Pallet wood as flooring! Nice work. We have been thinking of re-flooring the immense Repurposed Goods workshop and this was the idea.
Beautiful new floor made from old pallets
A couple days after writing about Arctic Plank floors [Unconsumption’s post about it is here] made with reclaimed shipping pallets, Oregon-based Viridian Wood Products announced two new flooring products made from shipping pallets and crates. The two lines are FSC-certified, 100% reclaimed, and available with or without a low-VOC polyurethane finish.
Viridian Wood Products may contribute towards LEED credits in a number of categories, including for materials reuse, recycled content, regional materials, and certified wood.
(via Jetson Green)
Special note: In the Jetson Green post’s comments, a reader addresses the subject of safety of pallet wood reuse, noting that some wood’s been treated with chemicals to help kill or repel insects and/or bacteria. Viridian’s owner responds, saying the company uses heat-treated (not chemically treated) wood and has had no problems with it.
Related: On the Unconsumption Facebook page, we’ve discussed the idea of using heat-treated pallets instead of chemically treated products. And, over on TreeHugger, Lloyd Alter has also brought up the subject. (See his recent post titled Are pallets unpalletable building material?)
For other pallet repurposing ideas/projects — furniture, palletecture, and more — see the Unconsumption archives here.