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Whiskey barrel flooring – a drop of the hard stuff

Whisky barrel flooring

It is no secret that a significant part of Modenus’ British outpost is fond of a dram. Tim hasn’t yet worked out how to charge for listings in bottles of Lagavulin but it wont be long. So this is a story for Tim. One of the UK’s leading hardwood floor specialists, McKay Flooring Ltd, was tasked with finding something fresh and sustainable to do with the  20,000 waste Whiskey Barrels which were finding their way into landfills every year.  Whiskey casks are made out of  beautiful prime oak and Richard McKay, he of McKay Flooring Ltd, has turned his hand to transforming them into very beautiful floors.

His range of traditional parquet battens retain the branded markings of the various world famous bourbon, sherry and whiskey manufacturers who used the barrels. The beautiful hot metal branded lids are blended with the aged staves and scorched interiors and machined to produce a consistent and usable flooring block or batten. Richard describes them as  being full of the character and the flavour of their whiskey barrel origins. This may  be our favourite recycling initiative ever.

Whisky barrel flooring

  • http://twitter.com/Splintergirl Amy Good

    This is gorgeous!  I love the randomness (is that a word?).  I’m not sure I like the stamped letters, but I would definitely consider it.

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    This is really amazing! What a fantastic idea to turn whiskey barrels into this beautiful floor. What makes it even better is the fact that these materials were recycled. This is indeed an incredible way of trying to help Mother Earth while not compromising the quality of work. Thank you for sharing this inspiring post.

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