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The Benefits Of Reclaimed Wood Flooring 

Feb 7, 2018 By CottageClub

Reclaimed wood has become very popular flooring solution for recreational properties owners over the past decade. It's a trend that's not going away. More than just stylish, reclaimed wood has many practical benefits, here are just a few. 


If you're looking for longevity, durability and easy maintenance for your new cottage, consider using reclaimed wood flooring. As wood ages, it becomes stronger. Newer cuts of wood need to time to dry out, they expand and contract due to changes in temperature and are more likely to split than older wood. Reclaimed wood is dry, preventing it from warping, splitting, and will remain consistent for years to come. Depending on what kind of wood you're going for, utilizing reclaimed lumber continues to get easier — and can be less expensive then the cost of new hardwood. 


Sustainable building practices are important to many recreational property buyers and recreational community developers like the team at CottageClub Ghost Lake. Using reclaimed wood is a great choice because it prevents the need for cutting more trees. Trees provide habitats for wildlife, when this is comprised it creates a negative effect on the eco-system and our environment. Processing reclaimed wood has less impact on the environment than felling, transporting and processing new lumber which creates pollution such as methane gas and needless waste. 


Reclaimed timber has character, no two pieces are alike, giving depth and history to anything crafted from the wood. The truth is that old, aged wood looks interesting. Modern timber tends to be narrower, more uniform and can lack the artistic kinks which makes old timber unique. Todays buyers are going to considerable lengths to find reclaimed wood that makes a stylistic statement in their new cottage. If you're looking for something original, cost effective and practical for your recreational property, check with your CottageClub Builders for reclaimed flooring options.

Tip: Back In Time Flooring, operating in Calgary since 1999, specializes in reclaimed hardwood flooring. The wood is milled from old timbers, floor boards, and joists that existed in century old buildings (sawmills, warehouses, and factories throughout Canada and the US). Destined to be destroyed and they are salvaged for a reusable, eco-friendly, and unique-looking wood product.

CottageClub is committed to supporting sustainable building and landscaping practices that have a positive effect on our community and the environment. We have recreational lots and cottages for almost every lifestyle and budget including lake front, mountain view and private retreat lots, and on-site builders ready to create your dream cottage.

CottageClub Ghost Lake is Alberta's premier recreational getaway... located just 35 minutes west of Calgary. Come to relax or come to play... we'd love to see you here!

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