Bourbon Oak Flooring

Bourbon Oak Flooring

Bourbon Oak flooring has been creating using wood reclaimed from decades-old whiskey casks, carefully distilling and ageing the whiskey over its lifetime. Suitable for use as wall cladding, ceiling cladding and flooring, these extremely rare boards originated from Nashville, Tennessee. Transformed into extraordinary cladding, our rich Bourbon Oak is called Bodega and available in our Bold Surfaces portfolio.

220mm wide, 14mm thick and up to 2.2m long, these 2-ply engineered planks will last a lifetime with the correct care and attention, meaning you can enjoy the individual honeyed tones for years to come.

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What is Bourbon Oak Wood Flooring?

Bourbon Oak is a slow grown reclaimed oak named in homage to the whiskey that it helped to distil. Found in the colder Northern regions of America, as a cask, it remained liquid-tight whilst still breathing in oxygen to aid the maturity of the spirits.

A layer of charcoal inside the casks from toasting or burning helped mellow the spirit but has also provided a rich, warm-spirited, sunshine-like tone to the oak throughout the course of the grain, adding character to every surface of your project.

This is a wood species that is extremely rare to discover and even rarer to be sculpted into a reclaimed cladding.

What makes Bourbon Oak unique?

Bourbon Oak is defined by its honeyed tones.

The unique decorative appearance and original smooth texture has a raw look and feeling. No two planks are the exact same, with different grain patterns and tones running throughout each piece.

This is a rare timber which is an ideal choice for projects wanting something individual for walls, ceilings and soulful surfaces.

Having spent the best part of a century hosting bourbon whiskey within these sturdy casks, the grain in these boards is extremely tight, much like our Vodka Oak Temno, also from Bold Surfaces.

This tight grain gives the boards extreme stability, meaning the Bourbon Oak will stand up to the challenges  of daily life.


What are the benefits of Bourbon Oak Wood Flooring?

Stability is a key part of what makes Bourbon Oak such a valuable material.

Having already absorbed the pressure of 100 years allowing Tennessee whiskey to mature to a desired taste, this species of wood is more than up to the challenge posed by daily life, having completed all of the moving the wood will do in its width and length.

On top of being well-seasoned, dense, hardwearing, durable and versatile, the key benefit of Bodega, is in the colour. These sunshine-packed boards have a tone that is completely unique, and rarely seen in the natural world.

Due to this being a reclaimed engineered flooring and cladding option, the wood will not be around forever. To make sue of this unique wood in your projects, we recommend speaking with our expert team to learn more.


How to install Bourbon Oak Wood Flooring

Bourbon Oak flooring and cladding should only ever be installed be an expert, or professional fitter. Correct subfloor and wall preparation, installation methods and finishing touches make a world of difference. Installation guidelines can be downloaded in our advice hub.

Engineered Bourbon Oak flooring can be easily maintained and will age gracefully provided you follow our care guidelines. For these floors, with a natural oil finish, we recommend Care Kit 2. Regular use of the soft clean (every two weeks) within this kit, will greatly reduce the need to re-oil, sand or seal the floor over the year.

The best rooms for Bourbon Oak Wood Floors

With striking and interesting tones, Bodega Bourbon Oak is most effective when used to create a bold design statement in a room. The best way to implement this is to use Bourbon Oak as a wall or ceiling cladding, being thinner at 14mm thick.

Just like the rest of our Bold Surfaces collection, Bourbon Oak has been crafted with commercial usage in mind, lending itself beautifully to hotel, leisure and workspace projects in particular.

To find some inspiration on how best to use many of our Ted Todd and Woodworks floors, be sure to visit our gallery.

Get started with Woodworks by Ted Todd

The best place to start with Bodega Bourbon Oak is by ordering a free sample, direct to your door.

We also recommend speaking with one of our expert team if you are a commercial customer, or if you are looking at this floor for your own home, be sure to find your closest retailer on our Ted Todd retailer map.

If you require further information, or aren’t quite sure where to start, please get in touch with our expert team and we’ll be happy to assist with anything you may need.