Antique pine flooring scrap makes a work of heART in the right hands. Here is Goodwin’s former cabinet maker, Rick Bennett, with a gift he made for our Sales Manager, Charlotte.
We are occasionally asked if antique pine flooring is a good choice over radiant heat. Over the years our customers have had many successful installations over this heating system. There are general guidelines such as turning on the heating system in advance for several days to make sure that there is no excess moisture in the subfloor. Also the temperature of the subfloor should not go above 85 degrees F. Wider boards are prone to show larger gaps in the heating season. Vertical grain flooring moves less than select grain flooring. As with any installation starting with properly milled flooring and exercising care to get the moisture content of the flooring (and the job site) correct go a long way towards getting an antique heart pine floor which looks good for years and years. The NWFA has also developed guidelines for installing wood floors over radiant heat see Installation Guidelines, Appendix H.
Today Goodwin offers River Recovered Antique Heart Cypress in many grades and milling patterns for paneling, cabinetry and millwork. We follow the 1904 grading standards, the last time any were published for this rare wood.
For all you Habitat for Humanity lovers, this doghouse was made by Goodwin Heart Pine to benefit. If you think antique pine flooring is gorgeous, you should see antique heart cypress. Russ Morash, This Old House producer, says, “The River Recovered Heart Cypress from Goodwin in my entry vanity is some of the most beautiful wood in the world.” Thanks Russ. We love you too!
Credits: Randy Batista Photography for hosting the event. Architect Tom Smith for designing the doghouse. Rick Bennett for building it while working at Goodwin. All of the above reside in Gainesville, FL.
Call for a sample of this beautiful wood for your very own.