To start, we’d recommend making an appointment to visit our showroom gallery in Anaheim, CA. Here, you can get an idea of what species of wood you’re looking for and see what color and finish options are available. We also have a project portfolio you can look through. Many times, this provides the inspiration for the look you’re searching for. If you’re outside the Southern California area, just give us a call. We’ll discuss your project and explain all the options; many of our clients never visit our facility. We also suggest that you browse our online portfolio, visit our Facebook or Instagram pages for design ideas. May we also suggest our Antique Barrel Collection, a division of The Vintage Wood Floor Company whose main focus is creating one of a kind products from reclaimed wine and whiskey barrels. Take a look!
Q. Can I take immediate delivery?
We are a manufacturing mill and are intently not set up for retail or pre-packaged sales. Our process is more personal, catering to the unique wishes of our clientele. We have lead times for each of our products but generally; mantles/beams is about 2-3 weeks, floors about 8-12 weeks, etc. All purchases begin with an appointment.
Q. Where do you get your wood?
The Vintage Wood Flooring Company scours the United States and Europe for buildings that are no longer safe or useful. And we recover these materials to create new architectural components that pay homage to their origins while providing another century of stunning service.
Q. How do I pick a wood species to fit my home?
First, it’s important to decide what look you’re going. Modern? Rustic? Traditional? Eclectic? The texture and coloring of the wood can have a big effect on the décor scheme. For example, cherry lends itself to a more formal feel than pine. Our customers often rely on the expertise of our owner, who has worked on many fine homes and commercial projects. Also, bringing in photos of your home or commercial project can be very helpful.Q. What’s the difference between a hard and soft wood?
The main difference is the density. Hardwoods are denser than softwoods, making them sturdier. That said, as soft wood is more susceptible to marks and dings, this may be an advantage since it adds character to the floor. Hard woods include oak, ash, hickory, and maple. Soft woods include Douglas fir and pineQ. Why choose reclaimed wood? How is it different?
Reclaimed wood differs from new wood in that it has not been newly harvested. It was once used for other purposes, such as a barn, schoolhouse, temple, or other structure. Not only is the practice of reclamation environmentally beneficial, it produces a floor with more beauty, character, and durability. Old wood tends to have more character and is more dense than newly harvested wood. You'll be able to see the difference.Q. How do I get a brochure?
We have replaced our old, printed brochure with an online “eBrochure.” It’s just one more way that we’re keeping our commitment to be as green as possible. We are constantly searching the country and world for unique materials so there's no way to capture our current material supply in a brochure. You can download here: The Vintage Wood Floor Company eBrochure.
Absolutely. We’d love to meet with you and discuss your plans. Whether you’re redoing a single room or your entire home, from new construction to remodel; we’re happy to meet with you on a one-on-one basis to talk about your project. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.Q. Is there any way to see in person what you offer?
Definitely. For us, seeing and feeling the texture of the wood is an integral part of deciding what would be a perfect fit for your home. You can visit our showroom inside our state of the art manufacturing facility/mill by appointment to see large samples and discover what our company has to offer. Visit our Contact Us page for the address and driving directions but please make an appointment prior to your visit--we are a manufacturing facility and cannot accept walk-ins without appointments.Q. Is there anything I should bring to the showroom?
Nothing is required for a showroom visit. However, if you’d like to bring the approximate measurements for your project and some sample pictures of flooring that you like, that will give us a better idea for what you need. For beam projects, bring the dimensions of the beams you’re looking for (length, width, height) and quantities of each size.
Q. How are your products priced?
Antique reclaimed wood flooring, custom wide plank wood flooring, antique barn siding, ceiling planking, and wall paneling are all priced by the square foot. Vintage beams are priced by the board foot. Fireplace mantels are priced individually, but pricing is generally dependent on size and also by the board foot. Solid beams are priced by the board foot, including mantels. For mantels, we will attempt to choose a beam with the least amount of waste but pricing is based upon the entire length of the beam pulled; not just the needed length. We will provide you with any cutoffs. Each box beam project is unique and we'll be happy to quote you specific to your application and material.
Q. What is a board foot?
A board foot is a volume measurement that is used in the United States and Canada to measure lumber. One board foot is the equivalent of a 12 in x 12 in x 1 in section. To calculate board footage, take the width in inches, times height in inches, times length in inches and divide by 144. Or take the width in inches, times height in inches, times length in feet and divide by 12. For example, if you wanted to purchase a beam that was 6 in x 6 in x 8 ft, it would be 24 board feet (bf).
Q. Where can I find a price list?
We do not have a standard price list on our web site. This is because every floor we make is custom and the pricing is dependent on the particulars of what you select as well as current raw material pricing and availability volatility. The species of wood, age, and provenance of the wood, engineered versus sold planks, widths of planks, custom edge or surface treatments, and custom finish all are factors which determine the price. We have a variety of options and can help you select the option that meets the needs of your project and your budget.
Q. Do you sell individual planks?
No. We often have a selection of antique reclaimed barn siding, as well as boards and beams of standard sizes that are available at our yard for purchase in bulk or according to a cut list. However, our yard is open by appointment only, so please call ahead.
Q. Do you have a minimum order?
Yes. The labor involved in sorting and selecting lumber from our vast inventory makes it necessary for us to establish a minimum order size. We will discuss this for each project.