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“Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Victorian and Edwardian pine floorboards have become increasingly difficult to source in recently years, mainly because of dwindling UK sources and a lack of UK demolition and regeneration projects. Since 2009 the price per M2 has increased significantly and they continue to increase. Our advice is that if you can locate a source of these precious floorboards in good condition, without rot, bitumen or worm you should secure your purchase instantly.
Most of these pine floorboards in the UK are sourced from the North West of England. Historically this is because of the old cotton mills in the area and its industrial heritage. Old houses and old mills continue to be demolished or redeveloped but at an alarmingly sluggish rate. We work alongside the biggest UK contractors in the area and we're confident that most of these boards within UK circulation today have come from Greater Manchester or the North West.
Stock varies, as does the size and specific hue of the pine. Rest assured, most pine floors in homes built between 1860-1910 will match closely with our reclaimed pine boards, circa 1880. It is the rich colour variation that adds character and authenticity, attempting to match the colour exactly almost defeats the purpose of fitting a reclaimed pine floor.
We advise you to order a minimum of 10% extra for cuts and waste and up to 15% extra if you are fitting onto joists.