There’s no doubt that reclaimed wood can add much to your home or office. It’s beautiful, durable, eco-friendly, and versatile — you can use it in anything from siding to accent walls to benches or tables. But one question on the minds of many customers is the cost. Is reclaimed wood expensive? And if it is expensive, is it worth the investment? In today’s blog, we’ll break down the cost of reclaimed wood, why it costs so much, and why it’s worth the investment.
How Much Does Reclaimed Wood Cost?
This is not a simple question because it depends on the kind of reclaimed wood you order, and the quantity. Is it only recently reclaimed or is this wood that has lasted for decades or even over a century. Are you ordering planks for your flooring or beams? Our reclaimed wood planks cost about $14 per square foot, which is higher than most high end virgin wood. However, it also tends to be more durable than most high end virgin wood and requires more care in order to keep it in shape for years to come.
What Goes Into Reclaimed Wood Cost?
There is a misconception that something older tends to be more worn down and weaker than something newer. However, this isn’t the case when it comes to reclaimed wood. That’s because reclaimed wood goes through a thorough process of sourcing and protecting the material to ensure that it is still good for consumer use. This process can actually make it as strong as or even hardier than virgin wood, and is the main reason that the cost tends to be higher.
Reasons To Choose Reclaimed Wood
They say you get what you pay for. If the cost of reclaimed wood is higher, in this case, the quality lives up to it. Reclaimed wood can be used for decor or function and is sure to add beauty and character to any space. It is a terrific eco-friendly option, reducing deforestation because new materials don’t have to be created in order to use reclaimed wood for new products. It’s also, as we’ve established, very durable so it’s sure to last for a long time. Beyond that, it has all the benefits of virgin wood, including warm beauty and great thermal performance.
Interested in our reclaimed wood? Reclaimed Wood Solutions offers reclaimed wood from old railcars and cargo boxes. We are located in Texas, but we ship wood throughout the United States. We even offer 10% off to veterans to help save on cost. Contact us today to learn more about our reclaimed wood options or to order some for yourself.