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Use Recycled Solid Oak Flooring in Your Home

Is someone offering you solid oak flooring free to use in your home? If so, you’d do well to grab that chance. Using recycled wood plank flooring is not only the environmentally ethical choice to make, but if you combine it with the appropriate design, it can also give your home a whole new feel.

Using recycled solid oak flooring is more affordable. It may be difficult at first to find a manufacturer that offers recycled hardwood flooring to its clients, but rest assured when you do, the hard work that came to searching for prospective sellers will be worth it. The amount of money you can save alone could be huge and something you can use to further improve your home’s design or just set aside for the rainy days.

As mentioned earlier, recycled hardwood flooring is also good for the environment. Natural resources will not be consumed as quickly since old materials are being recycled and thus negating the need for a new supply of fresh wood that would be converted into hardwood flooring. There’d be also less old wood that would go directly to landfills and rendered useless and wasteful. Instead, they’d be redirected to mills and recycled for a second lease in life.

This may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but old hardwood flooring – if recycled properly – will prove to be more durable than brand new hardwood flooring. They tend to have tighter grains as well. See for yourself if you find this improbable.

Wood plank flooring, because of its varying grain pattern, color, and overall appearance, is generally known to have character. Each wood has its own personality, and this “personality” matures beautifully instead of simply growing old when wood is recycled. They also have a well-crafted look to them, seeming as if every inch of their surface had been deliberately designed.

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