timber planks are safe and ready to meet your flooring needs:
Not quite sure reclaimed timber is for you or your clients? We invite you to view our reclaimed timber products, in person, at a Havwoods flooring showroom in these Australian cities:
Alternatively you can order a free sample of our products online, which will be delivered to any Australian address.
Have a question? Get in touch with our friendly team and we’ll help you decide if a reclaimed timber floor is the best choice for you, based on your needs.