Vintage Whiskey Springs Oak
Characteristics of Vintage Whiskey Springs Oak
Vintage Whiskey Springs Oak is similar to other manufacturers products also known as “dirty top,” “skip planed,” “trace sawn,” “ranch house,” and other proprietary names.
Whiskey Springs displays the sawn texture and colors of the original antique board surface. The flooring is precision milled in every way as our fully milled Vintage Distressed Oak flooring, with the visible face skip planed on approximately 20% of the surface.
- Whiskey Springs allows the customer the choice of a wide gamut of sanding/finishing options.
- The options run from no sanding to burnishing with an abrasive pad, to light drum sanding with 100 grit sandpaper.
- Because the surface is not fully milled, the installed surface will contain uneven seams (over-wood) which may require spot sanding to avoid sharp edges.
- Because this style of flooring is relatively new to the marketplace, we are glad to speak to your installer/finisher to discuss procedures. As with all our flooring we recommend the least glossy finish available.
- Reclaimed solid wood 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.