While the main floor of the new EkoModel Home has concrete flooring, for the upper level we opted for something different. Reclaimed birchwood from Log’s End in Ottawa makes a beautiful and natural statement for the second storey where our children’s rooms and an open loft area can be found.
Logs End in Ottawa is Canada’s leading supplier of river-reclaimed, wide plank hardwood flooring. The company takes perfectly preserved timbers that have been underwater for generations and fashions them into beautiful flooring and millwork. As shared on the Logs End website:
Every Logs End Heritage wide plank floor starts with the recovery of a log that may have been felled 200 years ago – and which was hundreds of years old when it was cut. And before it becomes a character-filled Logs End Heritage floor, it will be at least another year older.
Recovered logs are cut quickly and then air-dried for many months before then being kiln-dried to industry standards. From start to finish the process lasts a year.
Logs End also makes new-growth hardwood flooring from green certified managed forests, threading their care for the environment throughout their operations.
Pine, oak, birch, hickory and walnut, as well as engineered flooring, feature in the Logs End collections. You can visit the Logs End wide plank showroom in Ottawa:
1520 Triole Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1B 3S9