Most of the raw materials for Aged Woods® are reclaimed from agricultural out-buildings, i.e. barns, ranging in age from 75 years to as much as 200 years. Some of the salvaged wood was trees of the virgin forests, trees that were alive when our ancestors arrived. Having grown during a period of unique ecological balance, this wood has a tighter grain than the much more rapidly growing trees of today.
From these recycled old woods emerges a precision-milled plank that retains the patina and character imparted by the signs of old-time craftsmen and decades of wind, rain and sun. The planks are divided into Antique and Antique Distressed® products. It is not grading in the traditional sense, but a recognition of the varying degrees of weathering that occurred.
Yesteryear® brand flooring is made from specially selected, recently harvested wood. It is available in wide widths and long lengths that are not possible with reclaimed wood and at a lower price point.
In late 2007 the company introduced ERA® – Engineered Reclaimed Antique – flooring. This product has a 3mm wear layer of authentic ERA endgrain reclaimed antique wood over a nine layer substrate of fast-growing birch held together by formaldehyde-free adhesive. The planks are prefinished with a 7-coat, high-abrasion resistance aluminum oxide finish system. Included is a lifetime structural integrity warranty and a 20-year residential finish warranty.