WOODWORKS BY TED TODD FLOORING
Reclaimed Wood Flooring
Reclaimed wood flooring is wood sourced from existing historical buildings, before being repurposed and transformed into a reclaimed engineered wood floor in our Cheshire workshops. Reclaimed flooring products are often rare one-off pieces, packed with history, elegant imperfections, and feature original patinas that give undeniable character to floors. As the world becomes increasingly urbanised, reclaimed and antique wood floors keep in place the connection to the natural world.
All Woodworks by Ted Todd reclaimed wood flooring has genuine reclaimed and antique credentials. This means all reclaimed floorboards and blocks are ethically sourced. Our portfolio of reclaimed wood is vast, featuring reclaimed oak, reclaimed pine, and other reclaimed timber. Browse our collection of reclaimed engineered wood flooring below and read on for more information.
What is Reclaimed Flooring?
Reclaimed flooring is crafted from retrieved wood sourced from historic buildings and sites of heritage which is then re-purposed to create flooring. Reclaimed flooring brings ancient structures into the present, ready for a new chapter of its life to be written as a reclaimed engineered wood floor or wall cladding.
Reclaimed wood flooring is 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 reclaimed floors portfolio.
War Office Pine reclaimed pine flooring from our Rare Finds is 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.
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.
Elsewhere, Australian Jarrah and British pitch pine reclaimed boards have been transformed into engineered wall cladding and flooring. For these stories, or tales surrounding any of our other woods, take a look at the antique reclaimed floors from Woodworks by Ted Todd.
What are the benefits of Reclaimed Wood Flooring?
Each reclaimed floor creates a bold design statement. At surface level, the beauty of the original patinas and characterful imperfections make them a classic flooring option. The opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind reclaimed wood floor is, in itself, another main benefit behind selecting this type of wood flooring.
There are huge environmental benefits to selecting a reclaimed wood floor. Due to rapid deforestation, preserving what is left of our jungles, woods, and forests is to protect the environments for future generations is more important than ever. Repurposed wooden floors, crafted from reclaimed hardwood, not only give woods a new lease of life but also prevents the need for more trees to be chopped down, leading to more sustainable woodland areas.
Hard-wearing and Durable
Furthermore, reclaimed woods have a tight grain due to years of use. This makes reclaimed flooring extremely hard-wearing and durable. 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 restored floors with a tightly packed natural grain structure will last generations.
What are the different styles of Reclaimed Wood Flooring?
There are many different styles of reclaimed wood flooring. Our reclaimed wood floors and wall cladding are available in various designs, textures, and colours including…
Plank, panel, and even reclaimed parquet flooring formats (chevron, herringbone, chequerboard, Parquet de Versailles, to name a few) are available across a multitude of reclaimed species. No matter the final product you want to achieve, we have pine, teak, reclaimed oak flooring, or beyond, ready for you to install. These various flooring formats display a variety of textures. Some are sawn with undulating textures, others are lightly brushed for a smoother run across the boards.
Natural organic tones shine through the reclaimed planks and blocks, with a full selection of colours to choose from. From Scandinavian-style white wood floors, such as Egret, to striking darker floors like Antique-Elm Mayer, this selection of reclaimed floors is 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 reclaimed flooring 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 effectively to create a feature wall, drawing eyes to certain areas of your project.
How to buy our Reclaimed Wood Flooring
To purchase any of the beautiful reclaimed floors we have available, be sure to visit your closest retail partner. If you are a Commercial customer, speak to one of our specification consultants who is an expert in your field.
As always, you can order free samples of reclaimed floors and cladding in a multitude of designs and styles simply by adding them to your basket on each floor’s page. Select up to three of your favourites and we can supply reclaimed floor samples to you quickly.