Case Study: Farm House
If you are interested in finding out about using reclaimed, remilled, antique oak, or other types of green flooring products, we invite you to dig into this case study. The pictures in this article are the best example of the type of result you may achieve from a skilled professional flooring application using current green industry standards.
If you have questions with regards to the exact specifications laid out by these clients, give Keith a call right now. He is happy to set an appointment with you and review and answer any questions you may have.
Case Study 1: Antique Oak
General Specification in similar settings:
This type of antique oak flooring is re-milled in order to retain its original aged and patinated top surface. It is re-milled to a standard thickness with tongue and grooves for ease of laying, and then re-kiln dried to a very low moisture content, which can make this antique oak flooring suitable for laying over underfloor heating if specified. No single technique can reproduce this patina of an original antique worn surface and therefore this antique flooring immediately creates a rustic and exceptionally aged original appearance.
Various degrees of sanding and the use of pigmented stains finishes can be combined to achieve a satisfying end result. This sample has been water based polyurethane stained.
Dimensions in General:
- Width – Random Narrow 110/130/150mm
- Length – Random
- Depth – 15mm
- Finish – Unfinished
Prices can be QUOTED and are “STARTING FROM” upon request
This house meets current green standards. It is unusual, in that it has a working windmill. Keith Clay Floors was asked to source and reclaim, remill, sand, stain, finish and install a 75 year old Antique Oak product for the hardwood floor portions of the home. Keith Clay was also asked to use all green products in the application of the stains, and polyurethane finishes.
As you can see from the pictures, the result is indeed the best of all scenarios one could have hoped for. What you are looking at is a premier installation of a 75 year old antique oak floor
Keith sourced and reclaimed this 75 year old Antique Oak Wood
The wood has been remilled to suit the specific needs of this floor application of this home
The remilled wood was professionally custom sanded
The sanded wood was custom stained with a custom mix based on client specifications
3 Coats of Duraseal water based Polyurethane sealant have been applied
Proper industry flooring standards at each junction and at each stage of the entire process have proved that success has been achieved and the clients are extremely satisfied.
The floors in this home will with normal wear and tear be beautiful for 15 years provided the client uses the Bona System Poly Urethane Cleaner recommended to keep and maintain the finish put down during the process. Folks it doesn’t get any better than this.
From start to finish and beyond with maintenance, Keith Clay Floors is your professional flooring specialist.
Keith Clay has been in business for over 30 years serving Dallas, Frisco, Plano, Richardson and all Dallas Metroplex suburbs. We know wood floors and can answer any questions you may have. If you want the best job from a company of professionals, call us today. 972-463-6604. World Class Craftsmanship. Reasonable Prices.