14 Oct '11, 12pm

Shipping Crates Recycled into Commercial Hardwood Flooring

Viridian Wood has debuted two FSC-certified exotic hardwood flooring products that are 100 percent reclaimed from shipping pallets and crates. The commercial-grade products are called Jakarta Market Blend and Fishtail Oak. Jakarta Market Blend is a varied mix of dense hardwoods from the tropical lowlands of Asia, and comes in four different finishes—Dark Sort, Light Sort, Tropical Mix and Rustic – ranging from dark reds to vibrant blondes. The Rustic finish features the original weathered beam face, which is milled to a high tolerance while retaining the vintage quality of the wood. Fishtail Oak (pictured) is a blend of chocolate, honey and cinnamon, with tinges of burgundy and iridescent copper flecks, in a quarter sawn cut. Viridian says both flooring products are extremely hard (Jakarta: 1,100-3,500 Janka scale, Fishtail: 1,450 Janka scale) and well suited to high-traff...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/10/14/shipping-cr...

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