Reclaimed Chestnut Flooring

The Rarest of Them All.

The prominent Chestnut grain, and other markings, complement the rich colors that vary from light brown to darker cocoa. A renowned American hardwood, this giant of the forest was all but wiped out by a tragic blight in the early 1900s. Today, Reclaimed Chestnut is prized for its rarity as well as its beauty.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are reclaimed vs. distressed Chestnut floors?

While reclaimed Chestnut floors are made from timbers that are decades or centuries old, distressed floors are made with new planks that are treated to look as if they were cut and milled long ago. Common techniques for distressing new floors include adding hand scraped edges and recreating the saw marks that were once common on boards cut at early sawmills.

What are reclaimed vs. antique Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors are the same as antique Chestnut floors – the terms can be used interchangeably.

What are wide plank Chestnut floors?

Wide plank flooring is made with floorboards that are 5″ to 20″ wide and up to 12′ in length. Because these measurements far exceed the width and length of traditional flooring, wide plank floors are a standout in any room for their visually stunning appearance and for the minimal number of seams in the wood which makes any room seem bigger. Reclaimed Chestnut floors are wide plank floors by default, as the original Chestnut timbers were cut at wider widths.

Why choose reclaimed Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors add warmth, history and incredible visual interest to any room. When you walk on reclaimed Chestnut floors, you can almost feel the past resonate under your feet. Reclaimed flooring infuses a space with a connection to bygone eras and to generations of people who lived with and walked on these same wooden planks.

What are reclaimed Chestnut floors?

Reclaimed Chestnut floors are made with floorboards fashioned from wood that has been salvaged from old buildings slated for demolition. From barns and farmhouses to factories and old homes, these fading structures yield aged and weathered Chestnut timbers full of nail holes, wormholes, cracks, splits, color variations, saw marks and other imperfections, creating a rich character that only time can create.