Features of Reclaimed Victorian Floorboards

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As many people re-evaluate their impact on the planet, conscious consumption and environmental awareness has increased. Using natural materials such as reclaimed floorboards is at the top of the agenda.

Reclaimed Victorian floorboards are original floorboards sourced from Victorian properties and have a lot of history and character. These boards come trimmed to lengths between 3ft-15ft, de-nailed, and straight-edged. They have an excellent patina courtesy of many years of foot traffic walking over them.

What are Reclaimed Victorian Floorboards?

Reclaimed floorboards (often pine, chestnut, or oak) are upcycled wood finishes with their past life used to create a new purpose. Perhaps it could be a warehouse, factory, an old barn, part of a building or retired ship, wine barrel, or storage crate. 

Most of these floorboards are reclaimed from North West of England. Stock varies, and so does the board hues and sizes. In most cases, you’re advised to order a minimum 10% extra boards for waste and cuts and 15% more if you’re fitting them onto joints. 

If they’re in good condition for milling, they’re turned into new, antique floorboards.

Features of Victorian Floorboards

Here are some of the features that identify these floorboards:

  1. How Thick are Victorian Floorboards? – Most boards range between 5 ½ inches and 6 ¾ inches wide. 
  1. What Type of Wood are Victorian Floorboards? – Victorian pine floorboards are pretty popular in most households throughout the United Kingdom. It’s a rich and versatile type of wood that adds charm with its timeless aesthetic. 
  1. How Wide are Old Floorboards? – These reclaimed floorboards are available in different widths from 3.5, 6, 7, and 9 inches.
  1. What Size are Victorian Floorboards? – The most common size of boards, are 6 ¾ x ⅞ (170mm x 23mm) in Victorian Pine. 
  1. How Can You Tell If Floorboards are Real? – They’re noisy and cold. Also, original reclaimed Victorian floorboards are in most cases in a bad state. Boards with gaps, splits, and paint spots are what you should expect to see. 

Benefits of Reclaimed Floorboards

Using reclaimed Victorian floorboards offers a wealth of eco-friendly and natural beauty benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • Appearance: Their rugged texture, unique swirls, and knots, exceptionally tight grain add to their depth and traditional allure.
  • Solid and durable: They’re physically durable, dimensionally stable, and incredibly strong.
  • Environmentally friendly: It prevents the need for further depletion of natural forests.

Reclaimed Floorboards UK

Sourced from all kinds of homes and commercial buildings, old barns, and retired ships, reclaimed lumber carries the day for sustainability. With their everyday practicality, these reclaimed victorian floorboards offer a one-of-a-kind finish for both old and modern setups. 

The fact that there’s no need to harvest new trees to design this flooring classifies them among the most sought-after salvaged construction materials. Take a look at our range today!

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"Excellent product. I would highly recommend the finished article looks great. Even the delivery driver helped unload. I would suggest to anyone buying to order slightly more than you need, my floorer (I think recommend about 4% more than you would need) I would suggest a little more as I got a little close to finish. This was just down to straightining up the ends of the boards."
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