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Slow Design: Heritage Salvage Wine-Soaked Flooring

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.

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1:55AM PDT on Apr 30, 2013

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

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12:55PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Nice,Thanks for sharing

12:51PM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

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.

10:48AM PST on Mar 9, 2013

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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12:45AM PDT on May 6, 2012

thanks for the info

2:23AM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Thanks for the article.

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