RECLAIMED HEMLOCK FLOORING & MILLWORK
LONGEST LIFESPAN OF THE RECLAIMED
The Eastern Hemlock is a remarkable tree for many reasons. Firstly, it’s the tree with the longest lifespan in the Eastern Forest. Eastern Hemlock can live to be more than 800 years old. This rivals some of the giant trees of the Pacific Coast, such as the Redwood, the Sitka Spruce, and the much larger Western Hemlock. Eastern Hemlock naturally occurs in portions of Canada from Nova Scotia west through Ontario, and into the lake states of Wisconsin and Michigan. It continues south along the Appalachian Mountains into Tennessee, North Carolina, and the northern reaches of both Georgia and Alabama.
Eastern Hemlock typically grows to 60-70 feet tall with a normal diameter of 1-2 feet. But, it can grow to be more than 3 feet in diameter and more than 100 feet tall under the right circumstances. Eastern Hemlock is an important element of the forest when it comes to wildlife habitat. Many animals both large and small feed on it. Deer and moose enjoy its new growth and needles, while squirrels, chipmunks, voles, and other rodents enjoy its seeds. Porcupines love to nibble on its branches. The Black-throated Green Warbler and the Blue-headed Vireo are two bird species that depend on Eastern Hemlock Forests.
Reclaimed hemlock floors have unique and textured grain patterns that are often wire brushed to accentuate their beauty. Hemlock is a relatively hard softwood that offers a consistent dark brown color with a lot of character marks, including mineral staining, color changes, weathering, checking, nail holes, and knots. Wire brushing the hemlock floors has the effect of enhancing the texture of the grain, making it even more visually striking. Whether you are looking for a rustic, vintage, or contemporary look, reclaimed hemlock floors can be a great choice to add warmth and character to any space.
Hemlock is a sustainable and eco-friendly choice for you floors. Reclaimed hemlock floors are often made from salvaged barnwood. Reclamation gives new life to old materials and reduces the need for cutting new timber. This makes Eastern Hemlock an excellent option for those who are environmentally conscious and want to make a positive impact on the planet and it species. This especially makes Reclaimed Hemlock a unique and beautiful choice for any space. Lastly, Eastern Hemlock has a natural resistance to decay and insects, which makes it a durable and long-lasting choice for flooring. Eastern Hemlock Floors can last for many years to come with proper installation and maintenance.
Standard dimensions are: 3/4″ x [5″, 6.1″, 7″, 9″, 11″] x 6.0′, 7.2′ in nested bundles. Other widths and lengths are available by special request.