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How to Choose the Right Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring for Your Home

It is evident that, unlike previous epochs, in the modern world, more and more people are becoming conscious of environmental issues. We’ve learned from our mistakes. That is why we seek ecological solutions nowadays. This shift towards sustainability is one of the main factors why reclaimed engineered wood flooring has gained so much popularity. It offers a stylish, durable, and eco-friendly alternative. With over 40 years of unrivalled expertise, The Main Company provides one of the top professionals who specialise in installing reclaimed engineered wood flooring. We offer a variety of colours and finishes so that everyone can find suitable options. With this diversity comes a little confusion. How do you choose the right engineered wood flooring that is ideal for your home? In today’s blog, we will help you find the perfect match for your flooring needs. 

What is Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring?

Before discussing the variety of reclaimed engineered wood flooring options, let’s focus on the characteristics that set this solution apart. As we have already mentioned, reclaimed engineered wood flooring is a sustainable flooring option. It combines the beauty and history of reclaimed wood with the stability and durability of engineered wood. Reclaimed wood is sourced from old buildings, barns, or industrial sites. It is a way to give new life to materials that would otherwise be discarded. This wood is then processed and bonded with layers of plywood or high-density fiberboard to create engineered planks that are both strong and dimensionally stable. As a result, you get sophisticated flooring, reduce deforestation, minimise waste and contribute to a more eco-friendly approach to home improvement. 

Advantages of Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring

Reclaimed engineered wood flooring offers many other benefits besides being an eco-friendly solution. Let’s discuss some of those, so you get the whole package. 

  • Durability and Stability – Engineered reclaimed wood flooring is made with old-growth wood, which is incredibly stable and durable compared to solid wood. Because of the tightly packed growth rings, it is denser and thus more physically durable, with better rot resistance. 
  • Unique Aesthetic Appeal – We offer a wide range of colours and finishes, from Weathered Barn Oak to traditional and rustic pine, to match your personal tastes. Let’s not forget that reclaimed flooring boasts a retro look that adds a distinct character and charm to any space.
  • Health and Indoor Air Quality – Unlike some materials that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), engineered reclaimed wood flooring from The Main Company promotes health and indoor air quality.

For more information about all the advantages of reclaimed engineered wood flooring, you can read our previous blog – The Benefits of Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring– and learn more about this topic. 

Factors to Consider When Choosing Reclaimed Engineered Wood Flooring

When choosing flooring for your home, it’s essential to carefully assess several key factors to ensure you make the best decision. For starters, you should consider the source and certification of the wood to guarantee its authenticity and sustainability. Think of which type of wood would match your interior with its aesthetic and functional properties. You should consider the grade and quality of the material to ensure you get the look and durability you want. These are the essentials you need to keep in mind. Let’s delve into this topic deeper so you get the best possible option available. 

Type of Wood

When choosing reclaimed engineered wood flooring, considering different wood types based on your home decor is crucial for achieving the desired aesthetic and functional outcome. From Weathered Barn Oak to traditional and rustic pine, we offer a wide range of finishes to complement various spaces and personal styles. For example, Reclaimed Heritage Oak in Burnt Grey Oak, a true favourite, features a stunning and unique finish created through hand-applied patinas and reactive stains that interact with the old tannins in the reclaimed oak. If you prefer a darker wood, Reclaimed Heritage Chantilly Old Tobacco offers dark, smoky hues that create a striking floor. Whether you aim for a traditional look or a modern finish, reclaimed wood flooring can be customised in numerous ways to suit your environment perfectly.

Plank Size and Thickness

Another crucial factor to consider when deciding is plank size and thickness. It can impact both the aesthetic and practical aspects of your flooring. Standard plank dimensions typically range from 4 to 7 inches in width and 3/8 to 3/4 inches in thickness. Wider planks can create a more open and expansive look, ideal for larger rooms or open floor plans, while narrower planks may be better suited for smaller spaces, adding a sense of proportion and detail. The thickness of the planks affects their durability and stability, with thicker planks providing greater support and longevity. 

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right reclaimed engineered wood flooring for your home involves considering several factors to ensure you find the perfect match. From understanding the unique characteristics and sustainability of reclaimed wood to selecting the right type, plank size, and thickness, each decision contributes to the overall look and longevity of your flooring. By focusing on these key aspects, you can achieve a stylish, durable, and eco-friendly flooring solution that not only enhances the beauty of your home but also aligns with your commitment to sustainability.


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