When renovating a home, or when building a new one, antique flooring may be considered as an option or the preferred alternative to carpet or rugs.
Some people consider antique flooring both from the standpoint of reusing materials that would otherwise go to waste and from an ascetic perspective. It can also be a sentimental feeling to preserve a part of the old house in the construction of a new one.
If you are re-doing your existing home you may be lucky enough to already be in possession of antique flooring.
If not, you may look around at older homes being redone or even demolished. Often you can pick up the antique flooring you need for a song or even free! Sometimes the wood you want may be destined for the scrap heap! If you go with your own tools and offer to tear it out and carry it away, you can be assured your offer will be at least considered, if not happily accepted.
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Be sure and know the dimensions you require and keep a tape measure with you always. If you are sure of your dimensions, you can always ask the contractor present to cut something for you while you are there, he may be so happy that you are taking away the “scrap” he will be glad to oblige. If not at least you will know what size pieces you are most in need of and which ones you cannot use. This will save some time.
Tile floors are also an option you may want to consider, particularly if you are in a hot climate. Stones and tile are cool in the hot summer time and offer an alternative to wood. So whether you are considering antique flooring of ancient redwoods or antique tile flooring from the palaces of Pompeii, be prepared for a journey of discovery and adventure. Consider antique flooring.