ANTIQUE WOOD PRODUCTS
Once upon a time,
Maple was used for floors in historic buildings. Therefore,
Salvaged Maple is only available as flooring. We rarely find any Maple in
the beam form. It was very common in multiple storied warehouses of the New England region.
Maple was installed on the floor
to protect the
decking that separated the
floors. It could have been driven over with forklifts, dollies, and other
material handling devices. Therefore, some of our Salvaged Maple can have
a great deal of scratches, gouges, dents, and indentions that make a very
rustic floor when left “original”.
Many of our customers will install this reclaimed
wood product and then sand
it down to the desired character they want. However, we also have Salvaged
Maple that was once a floor in a bowling alley, a gymnasium, or even a
post office. This material is much cleaner but can still have some
character to it. Generally Salvaged Maple is found in either 2-1/4” or
3-1/4” wide flooring so wide planks are not an option for the product.
Maple has a neutral
blond color, and subtle grain patterns.