A lot of companies call themselves green these days. It’s popular. It’s even fashionable. But for us, being green isn’t a trend. It’s a way of life. When we dismantle a 200 year-old barn, we don’t just preserve boards – we preserve the environment. Because every piece of wood that we reclaim reduces the pressure to harvest new trees. And along with the environment, we’re preserving an important part of history.
The Vintage Wood Flooring Company scours the United States for buildings that are no longer safe, useful, and marked for destruction. We recover these materials to create new architectural components that pay homage to their origins while providing another century of stunning service.
Along with reclaimed wood flooring, we produce custom wide plank flooring, which are made from newly-harvested wood like European Oak. Here, we use only lumber that was responsibly forested or is FSC-certified. Our new wood floors are crafted with the same care as our reclaimed flooring. And if custom finishing is required, we offer low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) or no VOC finishes. Whatever the project, whatever the material, eco-friendly practices always take precedence over economic shortcuts.
Taking the LEED in green construction Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), is the foremost rating system for designing and constructing green buildings. There are a number of benefits to having a LEED-certified building. These include positive marketing benefits and qualification for government incentives, such as tax rebates and zoning allowances. The Vintage Wood Floor Company’s reclaimed wood products (including our antique wood flooring, beams, and architectural accents) and our FSC-certified floors are all eligible for LEED credits. To learn more about LEED certification, visit www.usgbc.org.