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Pretty Planks: 5 Milled Wood Floors

Adding milled wood floors to your new old house offers beauty underfoot. By Nancy E. Berry

    Rustic Red

    Rustic Red

    A. E. Sampson & Son Nature’s Rustic grade flooring is the perfect addition to a new old house. Shown here in red birch, knots, checking and small holes and variations in color are left in the wood for an authentic look. The flooring also comes in random widths to take full advantage of the tree. Located in Maine, the company prides itself on its practice of harvesting local tree species for its products.

    For more information, visit A. E. Sampson & Son in the Products & Services Directory.

    Oak Flooring by Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

    Antique Oak

    Spruce up your kitchen with the beauty of handcrafted oak flooring from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. Now Forest Stewardship Council Certified, Carlisle harvests old growth timber, which yields the highest quality wood flooring.

    For more information, call 800.595.9663, or visit wideplankflooring.com.

    Heart Pine - Baba Wood Floors

    All Heart

    Located in Chatham County, North Carolina, Baba Wood Floors recycles and remills aged wood floors from derelict buildings, offering a floor with patina. Floors are hand-sanded and oiled to enhance their original beauty. Shown here is 200-year-old heart pine flooring.

    For more information, call 800.542.4812.

    Wide White Pine - Craftsman Lumber

    Wide White Pine

    Craftsman Lumber in Groton, Massachusetts, mills pine planks up to 30 inches wide and oak floors up to 18 inches wide mirroring widths used centuries ago. Shown above is its wide white pine planks and feather-edged paneling.

    For more information, visit Craftsman Lumber in the Products & Services Directory.

    White Oak & Walnut Basketweave - Tallon Lumber

    Basket Weave Beauty

    Tallon Lumber in North Canaan, Connecticut, offers a wide range of wood floor species to create decorative wood floors for your home. Shown here is its basket weave design in white oak and walnut.

    For more information, call 860.824.0733 or visit tallonlumber.com.

    Published in: New Old House Fall/Winter 2009

    { 2 comments }

    Helen Hightchew September 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I loved my mediuim-colored hardwood floors in parts of my house when it was new nine years ago. However, I’d like to replace my family room’s carpet with hardwood but now like a much darker shade of stain. I’m wondering how difficult and messy it would be to have the existing floors stripped and restained darker, at the same time the new floor goes down.

    Oak floors lover August 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    The Basket Weave design is wonderful. I put down a parquet flooring myself last year and chose a herring bone design. This seemed easier ( I admit I was scared of messing it up). It was all reclaimed hardwood.



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