The beauty of a recycled native timber floor is hard to beat, especially when the timber has been repurposed and brings a story of its former use into the new setting.
Connecting to New Zealand Heritage
Laden with character, recycled native timber floors are generally characterised with bolt and nail holes, marks and grains that make it what it is: a thing of beauty in its imperfections.
In renovations of older homes, it is often sourced to match existing floors, and in new builds or conversions it’s a desirable flooring choice for its connection to New Zealand and the country’s architectural heritage.
“Often the timber we source comes from old buildings and was originally used for weatherboards or internal beams,” Goodwood Flooring’s Sammy Edwards says. “Kauri, Rimu, Matai and Tawa are generally the most desirable options in regards to natives. People love it because of its inevitable connection to our past.