Chestnut was decimated by a fungal blight in the early/mid 20thC and is no longer available as a fresh sawn wood. We salvage old barns in order to bring you this quintessential American species and mill it with the respect it deserves. For many, this is the "holy grail" of salvaged woods, highly sought after and cherished.

Color & Character

With glowing golds and some deeper browns, most Chestnut also features worm holes, some nail holes and small sound knots.

Available As

  • Solid Flooring
  • Engineered Flooring
  • Solid Plank Paneling
  • Engineered Paneling
  • Wear Layers
  • Timbers (as available)

Solid Dimensions

Thickness ⅝"
Widths 3 – 6" Mid Planks
7 – 9" Wide Planks
10" Wide Planks
Lengths 2 – 12' Random

Engineered Dimensions

Thickness ⅝"
Widths 4 – 6"
6 – 10"
Lengths 1 – 8'

Hardness

540
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Sources

Our chestnut is reclaimed from barns and agricultural buildings in the Eastern USA.  Visit Unearth the Story for more.


Finishes

Most of our solid and eco-friendly engineered flooring is available unfinished or prefinished. Prefinish includes hand applied oil and wax or factory applied aluminum oxide which requires a micro bevel on each piece of flooring. Scratches that occur on a floor finished with oil and wax can often be lightly sanded out. Reapply oil and wax after sanding and let cure.

  • Spills of any kind should be cleaned up immediately.
  • Broom clean for regular maintenance.
  • Consult finish manufacturer for appropriate cleaning instructions.

Green

Our products are made here in the USA, in a way that’s healthy for you, our employees, and the environment. The 13-acre NY facility is 100% wind powered. Our mill and kilns are heated 100% with our scrap wood. Pioneer Millworks is FSC chain of custody certified in three categories and Green America approved. All of our products are LEED point eligible. Check out Earth Shared for details.


Installation

Our solid flooring features precision milled tongue and groove that can be nailed or stapled down. The World's Most Eco-Friendly Engineered flooring is entirely tongue and groove including end matching. It can be nailed, stapled, glued down or floated.

  • We suggest ordering an additional 7-12% for most orders to cover trimming and installation waste.
  • We always recommend using a professional installer and can note a few good ones local to your area.

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