Antique Wood Flooring
As the world becomes increasingly more urbanised, we all yearn to be closer to nature. Reclaimed and antique wood flooring provides a connection to the outdoors and the wonders of the natural world. Due to their rich and long lives, our antique wood floors are steeped in history and authenticity, their 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. This experience, combined with our in-house Cheshire craftsmen and a unique stock of reclaimed antique woods, means we are a class apart when it comes to antique, reclaimed and vintage wood flooring.
These are floors that have never been seen before and will never to be seen again; this is reclaimed timber unrivalled in quality and authenticity.
What is Antique Wood?
Wood that is more than a century old is antique. This is not be confused with reclaimed flooring
, which can be any age and is named for the fact that it has been taken from somewhere to be reused.
We 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 pine flooring to Australian Jarrah
planks, we have a vast collection of reclaimed timber that has been engineered to challenge the test of time.
As with other antique items, antique wood is desirable due to its age, rarity, condition, beauty and representation of a previous era in human history. These are antique wood flooring and cladding options you will have never seen before, and are highly unlikely to ever seen again, so take this as 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, reclaimed 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.
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
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 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 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 through 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.
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 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
, whilst others lean towards the reclaimed vodka oak of Temno
. 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, that are looking for some added character and perhaps want to tell an interesting tale. With the installation process working in the same way to our new wood floors, you don’t need to worry about being restricted by selecting an antique floor.
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.
Shop our Antique Wood Flooring
Should you be interested in purchasing an antique wood floor, the best place to start is with a conversation. For personal use, visit your local retail partner, which you can easily find here
or for commercial use, contact us here.