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A goldmine gathering dust in a barn

November 15th, 2016|History|

OLD BARNS CAN HOLD MORE THAN WOOD TO RECLAIM When dealing with old structures and people who have saved things all their lives, you never know what you are going to find. That certainly held true in 2014 when what oil baron Wilson Edwards of Texas had saved in his barn turned out to be [...]

Green Design/LEED Certification

September 30th, 2016|Certification|

Going “green” has become a popular term. It is popular for businesses to save money on energy costs and to be associated with being green, and for consumers who are concerned about energy usage and are motivated to do business with green companies. While there is a residential LEED certification, it is typically designed into [...]

Hardwood flooring, a brief history

September 28th, 2016|Hardwood Flooring, Types of Flooring|

Hardwood flooring is one of the world’s oldest flooring materials used by our ancestors. Well, perhaps not all of our ancestors, as wood flooring was mostly a luxury for the rich. The peasant class had to live with dirt floors, but those with money could afford to put wood down to provide a healthier and [...]

Rustic Themed Retailers

May 16th, 2016|Antique Oak, Types of Flooring, Types of Wood|

Rustic Themed Retailers Go For Reclaimed Oak Flooring Most of us who are old enough, remember Banana Republic stores as one of the earliest rustic themed retailers. As I remember them, there was some character wood around the cash wrap and displays, but very little anywhere else. (And certainly no reclaimed wood flooring! ) The [...]

Formaldehyde and Reclaimed Wood Flooring

April 20th, 2016|Health & Safety|

Your wood flooring might be making you sick and you don't even know it! Formaldehyde is a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) and is the noxious/poisonous/carcinogenic/really bad gas that has been in the flooring "news" for the past six months or so because of Lumber Liquidators.  It is a naturally occurring compound present in the atmosphere [...]