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The Contempa Collection has an Urban Natural appeal with its small bevel, low gloss finish & wire-brushed texture. This formidable Select Character grade is distinguished by being both very wide & long.

Karlstad ~ This handmade Hickory flooring adds natural design interest & warmth to the streamlined minimalism of the furnishings. A wonderful juxtaposition!

Karlstad ~ This handmade Hickory flooring adds natural design interest & charm to the streamlined minimalism of the furnishings. A wonderful juxtaposition!

Inspired by the beauty & simplicity of contemporary European design,

the Contempa Collection features refined texturing & finishing techniques,

arousing a sense of urban style & sophistication.

Like a soft rays from the sun, Marseille invites warmth & natural tranquility.

Like soft rays from the sun, Marseille, invites warmth & natural tranquility.

Pictured here, Modena, defines a space adding elegance and grace.

Pictured here, Modena, defines a space adding elegance and grace.

Old style warmth & coziness are possible in this ultra urban setting with Inverness.

Traditional warmth & coziness are possible in this ultra urban setting with Inverness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Contempa Collection is the perfect choice for achieving a classic wide-plank flooring look

& sets a new standard in exquisite flooring.

Please visit us in our beautiful showroom in San Rafael or contact us online to learn more.


Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring – What is It, Why Use it and Where to Buy It?

Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring – What is It, Why Use it and Where to Buy It?
By Tim Phelan

If you are looking into buying wood flooring, you probably have come across the term “reclaimed wood” and may be wondering what exactly does this mean. This simply means that the wood material has been used previously and was discarded or not needed anymore. In the past, usually when a wooden structure wasn’t needed anymore it was just disposed of to a landfill dump or perhaps burned. This is an unfortunate way to deal with wooden materials that come from structures that are being remodeled or demolished. These older woods many times can be reused by milling, refinishing or sanding.

As people have become more aware of environmental concerns such as deforestation, the practice of reclaiming wood has become more popular. Reclaiming hardwood flooring materials has many advantages such as : reusing old growth woods that are valuable and rare, reducing deforestation, reduce harm to environments from logging, reducing solid waste and offering economical alternatives to new wood materials. Perhaps the best reason to reuse wood is that it just doesn’t make sense to throw away beautiful wood material that took so long to grow. Recycling wood just makes sense and people love it’s appearance.

Reclaimed flooring can come from different types of wood products. It doesn’t just have to come from old wood flooring, although that is one of the most popular sources. It can also come from old barns, wine barrels, water towers, bridges, homes, wharfs, docks, schools etc… On the outside the wood of these materials may not look like something you would want to use on your floors, but that is deceptive. For example if you take a thick piece of a large oak beam that is cracked and splintered on the out side, you will find by milling it into smaller pieces the inside looks fresh and beautiful without the wear and tear of the sun, wind and water.

Finding reclaimed hardwood flooring material may not be as simple as going to your local large building supply franchise. Usually these types of businesses won’t carry these reclaimed products. The best way to find a company that specializes in flooring and specifically has experience in these materials. With a little bit of searching online you can find someone in your area who can help you.

To find out more info go to reclaimed hardwood flooring experts Tamalpais hardwood floors.

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