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There is a True Cost to Fake Wood Floors

If you’ve been in any new construction home, office, restaurant or just about anywhere else in the last few years, you’ve probably walked on it. Vinyl plank flooring comes in a variety of colors and is made from digital scans of real wood to somewhat mimic the look of natural wood flooring. “Luxury Vinyl” has become the most popular flooring in America due to the low price, but it is very bad for workers, consumers, and the environment in every phase. See more

Original Face vs. Smooth Face vs. Skip Planed Flooring

When deciding on reclaimed flooring to use in a space, most people focus on species and finish to determine which flooring will look best. But really, the milling of the flooring plays a large role in how the finished product will look. To better illustrate this, let’s look at Antique Reclaimed Oak Flooring in three different varieties: Original Face, Smooth Face and Skip Planed. See more

The Cost of Reclaimed Flooring

As a manufacturer and distributor of reclaimed building materials, we recognize that there is a lot of misinformation and confusion associated with the cost of reclaimed products. Cost can first be better understood by understanding the difference between a raw, unfinished product and a well-manufactured, ready to install product. Before purchasing reclaimed materials online, it’s a good idea to take time to make sure you are comparing apples to apples and are fully aware of the condition of the product. See more

Bringing Home the Barns

Over a hundred years ago, thousands of barns across America were built with such care and quality craftsmanship that they can still be seen today if you were to take a drive down a rural road in nearly any state. These beautiful barns which were once an integral part of American life, are unfortunately in many cases, no longer needed and are being torn down and discarded. Never one to let history make its way into a landfill, Southend Reclaimed has salvaged millions of board feet of reclaimed barnwood through the years that have ended up in homes, offices and retail spaces across the country. See more