Olive & Olive’s antique flooring and
paneling is primarily made from re-milled white
oak rescued from aging and historic buildings.
The wood is 100% recycled.
Through an expert process cultivated over decades
of practice, Olive & Olive patches, plugs,
pegs, and repairs bolt holes, knots, and splits
while preserving the history of the wood.
The boards are sanded in a way that enhances
the antique look allowing for crowning, cupping,
and gentle undulations. Boards are hand-scraped
to add a subtly textured surface then treated
to a durable and maintainable hand-rubbed oil
The floor is a nearly completed “old floor”
when installed. The final process sees more
oil finishing and buffing. And the result is
something that must be seen to be believed.
Many other forms or species of re-milled antique
or recycled wood can be used, including sustained-growth
and character-grades of new wood.