WOODWORKS BY TED TODD FLOORING
Antique Wood Flooring
As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, we all yearn to be closer to nature. Antique wood flooring provides a connection to the outdoors and the wonders of the natural world. Due to their rich and long lives, antique wood floors are steeped in history and authenticity, their vintage patinas evidence of both their beauty and our eco-philosophy.
We’ve been honing our craft for over 25 years, learning everything we can about bringing old wood back to life and honouring the timeless tradition of wood floor making. Take advantage of this experience, combined with our in-house Cheshire craftsmen and a unique stock of antique flooring and old wood floors.
What is Antique Wood?
Antique wood is any wood that is more than a century old. Most often, it’s a type of reclaimed wood, having already had a previous use in its life. But not any reclaimed wood can be deemed antique – the age of the wood must be considered too.
Woodworks by Ted Todd have a selection of Antique Oak, Elm, Pitch Pine, Douglas Fir and more, all hundreds of years old, waiting to be used in your next project. From antique oak flooring to Australian Jarrah planks, we have a vast collection of antique floors that have been engineered to challenge the test of time.
As with other antique items, antique wood flooring is desirable due to its age, rarity, condition, beauty and representation of a previous era in human history. These old wood flooring and cladding options are the type you will have never seen before. Highly unlikely to ever be seen again, our vintage wood floors are an opportunity to own a piece of history
What is the source of Ted Todd’s Antique Wood?
Our Antique and Rare Finds have been sourced from across the globe. All sustainable, all ethical, all one-of-a-kind pieces that have been given new life.
Take our Dark Colonial Teak for example – we travelled almost 5,000 miles to source these history-packed boards from South East Asia before carefully repairing any knots and staining to create a stunning Rare Find floor. Elsewhere, antique pine from the Old War Office, privy to the conversations and footsteps of Prime Ministers and other historic figures has been transformed into War Office Pine, ready to host yet more history. If vintage flooring is the key to your project, our Layton antique oak flooring brings a 17th-century oak into the modern-day with a never-seen-before old wood floor.
As a wood flooring company, sustainability is always at the heart of our actions and all our antique woods have been sourced with the due care and attention you come to expect from Woodworks by Ted Todd.
For more unique engineered wood flooring, and more interesting origin stories, view our Rare Finds antique reclaimed wood floor.
What are the benefits of antique wood flooring?
Using an antique wood floor from Woodworks by Ted Todd gives numerous advantages relating to rarity, quality, environmental impact, and beyond.
The first of these is having the unique opportunity of an exceptionally rare one-off treasure with a story to tell – our stock of one-off materials will only last so long, and once it is gone, the like will never be available again.
Packed with personality and character, these gently restored old wood floors have serious pedigree both historically and visually. Original patinas, beautiful imperfections and history-packed, our Antique and Rare Finds are steeped in individuality that you can seamlessly translate into every room and project.
Having already survived centuries of weather, fire, infestation, industrialisation and war, and now given new life in our in-house Cheshire workshop, all our antique engineered and solid wood flooring is created to last a lifetime and beyond.
Minimal environmental impact is another big plus. From French Oak to Swiss Pine, all of our antique wood flooring has genuine antique certification. For this reason, you also know that the materials used to create these floors are 100% genuine and not cheap imitations, like LVT.
What are the differences between Antique Wood Flooring and Reclaimed Wood Flooring?
Reclaimed wood and antique wood, though rather similar, are separate. As mentioned, wood that is over 100 years old is considered to be antique, whereas reclaimed wood is wood that has been used before and is being reused regardless of its age.
The term ‘reclaimed wood’ does however cover all wood that has been sourced and recycled from a building or construction, to be used for a new purpose, which in our case, is for vintage wood floors and cladding.
All species of wood can be reclaimed or antique, and reclaimed and antique Douglas Fir, Elm, Pine, Jarrah, Antique Oak flooring can be found in Woodworks by Ted Todd.
When choosing antique and reclaimed wood, they share the environmental, design and character-filled benefits, so often the reason to choose one over another depends on how their story resonates with you. Some people are most attracted to the tale of War Office Pine engineered reclaimed wood floor, whilst others lean towards the Temno reclaimed vodka oak planks and herringbone blocks. Regardless of your selection, you’re certain to find a reclaimed flooring option that is perfect for your project.
Where can you install Antique flooring?
Antique flooring feels at home in all rooms and projects, both modern and classic. Whether you choose antique oak flooring or a vintage elm floor, all these old wood floors add character and tell an interesting tale. The installation process works in the same way to our new floors too, ensuring there are no restrictions for laying antique flooring.
War Office Pine in particular is excellent for large-scale projects, whereby you need to cover a vast number of rooms, but once the reclaimed pine is gone, it will be gone forever.