Reclaimed flooring has been in high demand for a while now, but more recently wide, reclaimed boards have also become deeply sought after. Always keen to give our customers what they’re looking for, we’ve scoured our sources to come up with a couple of great wide reclaimed oak floorboards for the people who want the best of both worlds.
Reclaimed floors are popular because they have a real lived in look. They suggest that your home has a strong story to tell, a real heritage to it. Even if your floor or your home is new, reclaimed flooring gives the feeling of confidence, a long-standing home that’s seen its fair share of life. Think loft apartments, big detached Victorian properties and mansions that still boast their original floors and you’ll get the picture we’re trying to paint here.
Looking at the other part of the equation, wide boards are popular because they just ooze luxury. A wide board suggests an expensive, luxurious board that screams class and style. But the good news is that this option needn’t be expensive, as you’re about to find out.
If you’re in the market for wide reclaimed oak floorboards, here are two super examples along with great ideas on where they work best.
Black reclaimed boards
Black wood flooring is used by everyone from high end property developers to luxury hotels and there are great reasons why. Firstly, because it has a real charm about it, and it’s also really flexible. With a real depth of colour, it creates the perfect backdrop for light or dark furnishings as well as a real riot of colour.
No matter whether you’re looking to floor or re-floor your lounge, dining room, hall, bedrooms, bathrooms or kitchen, this option is perfect. Because it’s an engineered construction, this wide reclaimed oak floorboard will stand up to being in rooms where solid wood flooring simply wouldn’t normally be recommended. The way engineered boards are built means that they don’t expand and contract to nearly the same extent as solid wood. This means that they will take the challenge of changing temperatures and moisture levels in the likes of bathrooms and kitchens, without taking harm.
The great thing about this reclaimed black flooring is that although it’s black, it still appears really natural. In fact, the smoked and the ageing effect that it has gone through are what really makes it such an interesting choice.
Brown reclaimed boards
If brown is more your bag, or if you’re looking for a more kicked-back, relaxed look then these reclaimed look floors are for you. Available in a range of widths, this 20mm board really is the one that ticks the wide and reclaimed boxes.
Natural grade, they’re full of interest and really solid looking. Add to that the reclaimed processing that they’ve gone through, as well as their oil finish and you start to see why this wood floor looks like it has already spent a few decades in a busy home.
When you choose this option, the ideal is to mix and match it with linens, denims, leathers and chalky paint finishes. Irrespective of whether you go for a monochrome look or plump for washed out pastels, it won’t let you down. It will even stand its ground against bright, acid colours if you’re brave enough. And the great news once again is that it will work in any room of your home, so you don’t need to worry about having to find another solution for your kitchen or bathroom.
So there you have it. A couple of great wide reclaimed oak floorboards solutions that you can choose for any room in your home. Or why not go all out and take your flooring to a new level by having the same option throughout? The choice is of course yours. But needless to say, if you’d like any help whatsoever, the whole team at Wood and Beyond is behind you. All you need to do is ask.