Why should I considered
flooring has many benefits. The original character and patina are unparalleled
in beauty and durability. Also, using reclaimed wood saves today's forests and
leaves the beauty of the trees for future generations, not to mention the
Q: Is the price of reclaimed flooring more or less than new
A: In general the
price of reclaimed flooring is a bit higher. This is due to many factors
including the costs involved in demolition, denailing, and the grading process.
The process of turning the reclaimed lumber into flooring can be lengthy and
involves considerable time, money and expertise. Each piece of flooring that you
get is graded to insure that you do not get unstable knots or excessive checking
(cracks). Each piece that you receive will be stable and usable.
Q: What is the difference between
resawn and barn-board flooring?
Resawn flooring comes from large timbers that we saw into flooring. This leaves
a clean look on the face with no original markings on it (such as saw marks).
Barn-board flooring comes from original barn boards and will have character on
the face of the flooring. Some of the barn-board flooring that we do are
Antique Wormy Chestnut
Flooring. All of our
Antique Heart Pine Flooring is resawn.
Q: Can I get samples?
A: Absolutely. Our goal is to give you realistic
expectations of our flooring. We do two types of samples; the first is a free
piece of the flooring that you are interested in and the second type is a much
larger sample box. The larger sample box is $25 (to cover costs and freight).
The larger sample box will include 3-4 pieces in the width range you are
interested in. They are usually around 18" long and contain a wide variety of
the character you may get with your flooring order. If you would like samples,
please give us a call at (800).333.7610.
Q: Once I place my order, how long
before the flooring arrives?
Lead time can vary depending on the size of the order. Average lead time for
flooring is 4-6 weeks. If you think you will need your flooring sooner, please
call us and we will do our best to accommodate. Lead time for furniture varies
and is based on each particular project.
Q: What is the
average length of the flooring?
Average length varies depending on the species and grade. Average length of
reclaimed flooring is typically in the 6'-7' range. Average length of our new
flooring is typically 9'-10'. Again, this will vary from order to order but we
do our best to keep short pieces to a minimum.
Q: How much waste should I add?
A: You will want to plan on adding 8%-10% for waste. This is not
because you will have 8%-10% of "bad" flooring. This is normal with all antique
flooring orders. You will accumulate waste as you trim boards at the end of your
runs, etc. We aim to ship only 100% usable boards.
Q: Do you ship nationwide?
A: Yes, we ship nationwide via common carrier. We
have many carriers to choose from. When shipping your order we will look for the
best rate available.
How do I unload my flooring when it arrives?
A: Your flooring will packaged and banded onto a
pallet. If a forklift is not available, then the flooring will have to be
unloaded by hand. Depending on the size of the order you will want to have 4-5
people on hand to help unload.
Q: Do you buy old wood or barns?
A: Yes, we do. If you have lumber or an old barn
that you think we may be interested in, please call us at (800).333.7610.
Q: Where do you get your
A. We reclaim lumber and timbers from old barns and structures
that are usually condemned or have long been abandoned. These salvaged timbers,
once destined for the dump, have a wonderful hidden beauty that can only be
released by sawing these timbers into lumber and then milling that lumber into
our beautiful Antique flooring.
Q: Do you kiln dry your lumber?
A: All of our dimensional lumber is kiln dried in our new kiln.
This ensures that, when left to acclimate properly before installation, your
flooring will provide years of durability and stability. All of our flooring is
kiln dried to a moisture content of 8%-10%
Q: Do I need to let my new flooring
A. We do recommend that you let the flooring acclimate for 1-2
weeks. Check with your installer for further instructions, or call our Sales
Q: Can I install your flooring over
A: This is one of our most popular questions. As long as the
proper steps are taken, wood flooring over radiant heat will provide years of
durability. A professional installation is recommended when installing your
flooring over radiant heat. Once again, check with your installer before
attempting this installation.
Q: Is your flooring end-matched (t&g on
A: Our flooring is not end matched. It is squared on the ends. We
have debated whether or not to end match and feel that a true squared end
provides more flexibility when installing.
Q: Do you offer
your flooring prefinished?
A: All of our flooring is offered unfinished. This allows for the
best flexibility and allows you to get the finished look that you desire. Every
installation is done in a different decor and usually a specific look is in
mind. We do offer the option to have our flooring prefininshed. This is
available for an additional charge and only upon request.
Q: Can you recommend an installer for
A: We do have a few installers that we can recommend. Ask your
salesperson when you call if there is a particular installer for your area that
we could recommend.
Q: How long will my wood
A: When maintained properly a wood floor can last a lifetime.
Q: Why should I
choose Appalachian Woods?
recognize that your antique wood flooring will be one of the most substantial
purchases for your new home or remodel. Each piece of flooring is individually
graded by hand.
We take great care in the precision milling of your flooring.
We have years of expertise and high standards and will do our best to ensure
that you are happy with your Appalachian Woods experience.
Q: How do I get started?
give us a call at 1.800.333.7610 or fill out a
Request form. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales
staff will be glad to help you get started. We look forward to working with you
on your project!
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