A unique aspect of our custom flooring program is taking a proprietary sort of rift and quarter sawn white oak, showing tight and sound defects only and producing wide plank flooring that closely resembles flooring produced from antique, reclaimed white oak timbers at a fraction of the cost.
WITH THE INCREASED INTEREST IN FRENCH AND EUROPEAN OAK FLOORING,
we partnered with a sawmill that is “live sawing” North American white oak logs. This is the same manner in which lumber is sawn in Europe. Lumber produced in this manner shows both the...
The Corneliuses bought the place in early 2014, and they spent a year renovating and restoring. Now they're opening up their two-bedroom, 2,500-square-foot home for the Galveston Historical Foundation's Historic Homes Tour, which starts Saturday.
"What we wanted to do was just restore it as closely as we could," Cornelius says. "What was said was: We don't want to change it: It's been here for 100 years."
So they kept the heart pine floors downstairs. Where...