Your business or home’s best option for durability, style & sustainability
From Weathered Barns to Stunning Interiors
Once a beam in a farmer’s barn, a supporting joist for a warehouse roof or a hand-hewn girder in a stable, no two pieces of reclaimed wood are exactly alike. Harvested decades and even centuries ago from slow-growth, virgin timber, aged wood offers an authentic and exceptionally tight wood grain with a rich, naturally weathered color and patina that cannot be duplicated today.
New Life for America’s Old Wooden Structures
Whether you’re building a rustic cabin retreat or renovating a modern urban dwelling, Southern Vintage 100-percent reclaimed hardwood flooring can help you create an enduring space that’s as unique as your taste.
Installing reclaimed wood floors also demonstrates your dedication to preserving our nation’s past, as well as furthering its present goals for sustainability. All our materials qualify for LEED points under the materials and resources category and are guaranteed to last.
Antique Wood Flooring
Inspect our reclaimed floor planks by hand and you’ll discover the rustic detail you’ll only find in authentic antique flooring: Saw marks and nail holes made a century ago, naturally weathered wood from the exterior of a barn, and the tight grain patterns distinctive to antique hardwoods.
Many of the historic barns from which our reclaimed woods are salvaged were raised when the Midwest and Appalachians were still part of the American frontier. The trees from which these planks were milled grew here long before settlers built their homesteads. Each antique floor plank you buy from our reclaimed flooring collection has a history deeply entwined with America’s own early chapters.
• solid or engineered
• 2-1/ 4″ – 12″ width
• unfinished or pre-finished
• live sawn, flat sawn, quarter sawn, rift sawn, band sawn, center cut
• wire brushed, contour sanded,
• square edge, micro-beveled, eased edge
• character grade, light character grade, select & better
• tongue and groove
• urethane finish, oil finish, poly finish
• any color of your choice
The 3 most commonly used grades are: Select, #1 Common, and #2 Common, which is also known as “Rustic” grade, or “Builder’s” grade. The grading scale is a measure of what is known as “Character” markings or natural characteristics, e.g., variation in color from board to board, mineral streaks, presence of knots or worm holes; but they also reference average board length, milling imperfections, and other irregularities. None of these 3 different grades are better or more durable than the others – the grading is primarily a way to qualify appearance. Some people prefer the uniformity of Select grade, while others prefer a more rustic look with more character in the floor. Less character markings costs more, because there will be less of a tree that is usable. Select grade is the most expensive of the three, with #1 being a bit cheaper, and #2 Rustic grade costing considerably less than Select. SELECT grade has very few imperfections or character markings. Select grade will be almost uniform in color, with very few knots or holes, and longer, similar length boards. Small, tight knots are permitted only every 3 feet.
#1 Common has more variation in light and dark colors from board to board, knots, holes, and more variation in the length of boards.
#2 Common or Rustic grade is very rustic in appearance, with great variation in color from board to board, visible mineral streaks, prominent, larger-sized knots and worm holes, and lots of shorter boards.