Benefits of Reclaimed Wood Planks
Woods have excellent insulating properties. This means that the temperature inside your home isn’t easily affected by the weather outside. Its cellular structure is hardwired to absorb and retain heat fifteen times better than masonry. This natural insulation also helps you save on electric bills during the summer and winter months.
Since most reclaimed woods are hand-hewn and exposed to the elements, their textures vary. That’s why they are perfect for a wide range of projects. This versatility is especially useful for projects that require a specific surface texture. You can roughen them up for a more natural look or polish them to achieve that luxurious gleam. It’s totally up to you.
Reclaimed wood ceilings and walls add an undeniable aesthetic character to a building. It makes a rather uninviting structure feel warm and cozy. Darker wood colors also add an air of sophisticated luxury to a space. Even without crystal chandeliers or gleaming decorations, vintage woods can bring out a special kind of elegance to your home.
Compared with modern timbers, reclaimed woods are more durable and can last for decades. Most of these woods were cut at a time when fully matured naturally grown trees were still abundant. They have denser trunks that can better withstand the test of time. Also, they’ve been exposed to the elements for long periods and remained intact. If that’s not evidence of their durability, then nothing is.
If you care for the environment, reclaimed wood planks are the best choice for you. Used woods are repurposed, so no new trees are cut – a win for mother nature.
Aside from being environment-friendly, wooden ceiling and wall planks are good for human health too. Unlike chemically-treated materials, it does not give off toxic particles that might be harmful to your health.
Interested In Ceiling or Wall Planking For Your Home?
Contact our team of timber specialists to receive more information and a quote for ceiling & wall planking using vintage or specialty wood for your home.