History in Every Floor | The Makings of Reclaimed Flooring

From magnificent barns, factories, grain elevators and long-abandoned buildings come the souvenirs of our past written in wood, reclaimed to be repurposed as flooring in many homes today. Reflecting the battle scars of a previous life — nail holes, knots, insect borings, splits, checks and saw marks — reclaimed wood flooring is a truly unique way to connect with the …

Wood Flooring Terminology Guide

Wood Flooring Terminology If you’re using or planning to use reclaimed wood or any wood for your building project, you probably share the pride we have at Superior Hardwoods of Montana in making use of this amazing material. Reclaimed wood imbues your project with the rich history of the original life of that wood, whether it came from old barns, …

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Reclaimed Wood

Why choose to use reclaimed wood in and around your home or for your next construction or building project? For many people, having wood that’s rich in history and character adds a certain beauty, charm and story to their surroundings. For some, it’s the conservation element that makes reclaimed wood their number one choice. Still others choose reclaimed wood for …

Reclaiming a Piece of the Past in American Chestnut Flooring

Have you ever thought about what it was like for the first American colonists? Can you imagine the thrill of seeing what would become your new homeland after traveling across the vast ocean that separates the United States from Europe? While it may be easy to imagine the excitement that the colonists had when they saw the shoreline, it’s not …

Hardwood Flooring Saw Cuts

  Hardwood flooring is a popular product with modern consumers, and for good reason. It’s clean, durable, and attractive. While the floor’s appearance is partly determined by the type of wood you choose, the way the wood is cut is also an important factor. Not only does it have a bearing on the appearance of the product, but it also …

Popular Hardwood Flooring Styles

The moment you decide that you want new flooring, it’s not surprising that the first thought you entertain is the money it will cost you. Don’t think you’re being stingy. In truth, you’re being practical, and consequently, you are being wise. If only money trees actually produced money, you wouldn’t be counting the money in your savings account and guessing how …

Signs That a Wooden Beam is Hand Hewn

Hand hewn wood beams give a home beautiful, natural ambiance. Knowing if a beam is hand hewn is done by examining its straightness, weight, and wood patterns. Wood beams can give your home an amazing look. They’re strong, elegant, and even though wood has been used for centuries to build homes, it has never gone out of style. Today, timber …

The Magnificent Giant Cedars of Ross Creek in Troy, MT

If you ever just happen to be traveling through northwestern Montana, you may want to visit the famous “Ross Creek Cedar Grove.”  This ancient forest rivals the incredible beauty of the giant sequoias/redwoods of northern California. Many of the trees in this grove are estimated to be over 400 years old, thus being in existence when Columbus first visited America. Our …

A Brief Story of the Pencil

This morning I went to sharpen my pencil in the automatic pencil sharpener and each time I pushed it in and pulled it out, the lead fell out. Frustrating!   My 11 year old son, Bradenn, overheard my despair and said, “Come on Dad, don’t you know you have a bad pencil?” Well just for the record, I didn’t know there …

What Would You Like Us to Blog About?

Since there are so many topics out related to our industry, I thought it might be fun to throw out a question: “What would you like us to blog about?” Although we are a respected reclaimed lumber / siding / flooring company in Montana, we are just getting started when it comes to blogging. When it comes to reclaimed lumber products, …