Antique Heart Pine Flooring & Millwork

 


   

 

 

 

"I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for delivering the most beautiful wood in the world.
 I recently purchased 3/4",
#2 heart pine for my home, completed the installation myself and just can't stop admiring it."

Scott Hoover
Maryland

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions


Top 20 FAQ:

  1. Why should I considered reclaimed flooring?
  2. Is the price of reclaimed flooring more or less than new flooring?
  3. What is the difference between resawn and barn-board flooring?
  4. Can I get samples?
  5. Once I place my order, how long before the flooring arrives?
  6. What is the average length of the flooring?
  7. How much waste should I add to my actual footage?
  8. Do you ship nationwide?
  9. How do I unload my flooring when it arrives?
  10. Do you buy old wood or barns?
  11. Where do you get all this old wood?
  12. Do you kiln dry your lumber?
  13. Do I need to let my new flooring acclimate?
  14. Can I install your flooring over radiant heat?
  15. Is your flooring end-matched (t&g on the ends)?
  16. Do you offer your flooring prefinished?
  17. Can you recommend an installer for my flooring?
  18. How long will my wood floors last?
  19. Why should I choose Appalachian Woods?
  20. How do I get started?

 

 
 

 

Q: Why should I considered reclaimed flooring?

A. Reclaimed 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 environmental benefits.

 

Q: Is the price of reclaimed flooring more or less than new flooring?

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?

A: 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 Oak, Antique Wormy Chestnut and our Vintage Thresher 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?

A: 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?

A: 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. 

 

Q: 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 reclaimed wood?

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 acclimate?

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 Dept.

 

Q: Can I install your flooring over radiant heat?

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 the ends)?

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 my flooring?

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 floors last?

A: When maintained properly a wood floor can last a lifetime.

 

Q: Why should I choose Appalachian Woods?

A: We 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?

A: Simply give us a call at 1.800.333.7610 or fill out a Quote 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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