Reclaimed Wood Flooring – Installation Guidelines


A reclaimed wood floor is an asset for any property. Installed correctly and finished sympathetically, it will enhance the aesthetics and provide a durable and functional feature to last as long as the property stands. Any short cuts made throughout the installation process – from purchase of the floor to the final coat of finish – will affect the finished article in both longevity and durability, as well as lessening the intrinsic beauty that reclaimed wood floors provide. Traditional and antique wood floors have always been installed in a thorough and methodical fashion and as such they remain serviceable for centuries. Modern construction techniques and lack of skilled tradesmen, coupled with an insatiable thirst for ease of use and speed of completion, have directly threatened the correct procedures required to achieve faultless reclaimed solid wood installation.