Frequently asked question for reclaimed Flooring

Reclaimed Wood Flooring FAQ

Learn all there is to know about reclaimed wood flooring, selecting the right planks, and how to care for your new floor.

Learning About Reclaimed Wood

Everyone starts somewhere on their journey to learn about and fall in love with reclaimed wood flooring. Whether you’re a relative newcomer or a discerning connoisseur, this guide will provide you with answers to many reclaimed wood flooring frequently asked questions—and in turn, allow you to make a more informed buying decision.

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Learn how to turn reclaimed wood into a one-of-a-kind showpiece for your home, office, or building.

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The Basics of Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood offers unique natural beauty and durability that are unmatched by any other flooring product on the market. Learn more about how it’s harvested, processed, utilization tips, and its many benefits.

Yes, reclaimed wood is 100% recyclable. Most of the material we use went to the landfill when we started our business in 1969.

Yes, reclaimed wood is the ultimate recyclable. Reuse of this material started because its quality far exceeds today's lumber. The green movement propelled this industry to the forefront, and this naturally helps to limit deforestation by completely utilizing this renewable resource.

We offer Heart Pine, Eastern White Pine, Eastern Spruce, Hemlock, Oak, Redwood, Chestnut, Poplar, Cypress, and Chinese Elm.

We use a proprietary reclamation process that allows us to maximize yields while uncovering and preserving the natural beauty of reclaimed wood. We start by hand, selecting only the best pieces of wood from the demo site. We then carefully truck it back to our facility, where we grade the wood before it undergoes a series of processing steps that we’ve developed over the decades. Learn more about our reclamation process.

There’s a lot you can do with reclaimed wood, such as building new furniture, wall panels, flooring, ceiling beams, etc. View our showcase to see what our customers have created with our reclaimed wood products.
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Selecting Your Reclaimed Wood

Selecting reclaimed wood is a lot like choosing an aged fine wine. Color, grain patterns, and where/how you plan on using it should be all factored into your decision.

When shopping for reclaimed flooring, you should learn all about the manufacturing process and the source of the raw materials. The moisture content in your flooring is crucial to look out for. Our inside process keeps our beams, lumber, and flooring nice and dry.

We can match anything that we supply or that you provide us. This is our specialty.
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Caring For Your Reclaimed Wood

Preserve your investment for future generations to enjoy with the following reclaimed wood care tips.

Reclaimed wood will hold up many times better than today's lumber and composite materials. Overall it is harder and stronger.

Reclaimed wood requires similar maintenance to traditional wood surfaces.

Reclaimed Heart Pine will darken to a red/orange tone over time. The "yellow" streaks will turn red/orange/brown.

More Questions About Reclaimed Wood?

If you have any questions that we didn’t answer in the above FAQ guide, contact us below. At E.T. Moore, one of our knowledgeable and friendly reclaimed wood experts is here to help whenever you need it.

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