Buying Reclaimed Wood Flooring: What You Need to Know

reclaimed solid wood floor in living room with lime green armchair
(Image credit: Woodworks by Ted Todd)

Reclaimed wood flooring is a striking and very beautiful choice for all kinds of homes, including those with contemporary interior design schemes, where its character and warmth can be even more pronounced against a sleek, minimalist backdrop. 

That said, as with all types of flooring, it is important to purchase reclaimed wooden flooring from a reputable source, to select the right style for your home and to be aware of the common mistakes people make when specifying this kind of floor. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.