19th Century Reclaimed Oak Floorboards

Drummonds’ reclaimed 19th Century floorboards are typically sourced from French properties and even French railway carriages retaining the original boltholes still present in the floorboards today.

All floorboards are de-nailed, before being kilned dried, taking the moisture content to below 10%; this allows the wood to stabilise before being installed in a heated property. The kiln-drying process can last up to seven days depending on the thickness and moisture present within the reclaimed floorboard.

After drying, floorboards are parallel edged to widths that enable us to reuse as much of the floorboard as possible, this gives batches of random width boards up to 8”  wide (200mm). Before supplying, the face of the floorboard is lightly sanded removing some of the excess dirt but keeping the age and character of the reclaimed floorboard.

As with our 18th Century range, Drummonds 19th Century reclaimed floorboards are hand-selected on arrival being divided into two grades; more and less distressed, this reflects the end use of the floorboards whereby a country home will embrace more character in the wood and a town house requires cleaner floorboards to compliment the furnishings and décor.

Old House 19th Century Oak Floorboards – Hand-selected reclaimed floorboards with inherent detail such as splits, shakes and knots to give more character to a floor, supplied in random width floorboards up to 8” wide and 22mm thick. Floorboards are flat but can be hand-sanded to have more pillowed or tumbled edges.

Town House 19th Century Oak Floorboards – Hand-selected reclaimed floorboards that are of a higher quality and less distressed to give a more elegant, formal floor, supplied in random width floorboards up to 8” wide and 22mm thick.

A Drummonds 19th Century reclaimed Oak floor brings an affordable, stylish floor to your home with the flexibility to be used in all rooms, including those with underfloor heating and can be coloured to compliment individual tastes. Furthermore, with many finishes available the floor can be used in areas of high-traffic or where water is present.

To view our Case Studies for examples of how a Drummonds floor can enhance your home please click here

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