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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.

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.

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Why Recycled Timber Floors?

“Unlike other timber flooring, recycled native timber boards each have their own story and character and are a real talking point that add a point of difference to a home.”

Goodwood Flooring sources recycled native timber from all over New Zealand, and works extensively with clients and designers to ensure the timber sourced is the best fit for every project.

“Using this type of material is a sustainable choice and that’s another thing people like because they are repurposing a material that already exists,” Sammy says.

Why Recycled Timber Floors?

“Unlike other timber flooring, recycled native timber boards each have their own story and character and are a real talking point that add a point of difference to a home.”

Goodwood Flooring sources recycled native timber from all over New Zealand, and works extensively with clients and designers to ensure the timber sourced is the best fit for every project.

“Using this type of material is a sustainable choice and that’s another thing people like because they are repurposing a material that already exists,” Sammy says.

Reclaimed native timber is an aesthetic people love for its warmth and natural imperfections. In a recent new build in Auckland’s north-west, a barn-style home in rural Kaukapakapa was designed with recycled native timber in every room except the two bathrooms. “We remachined native Kauri the client sourced himself and finished it with a water-based polyurethane and used a sealer to enhance the natural warmth of the material,” Sammy says. “The sealer created a real honey-warmth to the tone. This house was a new build, but was designed in a barn-style with a reclaimed brick wine cellar, feature walls of recycled native timber and the Kauri floors.”

Reclaimed native timber is an aesthetic people love for its warmth and natural imperfections. In a recent new build in Auckland’s north-west, a barn-style home in rural Kaukapakapa was designed with recycled native timber in every room except the two bathrooms. “We remachined native Kauri the client sourced himself and finished it with a water-based polyurethane and used a sealer to enhance the natural warmth of the material,” Sammy says. “The sealer created a real honey-warmth to the tone. This house was a new build, but was designed in a barn-style with a reclaimed brick wine cellar, feature walls of recycled native timber and the Kauri floors.”

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Finished Naturally

Often native timber floors are best finished with a more natural product like water-based polyurethane or oil. “Our Rubio oils have no chemicals and are completely natural products. We find people love them, especially on these types of floors because they enhance the character of the wood.”

Oil finishes penetrate the timber rather than sitting on top of it as a polyurethane finish does, and create a distinctively natural matt finish that allows for the feel of the timber to remain.

If you’re considering sourcing recycled native timber for your renovation or new build, make sure you get in touch with Goodwood Flooring on ArchiPro here to see what you could achieve in your next project.

Finished Naturally

Often native timber floors are best finished with a more natural product like water-based polyurethane or oil. “Our Rubio oils have no chemicals and are completely natural products. We find people love them, especially on these types of floors because they enhance the character of the wood.”

Oil finishes penetrate the timber rather than sitting on top of it as a polyurethane finish does, and create a distinctively natural matt finish that allows for the feel of the timber to remain.

If you’re considering sourcing recycled native timber for your renovation or new build, make sure you get in touch with Goodwood Flooring on ArchiPro here to see what you could achieve in your next project.

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