Whisky barrels make up new hardwood flooring
Whisky barrels make up new hardwood flooring The boards of a new line of wood flooring come from an unlikely source - whisky barrels. While many Scotch whisky containers end up in landfills, others are being recycled and used as an innovative new floor covering.
According to Luxist.com, the flooring is certainly unique - the boards of the barrels are flattened like typical planks, but many still boast pieces of lettering and branding. The news source reports that the planks do not have a strong whisky scent, but notes that the aroma "tickles the imagination."
While the new whisky barrel flooring may be a novelty for now, those who would like to install traditional wood flooring in their own homes can take a few cues from the whisky barrels.
Whisky barrels are made of oak, which is a popular floor covering in the United States and around the globe. The National Wood Floor Covering reports that the majority of U.K. wood floor installations are oak, and that white oak and beech account for 70 percent of Germany's wood floors.
Hardwood flooring fills homes with elegance and warmth and offers a timeless durability that will be appreciated throughout generations.