FRENCH OAK FLOORINGS

GLOBAL ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE

Salvage Europe Group sources timber, flooring, and architectural antiques with a history.

Single origin old growth French oak, and reclaimed resources for your design projects.

WHO WE ARE

For over two decades Salvage Europe has travelled the world, searching for antique architectural gems to bring into a modern context.

 

Like the woodsmen of past, Salvage Europe  carefully selects each piece of wood for its beauty and quality. We salvage antique woods from old barns, homes and industrial buildings scheduled for demolition. 

 

The wood is then cleaned, de-nailed, milled, and dressed; transforming these ancient treasures into beautiful contemporary building materials.

 

The history of each piece of wood is visible through its patina - the hallmarks of age that give the wood depth and tell the story of its provenance.

Reclaimed French oak has been our passion for over 20 years.

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We are careful to ensure that the reclaimed timber we buy is genuine and that it has been sourced responsibly. 

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LIKE WOODSMEN OF THE PAST

QUALITY | PATIENCE | HISTORY

Our old-growth timber is carefully selected much like the woodsmen of the past, when a slower pace of life meant timber was milled by hand, and left to season, —akin to a great whiskey,— and then air-dried for many years before being used to build.

 

The wood we now discover has had the opportunity to stabilize for over a century before we bring it into it's new life.

 

In comparison, new woods are processed from tree - to - flooring in less than three months. The trees are grown in tree farms, milled at a young age, and then kiln-dried in three weeks, making some new woods prone to warping, shrinking, and cracking.

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Lumber and architectural elements that bring a history to modern projects, from residential to commercial

A GLOBAL JOURNEY THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 

OUR PROCESS

From every corner of the globe Salvage Europe Group sources timber, flooring, and architectural antiques. 

We believe every grain has a story.

We travel the world, sourcing antique woods from the ‘industrial forest’ – old buildings and other structures scheduled for demolition.  Each piece of reclaimed wood is pure old-growth quality, has stood the test of time, and offers up an incredibly stable and sustainable building material with a story to tell.

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