Hardwood Floor Installation in Webster Groves , MO

Hardwood Floor Installation in Webster Groves , MO

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Newly installed prefinished 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ natural red oak strip floorin

Reclaimed yellow pine gymnasium bleacher seats… 

Reclaimed yellow pine gymnasium bleacher seats…

3/4″ x 8 3/4″ x 16′
long flooring!

Old growth 9″ wide southern yellow pine plank flooring reclaimed and remilled from bleacher seating provided by Abeln Floor Systems. The 16 foot lengths of the bleacher material in this kitchen allowed an installation free of butt-joints as preferred by the owner. This material was double grooved, splined and installed in a historic home in Washington, MO. Abeln Floor Systems sanded, lightly stained and applied three coats of oil-based polyurethane finish. The aged appearance is the result of about three years of ambering combined with the somewhat recent age of the material (c. 1955). This batch of flooring contains approximately 20% of “heart pine” content (the highly desirable reddish-brown color from planks milled from the center or “heart” of the tree). Note that this picture, taken in the winter when wood tends to shrink, shows a still-tight installation which is virtually unheard of for any type of wide plank flooring. Part of the reason for this is that reclaimed flooring has an extremely low moisture content which allows for superior stability and freedom from shrinkage.