Reclaimed Wood Flooring

Reclaimed wood flooring is wood that has been sourced from existing historical buildings, before being repurposed and transformed into a reclaimed engineered wood floor in our Cheshire workshops. These floors are often rare one-off pieces, packed with history, elegant imperfections and feature original patinas that give undeniable character to the floors and your projects. As the world becomes increasingly more urbanised, we all long to be closer, with reclaimed and antique wood floors providing that connection to the natural world. All Woodworks by Ted Todd reclaimed wood flooring has genuine reclaimed and antique credentials, meaning every board and block has been ethically sourced. Our portfolio of reclaimed wood is vast, featuring, reclaimed oak, reclaimed pine and other reclaimed timber, so regardless of specification, species and room type, there’s a reclaimed flooring option available.


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What is reclaimed flooring?

Reclaimed flooring is flooring crafted from wood sourced from existing historic building and sites, not wood that has sat unused for decades. Some of this salvaged history can be upwards of 100 years old, and is genuine antique, locking inside historical tales, ready for a new chapter of its life to be written as a reclaimed engineered wood floor or wall cladding.

Not limited to a specific location, age or species; everything from European Oak, to Dutch Teak, to British Pitch Pine can be found within our extensive Woodworks by Ted Todd portfolio.

War Office Pine is a reclaimed pine flooring from our Rare Finds. Taken from the old war office in London, it has listened in on conversations of Prime Ministers and other historic figures, before being adapted into an engineered pine flooring, ready to host yet more history.

Elsewhere you have reclaimed oak flooring. Reims Antique Oak for example is a rich, dark French Oak reclaimed from the outhouses of an old chateau in the historical city of Reims. Hand-rolled edges and tongue and grooved joints transformed the reclaimed floorboards into an engineered oak flooring with an elegant original patina.

If you’re looking for a different species, such as antique teak, take a look at the various other reclaimed timber flooring options throughout our Woodworks by Ted Todd portfolio.

What is the source of Ted Todd’s Reclaimed Wood?

The collective source of our reclaimed timbers branches over thousands of years and miles.

The story of our Dutch East Indies Teak for example began in the early 1800s, when Dutch traders sailed across vast oceans and settled in what is now known as the Republic of Indonesia. We similarly travelled nearly 5,000 miles in order to reclaim this rare teak, which is now a scarce resource, especially that which has survived hundreds of years of history, and remains in high-quality.

Elsewhere Australian Jarrah and British pitch pine reclaimed boards been transformed into engineered wall cladding and flooring, ready for you to write the next chapter in their interesting storied past. For these stories, or tales surrounding any of our other woods, take a look at the reclaimed and antique floors from Woodworks by Ted Todd.

What are the benefits of Reclaimed Wood Flooring?

At surface level, the beauty of the original patinas, characterful imperfections and owning a one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood floor appear to be the main benefits behind selecting this type of wood flooring for your project. Each one creates a bold design statement, and an interesting talking point for you and your project, but repurposing these woods goes a lot further than simply packing character into projects.

There are huge environmental benefits to selecting a reclaimed wood floor. Due to rabid deforestation, preserving what is left of our jungles, woods and forests is to protect the environment for future generations is more important than ever. Repurposed floors, crafted from reclaimed hardwood not only gives woods a new lease of life, it also prevents the needs for more trees to be chopped down, leading to more sustainable woodland areas.

Furthermore, reclaimed woods have a tight grain due to years of use in situation. This makes reclaimed flooring extremely hard wearing and durable, meaning they are an ideal choice in high-traffic projects such as museums and hotel lobbies, or rooms like hallways and kitchens. With the correct care and maintenance these floors, with a tightly packed natural grain structure, will last generations.

What are the different styles of Reclaimed Wood Flooring?

Our reclaimed wood floors and wall cladding are available in various designs, textures and colours.

Plank, panel and even parquet flooring formats (chevron, herringbone, chequerboard, Parquet de Versailles just to name a few) are available across a multitude of reclaimed species, so no matter the final product you want to achieve, we have a reclaimed oak, pine, teak or beyond ready for you to install in your latest project.

These various formats display a variety of textures too. Some are sawn with undulating textures, others are lightly brushed for a smoother run across the board and often we simply hand sand and hand polish our reclaimed woods to maintain and emphasise the beauty of the original patinas these unique floors have to offer. These textures are protected with a carefully selected finish in order to maintain their grain pattern, natural knots and gnarls for years to come.

Natural tones organic tones shine through the reclaimed planks and blocks, with a full selection of colours to pick from throughout. From Scandinavian-style white floors, such as Egret, to striking darker floors like Antique Elm Mayer, making this selection of floors perfect for any colour brief. We even have Temno, a reclaimed European oak flooring and wall cladding from Bold Surfaces, which comes in a mix of blocks and boards, making it an ideal feature piece and talking point in all projects.

Where can you install Reclaimed Flooring?

When it comes to installation, we can either work with installers of your choice or refer you to one of our experienced Ted Todd partners, to achieve the perfect installation. Never attempt to install a reclaimed wood floor yourself, as the acclimatization and installation process is intricate and heavily important in making your floor last as long as possible.

Due to the stability of reclaimed wood flooring, it is suitable for installation in all environments, and can be especially helpful in high-traffic rooms and projects, standing up to the challenges extra footfall presents. As a wall cladding or ceiling cladding option, it can be used effective to create a feature wall, drawing eyes to certain areas of your project.

If you’re in need of a little inspiration as to where is best to use reclaimed wood flooring, take a look at our gallery, projects page or our Instagram.

Shop our reclaimed wood flooring

To purchase any of the beautiful reclaimed floors we have available, be sure to visit your closest retail partner or, if you are a Commercial customer, speak to one of our specification consultants who is in an expert in your field.

As always, you can order free samples of a multitude of our reclaimed floors and cladding by adding them to your basket on each floor’s page. Select up to three of your favorites and we can supply reclaimed samples to you quickly.