The Vintage Wood Floor Company located in Anaheim, Orange County California prides itself on preserving the authentic heritage of old structures by giving them new life. An American barn company through and through. The original siding, farmhouse planks and antique wood flooring, antique reclaimed beams, and other vintage wood we recover are carefully collected and repurposed within an eco-friendly framework that preserves the past while respecting the environment. With so many products being imported or distressed to look like the real thing, it's important to know where your reclaimed floor is coming from and who is making it. Rest assured, our true American reclaimed lumber is aged from generations of time and weather, not from any man-made process.
We begin by combing the country and the world – searching for authentic materials that have absorbed centuries of character through the passage of time. Our hallmark antique reclaimed barn wood is always domestically sourced; we scour the Midwest, Amish towns in Pennsylvania, tobacco counties down south, and isolated pockets across Europe for the most rare existing floors to reclaim - such as an exquisite floor from a 17th century chalet recovered to be repurposed for your home. It’s a never-ending scavenger hunt, but it yields real treasure.
The materials we collect possess an antique opulence that is enhanced through loving restoration. From start to finish, our process is absolutely meticulous. We begin with inspection, followed by air-drying, kiln-drying, milling, hand scraping and hand finishing. The result: a truly one-of-a-kind floor that imparts timeless warmth, character, and beauty.
Joe Pfeiffer was raised in rural Reeseville, Wisconsin. Upon graduating high school, he entered the Marine Corp and then became the first in his family to attend an Ivy League school at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. When he settled down in Orange County, CA he decided to use vintage wood floors in his renovated home project. During that process, he found that his passion was based more in creativity and being a true entrepreneur at heart, Joe left his suit and tie job in high tech sales to start his own business, The Vintage Wood Floor Company in 2006.
Inspired by his own experience, he created a new way to working with reclaimed wood. Joe believes “reclaimed” does not need to mean poor quality and it should never be an excuse to deliver poorly constructed materials.
Scouring the country and even the World for wood ‘worn by the wind and tempered by time’, Joe sources materials from 300-year-old European chateaus to 100-year-old railroad cars to Amish homes from the 1800′s.
“The floor really tells a story,” Pfeiffer said. “All the floors are unique in the way they look and where they come from and using reclaimed wood means you truly own a piece of history.”