Pros and Cons of Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Wood Provides a Unique, Environmentally Friendly Flooring Option.

When the time comes for you to install new hardwood flooring in your home, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by all the different options. One unique option provided by Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting is reclaimed wood flooring. This style of flooring provides your home with a beautiful floor in an eco-friendly sustainable way.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Reclaimed wood flooring is constructed from wood that has been repurposed. Usually it was a floor in a different location. Reclaimed flooring has many benefits, but there are also things to look out for. Here are some the pros and cons to reclaimed wood flooring.

Pros
First, reclaimed roofing is very sustainable and eco-friendly. It provides an opportunity to keep strong, usable wood from rotting away in a landfill. Second it can be very beautiful and often times creates a very unique floor pattern because of how the wood has aged. Third, and finally, a reclaimed wooden floor has withstood more traffic and weather changes than a new wood floor. This makes it stronger and more durable.

Cons
The biggest problem with reclaimed hardwood flooring is not the flooring itself, but the people who sell and install them. You want to make sure that you work with a reputable company that can tell you exactly where the wood came from. Unreliable construction companies often time try to pass off reclaimed wood as stronger than it actually is or as though it is made from a certain kind of wood when really they don’t know how to identify the wood. Reclaimed wood is usually more expensive than a new wood floor and if you hire the wrong company you could end up with a floor infested with bugs or coated with toxic chemicals.

If you’re interested in learning more about reclaimed wood flooring, contact Armour Seal Roofing and Contracting at 267-622-7158.