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If you do any lengthy search on the internet for "Reclaimed Flooring", you'll find a lot of websites out there. In fact, many of them will come up before ours does.
Some of the companies you'll see are good companies - good products backed up by excellent customer service. Unfortunately, the price you pay for this is normally much higher than what you would pay to buy from us.
Other companies (many of them out there) claim to have been in this business since the beginning of time and claim to be "experts" the field. Be wary of a company who can't show you the material before and after it is milled. These people are often brokers who buy from the cheapest source possible (often an inferior product) and resell it to you. They often don't know much about the product, where it came from, etc. In fact, they will often try to pass off a New Material for Old Growth.
See the images below to educate yourself on what to look for. Old Growth and New Material are completely different products and the brokers are counting on your lack of knowledge. Do a search on ebay right now and take a look at the different "Old Growth" Flooring that comes up and compare it to the pics below.
We were selling this material back before it was popular to "go green". For our customers, the selling point was not necessarily the green aspect of the product (although that was considered a bonus). What really sold the product was the quality you get out of Old Growth Material. The color variation and growth-patterns (as well as the fact that the Old-Growth material is often stronger than a new hardwood bought today) always set this product apart.
|The older the tree it was made from, the more growth rings you will find. Each growth ring = 1 year of life for a tree. On top of the beautiful color variation and growth ring patterns, the Old-Growth material is much more durable than the soft new material you'll find in a general building center.||The new material you'll get at a building center or that which is being passed off by some online sellers, has a very loose grain, is much weaker than the Old-Growth material and simple doesn't have the beautiful, deep coloration you find in an Old-Growth material. Nor is it as durable.|