Slow Design: Heritage Salvage Wine-Soaked Flooring

Heritage Salvage, located an hour north of San Francisco in Petaluma, stocks a wide array of recycled wood, vintage lumber, salvaged flooring, and other reclaimed building products. We particularly like the French white oak wine-soaked boards (Heritage’s location just south of wine country is a plus), which are used in steel wine tanks to impart an oak barrel flavor. Once they’ve served their purpose, they can be reused as flooring or paneling; Heritage Salvage offers them in red wine or white wine varieties, as available, with crystalline formations embedded in the grain. They come in two half-inch thick sizes: the 2.5-foot-by-36-inch boards are $1 each and the 4.25-foot-by-39.5-inch boards are $2 each.

Above: White-wine-soaked oak boards.

Above: Red-wine-soaked oak boards.

Above: Wine-soaked boards can also be used as paneling.

For another take on flooring with wine-industry wood, see Remodelista’s post, Walls, Windows & Floors: Parador Wine and Fruit Flooring.


Patches O.
Patricia O4 years ago

Very interesting. I wonder if this kind of place is available in Niagara - wine region in Canada?

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Pogle S4 years ago


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Sonia M4 years ago

Nice,Thanks for sharing

Edvanir L.
Edvanir L4 years ago

I love the idea of using this kind of wood!!! Those can be used also to make some sort of suspended garden in case you have pets.

Jennifer L.
Jennifer L4 years ago

I'm not sure I love the look of this yet, but it is definitely interesting. I preferred the picture on the link with boards from wine crates with the stamping on them. Definitely adds character.

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Danuta W5 years ago

thanks for the info

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KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.