One of the hardest and slowest things about using reclaimed timber is the de - nailing process that has to be done at the start of production. We scan the timber with metal detectors before we cut it as the saw blades will not cut through metal. This is one of the reasons reclaimed flooring is more expensive than new wooden flooring. It takes so long to make. So when considering a reclaimed floor, extra planning to allow for longer lead times is often necessary. It’s generally not an “off the shelf” product. When you see the finished product though, along with the environmentally friendly aspect of using reclaimed timber, the results are definitely worth it.