Reclaimed wood has been increasing in popularity in recent years. This is because reclaimed wood is made from old-growth wood that has been discarded, and it is a sustainable material that can really bring a space to life!
With all popularity though, comes some myths…
Which is why here at Reclaimed Wood Solutions we’ve created an article of five myths about reclaimed wood that need to be debunked!
5 Myths of Reclaimed Wood
Myth #1: Reclaimed wood isn’t durable
Reclaimed wood is durable! In fact, reclaimed wood is often more durable than new wood, because the older the wood, the denser it becomes. This makes reclaimed wood a great option for furniture, flooring, and other home décor items.
Myth #2: Reclaimed wood is difficult to work with
Reclaimed wood is easy to work with! In fact, it can sometimes be easier to work with than new wood, because the reclaimed wood has already been cut and milled. This means that there is less waste, and you can often get more use out of each piece of reclaimed wood.
Myth #3: Reclaimed wood can only be used for flooring or walls
Reclaimed wood can be used for so many things! In addition to flooring and walls, reclaimed wood can be used for furniture, cabinetry, trim, ceilings, and more. It’s the perfect way to add some character and sustainability to your home.
Myth #4: Reclaimed wood is expensive
Although reclaimed wood is unique and aged, it’s actually similar in price to new wood.
Though if you are looking for a custom reclaimed wood piece, many factors can go into the pricing which depends in that regard. But for standard wood, it’s not as expensive as you may think.
Myth #5: Reclaimed wood requires a lot of maintenance
Reclaimed wood doesn’t require as much maintenance as you may think! In fact, it only needs to be sealed and stained every few years, depending on the level of wear and tear that it is subjected to. This means that you can enjoy the character and beauty of reclaimed wood for years to come.
If you care about the environment, reclaimed wood is an excellent choice! If you would like to discuss more about why reclaimed wood may be the best option for you, feel free to give us a call at 817-946-1914! We’ll be glad to help!