A custom New York mill and a German flooring company partners to offer sustainably harvested wood from Germany's Bavaria region, hand-finished using only ingredients found in nature.
The Hudson Company, a custom mill in upstate New York specializing in sustainably sourced and reclaimed wood products, has partnered with German flooring company Schotten & Hansen to expand its U.S. offerings to include naturally finished products from Germany’s Bavaria region. Like all of the wood flooring (and paneling and beams) offered by The Hudson Company, the wood for this line is harvested sustainably. But what makes it particularly special is the way the Schotten & Hansen flooring is finished. The company’s commitment to sustainability extends to the way they handfinish their floors using only ingredients found in nature to add texture and color to the wood and to fill knot holes and other defects. Each piece is manually finished, planed, brushed, smoked, and colored using traditional German woodworking methods for old-world authenticity. A variety of waxes, oils, and resins top off the boards for a luxurious natural finish.
—Jennifer Morris, editorial assistant
From Fine Homebuilding #297