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Pallet Wood Flooring

Shipping pallet flooring can be laid in various patterns such as this herringbone design.

Shipping pallet flooring can be laid in various patterns such as this herringbone design.


Parquet flooring can be made with recycled pallet wood or other recycled woods.

Parquet flooring can be made with recycled pallet wood or other recycled woods.


The post the other day on Pallet Floors explained one low cost floor building method made with pallet wood. A photo at Pinterest.com, originally from JetsonGreen.com, shows how pallet flooring can be arranged in different patterns. Very beautiful, and it’s free! (A big thumbs up to Pinterest.com and JetsonGreen.com for their fine work. These sites are producing lots of quality work.)

“Icelander Högni Stefan Thorgeirsson, owner of Iceland-based Arctic Plank, found a better use for it and produces flooring made from upcycled used pallet wood. Obviously, there is a unique and different aesthetic with pallet wood, which is often a mix of whatever junk species of lumber is cheapest and most readily available. Because of their size, pallets might not seem ideally suited for flooring, but Arctic Plank uses herringbone and parquet patterns to work with the short lengths of wood. Arctic Plank has been used for both interior and exterior applications. Turning what is usually regarded as junk wood into a finished flooring material is a fine example of upcycling.”

2nd image source: Reclaimed (click thumbnail images to see different designs)

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2 Responses to “Pallet Wood Flooring”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Flooring is produced from sustainable materials that reduces demands on ecosystems during its life-cycle.When installing tiles, it’s important to take note of the kind of tile you are using and the location where it is going to be put.Different materials entail different procedures and tools for installation.

  2. spacelinkukm says:

    What a fantastic Pallet floor and free!! The colour of this flooring is stunning, brings a great antique feel to a room.

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