Reclaimed floorboards (as opposed to antique parquet) are described as such because they are wider and longer than reclaimed parquet flooring. Our reclaimed oak floorbaords are considerably wider and usually thicker than our parquet. The width of antique reclaimed floorboards often averages between 150 mm (6 inches) and 200mm (8 inches), however although often wider than that the boards rarely exceed 300mm (12 inches) in width. The consignments generally feature mixed widths. Indeed, they were made economically in order to make maximum use of the tree trunk widths of the time. Reclaimed oak planks are highly appreciated for their robustness as well as for their historical authenticity in historic buildings, whether great or small.
BCA’s reclaimed floorboard stocks are mainly of French oak, we have reclaimed pine floorboards and occasionally chestnut and elm floorboards too. Brushed, waxed, oiled, varnished or simply left natural they bring charm and authenticity to interiors, and after such a long life elsewhere (usually several hundred years) they are assured to keep their natural patina for many years to come in their new location.
We also offer a range of more economic new floorboards. Made of quality materials, solid or engineered, BCA’s new floorboards are carefully aged to create exceptional patinas, that will bring a high degree of visual authenticity to your project but at a more affordable cost.