We highly recommend ordering at least 10% more square feet of flooring than you need to account for cutoffs and waste. Most floor manufacturers recommend that you order more flooring than the actual space so this is normal. A similar scenario is if you were ordering tile for your floor. In most cases, the tiles won’t fit perfectly without being cut so the same concept applies here as well.
When it comes to authentic reclaimed barn wood flooring
, it’s a good idea to order even more than the recommended 10%. Not only do you have to account for cutoffs and waste but you also need to account for natural wood defects that may need to be cut out as well.
Our solid reclaimed barn wood flooring is salvaged from historic barns throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland dating from the late 1700s through the early 1900s. The wood species that we offer are white oak, red oak, yellow pine and hickory. Typically, this type of flooring comes from resawing larger beams into boards then milling those boards into reclaimed hardwood flooring. Because of the resawing and milling process, our reclaimed boards will likely have more grain characteristics and "defects" compared to new manufactured hardwood flooring.
Our Euro White Oak Wide Plank Engineered Hardwood Flooring
is an example of this new manufactured or engineered hardwood flooring. Our wide plank engineered hardwood flooring is composed of multiple sheets (called “plies”) of thin wood pieced together to create a single plank. The 5mm top layer, known as the wear layer, is real hardwood. The bottom section consists of multiple plies.
This brings us to our third style of flooring, which is a reclaimed wood and engineered wood hybrid. Our Reclaimed Kentucky Race Horse Fence Plank Engineered Flooring
has an authentic reclaimed wood top layer. The bottom is constructed of multiple layers or “plies” just like ordinary engineered hardwood flooring. You get the best of both worlds with this combination.
If you have any questions about our different types of hardwood flooring, please don’t hesitate to contact us
so we can help you.