Recently our Building Reclaimed Antique Naily Heart Pine flooring was used in this Ames, Iowa home.
Our Antique Naily Heart Pine beams come out of 19th-century industrial buildings, where carpenters would choose the best space of the beam to nail to. This resulted in our beautiful Naily-faced floor grade. The black staining around the nail holes is also a result of oxidation. This chemical reaction occurs between the extractives in the wood and the iron nails that were used many years ago. When you remove the nails, you’ve got these wonderful nail holes telling a story about this piece of wood. It leaves behind a little bit of iron staining in the wood for a rustic or industrial feel.