Southern Wood Floors harvests buildings, not trees®
Southern Wood Floors harvests buildings, not trees®, to make Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring. The company reclaims beams and timbers of historic wood from 18th- and 19th-century buildings, and meticulously mills it for floors, walls and cabinet stock. The result is a rich, noble wood that can be as much as 200 years old. Much of the vintage material Southern Wood Floors reclaims is from structural elements of factories, mills and warehouses in New England and other northeastern states.
Harvested from Southern Longleaf pine, the wood originated in the pine forests which at one time covered much of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. It was popular in the 18th and 19th centuries because of its strength, and was sometimes referred to as Southern hard pine. In addition to its wide application for structural elements of buildings, it was used to build railroad bridges and even ships.
Milling vintage beams into Reclaimed Heart Pine
Vintage heart pine beams, some as much as 18 inches wide and over 30 feet long, are precision re-milled into Reclaimed Heart Pine for floors, walls, ceilings, stairs and cabinet stock. Flooring will be graded and milled into a range of widths. Southern Wood Floors Reclaimed Heart Pine develops a rich patina, color and depth of character unique to vintage heartwood. Not just a renewable resource, Southern Wood Floors Reclaimed Heart Pine flooring is a fully renewed resource.