Flooring

From time to time, we come across good stocks of flooring. These two batches were removed from houses outside Toronto in the late 1970s and stored neatly in a dry space. We dressed a small amount to show you what you could get. The sample on the left has a coat of "golden oak" stain and varnish while the section on the right just has the varnish.

Brinsley Floor

Some of the best flooring we've ever had, this shot shows the floor as found at the bottom, sanded in the middle and two coats of finish at the top.

Mostly long lengths, very little wear, really pretty pine.

 

 

 

Ilderton Chestnut Flooring

This flooring was recently taken from a mid 19th century farmhouse on the outskirts of Ilderton, Ontario. While the bulk of the main floor had featured this hardwood, only one room was still worthy of salvage.

Chestnut has a similar grain pattern to ash and oak so may be used effectively to compliment an existing floor of those woods.

Interestingly, while this floor is not overly wide (4 1/4" x 1 1/8"), the boards bear a pencil mark dividing them into two long lengths. The prevailing style at the time favoured narrow boards which denoted wealth due to the increased stability as well as the extra effort of milling and installation.

With only the original clear coat to remove, this 140 square foot package would be an easy refinish (piece above has been cleaned).

Perfect for a kitchen!

$500/lot

 

Thin Pine Flooring

 

Wide Plank Flooring

A good package of wide pine flooring from a house outside of Arthur, ON c1880. The boards average around 12" wide by 1" thick and cover about 380 square feet.

$2295/ lot

(Scott not included)

 

Zimmerman Pine Flooring

We recently acquired these two batches of flooring from a surprisingly old house near Burlington, ON . From the outside, the house looked like your typical 1870s farm house in need of much repair but inside we found the construction dated to the late 1830s or early 1840s. All the wood is pit sawn.

Though the building was in sad shape, we were able to salvage two large rooms of pine in excellent condition. In the shot above, the lighter coloured floor on top came from upstairs while the darker floor below it came from the main floor.

The downstairs rooms measured almost 20' x 20' and 8' x 10' with flooring a fairly consistent 6" width and 1 1/2" thickness. Upstairs we found a slightly smaller room with flooring that varied in width a little from 5 1/2" to 8" and 1 1/4" thick. So there are two batches:

425 square feet - 6" x 1 1/2"

270 square feet - 5 1/2" - 8" x 1 1/4"

All sold.

 

Tavistock Pine Flooring

1000 Square Feet of Pine Flooring

Ignore the debris and focus on the unpainted pine floor and you'll get a sense of what's available. Though some is painted, this is a good large batch of 5 - 7" wide x 1 1/2" thick floor board.

Over 1200 square feet but we're calling it 1000 so you have extra.

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