What is the Vintage Collection?


If your design calls for antique reclaimed flooring, consider the “Vintage Collection” by Vintage Lumber. Whether the style is Country, Contemporary, or Colonial, choose from a range of species and grades, widths and thicknesses of unfinished solid antique wood flooring.Vintage Lumber believes that old growth wood should be re-used for its durability and aesthetics, and also for its contribution to sustainability. Our products come from old growth timbers that grew slowly over hundreds of years in dense virgin forests during times when there were relatively few environmental pollutants in the air. The slow yet epic competition for sunlight led to only the strongest trees surviving and the production of dense grained lumber. The tight growth rings and health of these ancient giants makes their lumber much more robust than the conventional fast-grown lumber of our current era. Long term air-drying/seasoning in historic barns and warehouses also ensures less chance for movement and shrinkage.
Reclaimed Vintage solid wood flooring is

  • kiln dried to 6% to 8% moisture content (MC), before final milling.
  • After milling and packaging, products are stored in our temperature and humidity controlled warehouse.
  • Our solid wood flooring is milled on precision machines to a plus or minus five thousandths of an inch tolerance, resulting in consistent thickness, width, T&G, end-match(T&G ends), and “back relieved” flooring.
  • Our experienced employees use quality control procedures to assure mill work and appearance grade specifications.

Solid wood reclaimed flooring is normally milled to 17mm thickness(same top wear layer above the T&G as 3/4”, with a thinner bottom layer to maximize yield from scarce supplies of raw material). Vintage Lumber is also able to meet customer’s requirements for both thinner(minimum 3/8”) and thicker solid flooring. Most of our solid flooring is produced in random widths(RW) from 2” to 10”, on the full inch face. Typical RW ranges are 3” to 6”(3,4,5,6), 3” to 8”, 7” to 10”, or any combination needed. Board widths of over 20” are sometimes available in certain species. The wider the widths required, the higher the costs. Our RW flooring is usually not sold as a repeating pattern(equal lineal feet of each width). For prompt filling of orders, we base our RW counts on available widths in inventory, and we calculate a 9 or 10 board width sequence to facilitate installation to avoid all of one width remaining at the end.

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