Wood floor pieces sold for nostalgic recycling

An American school gymnasium floor has been deconstructed, with the pieces set to be given a new life.

When wood floors are replaced, the original floor is often recycled, but the WHS school gymnasium floor in Fort Morgan, Colorado has been recycled in a novel way. Many people have cherished memories of the school gymnasium – such as an exciting sports victory, school assemblies, or their first kiss at a school dance. The floor was bought by a company that is selling sections of the floor to the public, including former pupils and teachers, and helping these memories live on.

The wood can be used to make furniture, wall pieces and other items and preserving school memories.

The Fort Morgan Times said:

“It's good to see that at least one part of the old high school is being preserved for WHS alumni to enjoy.”

This type of recycling could be adapted for historic British floors. When a public building is demolished or renovated, the floor could be recycled by selling sections of it to people with memories of the building.

Wood flooring in Chester homes and workplace is a good choice for people who want a natural product that lasts a long time. At the end of its life, a wood floor can be recycled when it is not practical to sell it in sections.

Wood floor planks are environmentally friendly if they come from sustainable forest sources and are recycled when they need replacing. Wood flooring made from recycled timbers can be installed for people who like the distressed look.