From mountain valleys, to rural settlements, houses and haylofts, mountain cottages. From here starts the travel that will restore the beams to antique beauty, beams that will dress glamour rooms, and will donate unique emotions and sensationse.
Polishing and unnailing: here begins our work and the history of our floor. Retrieved wood is worked in our mountain sawmill, where expert hands clean planks and beams, thus starting the delicate procedure of transformation. Thanks to the precious help of a metal detector all nails and rusted pieces of them are singled out, and with a patient use of chisel, they are extracted one by one, until they are completely eliminated.
Every plank is formed by three layers: a 4 mm layer (for a thickness of 1,5 cm) or a 5 mm (for a thickness of 2,1 cm) of noble wood assembled on 2 layers on lamellar pinewood, glued with crossed fibres. Every stave has 4 tapped and slightly chamferred sides: Antico È supplies (free of charge) joints for laying.
The choice of creating staves with a non-traditional joint (feminine/feminine) is dictated by the necessity of enabling the layer, when operating, to turn the staves round, in order to mix properly chromatic varieties and grains. In fact, being wood a natural material, it presents many varieties.
Even samplings and photographic materials are merely indicative and not binding.
Our antique wood can be characterised by the presence of big knots, or blackenings due to nail holes, holes caused by insects possible traces of alburnum, wooden dowels and possible stucco putties derived from restoring interventions: all these elements are typical of antique wood and confirm its authenticity.