Flooring Stores: Choose Your Wall Pannels - Tamalpais Hardwood Floors

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People have been in love with gorgeous wood flooring for years. But the rustic, textured appeal of wood isn’t just for floors! Today’s style-minded homeowners are approaching flooring from whole new angle. They use it to create accent walls, wainscoting and artistic focal points that reflect their unique style. Flooring stores can offer you whatever you like. Wood on the wall trend is nothing new. It was a popular mid-century decorating trend and, like many looks of that time, it’s recently re-emerged, new and improved. You can find wooden wall paneling in many rustic country houses, in cozy hotels and as a warm surface on cold castle walls. But wall panels with warm wood surfaces increase its numbers in modern, design-oriented houses and apartments, too. Discover how you can transform a room from top to bottom with the enduring beauty and durability of Tamalpais Hardwood Floors products on your walls.



It is the most coveted type of flooring stores and It’s no wonder that it’s also popular for interior wall design. The trees of hardwood materials are  more durable than softwood counterparts. This means that they last longer and require less maintenance.

One of the great things about hardwood is that it never goes out of style. It’s been in use continuously for many years. Despite numerous shifts and changes in style and design, it has survived the test of trends and It shows that the look of this material never gets old. This is due to the fact that hardwood is an instant connection between an interior location and the natural world. The feeling of a forest, the essence of a densely thickened wood… You can achieve it in even the most modern mundane environments.


Reclaimed Hardwood

Reclaimed wood are made from planks of wood that have been salvaged from a wide variety places. Vast quantities of old-growth lumber you can found in old warehouses, buildings, bridges, tanks, and other structures that await deconstruction and reuse. This antique wood in flooring stores gives us the unique ability to go back in time. It offers you amazing wood characteristics you cannot find now. Reclaimed wood can provide the benefits of old-growth timber without the environmental costs. Reclaimed Wood is environmentally responsible and looks amazing. By reclaiming wood flooring from old structures, you are participating in green building. Many types of wood have died out or become so scarce that they are heavily regulated. That’s’ why you have many more choices in wood species if you install reclaimed hardwood.


Reclaimed hardwood flooring in is much denser and stronger than new wood, because it is old growth virgin wood. This means that it had hundreds of years to grow slowly in the shade of larger trees, protected from sun and rain. Many of these trees were 200-400 years old. It means they were much older and stronger when they were cut down than new wood that has had very little time to grow. Another reason for the strength of reclaimed wood is the lack of air pollution.The bigger harvest of reclaimed hardwood was during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Specific characters

Оne of the options that has grown in prominence in recent years is reclaimed hardwood wall paneling. Nail holes, bolt holes, and other fastener marks are part of specific characters of this unique resource. Every stick of reclaimed hardwood lumber is de-nailed by hand before being kiln-dried and re-milled to custom specs. If you appreciate that kind of warmth and want your space to look rustic, reclaimed walls is probably right for you. To be sure, start your search in a showroom, where you can look at and feel the samples. Most flooring stores offer samples to take home and we are not an exception. So you can take home samples in our showroom located in San Rafael, CA, and can stare at them.


Reclaimed wood paneling

The reclaimed wood accent wall in modern design is all about adding textural contrast without actually going overboard with color. It wins points for sustainability. In addition, it adds plenty of personality to your homes with its nail holes, bolt holes, and other fastener marks. You can find its samples in flooring stores.

Reclaimed wood panels  are not only beautiful but also offer good thermal and acoustic insulation. There are no grouting lines which collect dirt or discolor. In fact, one of the perks of wooden panels is that it is easy to repair and replace.

Wood wall paneling in is an alternative to painted drywall treatments for residential walls. The type of reclaimed wood you choose in flooring stores will determine how rustic your room feels. Also, a big part depends on its richness, distressed finish and overall appeal. Reclaimed wood planks are perfect for someone searching for an exclusive design element that beautifies your home and adds character and sophistication.


Appearance of wood panels in flooring stores

Many factors impact the appearance of wood panels, including its grade and saw cut. Physical characteristics of the wood determine wood grades. All grades are equally strong and serviceable, but each looks different. Additionally, the angle at which a board is cut determines how the finished product looks and performs as well. You can go to flooring stores to bring home hardwood samples to view them in your own light.


DIY or hire a pro?

A good project for experienced DIYers. The biggest challenges are starting off perfectly level and working around obstacles such as windows and doors. Doing a ceiling? You may want to go to flooring stores and hire a pro.


Reclaimed oak wall

This time we finished this stunning hardwood installation. We installed it on this office wall instead of floor installation. This is a reclaimed oak with a zero VOC finish on it. The reclaimed oak gives the space a beautiful to it and blends into the view of nature outside.  It does not disturb the existing color palette of the room. Reclaimed wood wall is the perfect way to strike a balance between the refined and the rustic.

Click here to check out wall panels. Tamalpais Hardwood Floors have got lots of stylish options to choose from to make your home truly unique. Visit our showroom today!

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Installation of reclaimed oak on office wall. You can find more samples in our store.
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Reclaimed oak office wall. Wood flooring is reclaimed from old barns, buildings, rural structures and sustainable sources of reclaimed timber.



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Reclaimed oak close view. Nail holes and bolt holes play a big part in its unique appeal.