Barnwood Flooring Material

EnVue flooring is available in either reclaimed old-growth pine, or recently harvested and milled lumber, including white pine, yellow pine, black walnut, elm, maple, and oak.

Wood can be classified as either hardwood or softwood - both are hard, but each has a different level of durability.  Softwood is more susceptible to dents, dings, and pits, while hardwood is more resistant.  Hardwood flooring is ideal for high-traffic areas.  Softwood flooring such as pine typically contains knots and whorls, making it ideal for achieving a rustic look.  Our reclaimed barnwood lumber contains nail holes, knots, whorls, cracks, splits, saw marks, and weathered colors, making it ideal for your flooring project.  All material is subject to availability.  Material colors may vary.  Final finished colors may vary.

Each type of wood has it its own advantages and disadvantages:

  • Reclaimed Old-Growth Pine - Reclaimed barnwood is old-growth pine that was usually 200-300 years old when it was harvested.  Due to limited light and competition from other trees, the pine trees grew slowly.  This slow growth meant the growth rings on the trees were closer together, creating a denser, harder, and stronger wood.  Old-growth pine has the warmness and richness of a softwood, but with the strength and durability of a hardwood.  Old-growth pine has the advantage of being more rot-resistant, more stable, and stronger than recently harvested lumber.

  • Eastern White Pine - This is one of the softest wood species and therefore susceptible to dings and dents.  Pine generally contains knots and whorls, making it a good choice for its rustic look.  White pine's color and softness make it ideal for carpentry, handicrafts, and furniture.  It is resistant to swelling, shrinking, warping and splitting.

  • Southern Yellow Pine - While not as soft as Eastern White Pine, yellow pine is still susceptible to dings and dents  Even though the Southern Yellow Pine is generally considered softwood, this particular variety of pine is a popular choice in construction projects because of its high density and strength.  The Southern Yellow Pine has the highest load bearing capacity of available pine woods, making it ideal for flooring projects.  The knots and whorls make this wood an excellent choice for rustic projects.

  • Elm - This wood species has a beautiful texture and is easy to cut.  The hardness of the elm falls between the Southern Yellow Pine and Maple.  It is generally less susceptible to splitting when nailed, although pilot holes are recommended.  We cannot guarantee splits will not occur.

  • Maple - One of the hardest wood species, maple is often chosen for heavy-use items such as cabinets and dressers.  It is affordable and highly-durable - which is why they use it in bowling alleys - making it a perfect choice for high-traffic flooring projects.  Since the grain is smooth, scratches are more likely to show on maple.

  • Oak - Even harder than maple, oak is an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.  Oak tends to be very grainy, with wavy patterns ranging from swirling to tiger-stripes, giving it a distinctive look.  Because of the durability of oak, it is resistant to warping.
Reclaimed Eastern White Pine Barnwood
Reclaimed Southern Yellow Pine Barnwood
Reclaimed Elm Barnwood
Reclaimed Maple Barnwood
Reclaimed Oak Barnwood
Reclaimed Black Walnut