I will always love the look of wood floors more than carpet, especially if that wood has been responsibly sourced or creatively repurposed—like these floors from wood purveyor Fontenay made from reclaimed wine barrels. I love to see the wine name remnants show up in random places in the floor's layout. It's not as haphazard as this reclaimed gym flooring, and so might be more appealing to people who felt that look was a bit too crazy.
Apparently Fontenay is the original source of reclaimed barrel flooring in the world. They collect barrel heads and mill them into three distinct materials: the Cooperage collection represents the outside of the barrel head with all its patina, cooper's stamps and special markings; the Wine Infusion collection represents the inside of the barrel and retains the natural stain from the color of the wine; and the Stave collection displays the outer sides of the barrel where the hoops have been removed.
Of course, for all you handy DIY people, you could also buy used barrels, strip them, and flatten them out yourself. Has anyone ever tried this?
Fontenay also sells wine barrel countertops which retail for $85/square foot. The flooring starts at $32/square foot.
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