Once upon a time, reclaimed hardwood flooring was a luxury product, available only to those willing to pay premium prices. Fast forward to recent years, when reclaimed wood became mainstream. Thanks to the advent of Pinterest, Houzz and other design/build/renovation/inspiration websites, developers, homeowners and commerical property managers learned about the benefits of genuine reclaimed wood. While the price tag for reclaimed hardwood or engineered hardwood can still be slightly higher than off-the-shelf materials from big box stores, one thing is clear: reclaimed wood flooring is here to stay.

Why Choose Reclaimed Hardwood Flooring?

River-reclaimed wood, like that offered by Ottawa’s Logs End, provides a durable and quality product with a reduced impact on the environment. Every plank Logs End manufactures using reclaimed wood reduces the demand on our forests and the associated costs of felling, transporting and processing. Ultimately, reclaimed wood of any kind (be it barn board, river-reclaimed or salvaged) helps preserve our precious natural resources.

LEED v4 – The Future of Green Building

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building, home or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. In some cases, using reclaimed wood can assist in LEED point generation on a project.

For more information on LEED v4, please visit the Canada Green Building Council.

Old-Growth Forests Produced Durable Wood

The sunken logs that Logs End reclaim were much larger and slower growing than the trees used in today’s lumber trade. Many visitors to the Logs End showroom are shocked to discover the dense, tight grain seen on most species we offer. In addition to the stunning grains and patterns, the planks cut from the salvaged logs tend to better resist warping and are exceptionally durable. If you are looking for high-traffic friendly flooring solution, the team from Logs End can guide you through the variable options.

Like Snowflakes, No Two Planks Are Alike

When you’re after history at your feet, look no further than the myriad of Logs End collections. Unlike mass produced flooring products, the river-reclaimed hardwood crafted by Logs End is rich in character. At the Logs End Mill in Bristol, Quebec, the team works hard to painstakingly manufacture a variety of flooring solutions: from traditional widths to wide planks to natural oil finishes. One thing Logs End stands behind is the fact every floor will be unique: no two planks are alike!


logs end ottawa chance foundationAre you considering wood floors in your next building or renovation project?
Connect with us to book your personal consultation or visit the Logs End Showroom to discover first-hand the beauty of our reclaimed wood floors.