Arctic Plank Makes Unique Upcycled Floor

upcycled pallet wood floor

Wooden shipping pallets are typically a low-end commodity. Sometimes a pallet will get reused a few times before it ends up being scrapped or used as firewood. But 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. As with shipping containers, this provides a useful outlet for this plentifully available product which is another adjunct to product shipping and transportation. Much of the appealing character of the Arctic Plank flooring comes from the variety and character it acquires during its first incarnation as shipping material.

used pallet wood floor

upcycled pallet wood floors

used pallet wood floors

[+] More info about Arctic Plank recycled pallet floor.

Credits: Arctic Plank.


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  • http://www.everdress.com/junior-clothing Jeavonharp

    These woods are not just beautiful but these are very valuable here in the Philippines. How I wish I can transport some to be used as a flooring in my new house. 

  • http://www.platinumrenovations.com/ Windows Toronto

    Coo Pictures.  Though the design looks messy, it is something different and good.

  • zevicjoe

    nice….what type of wood used????

  • Justin L

    so cool

  • Chair

    Personally, I find the ‘messy’ to be a very big part of the beauty. Varied woods, tones and imperfections like one would find in a forest. I keep coming back to look at this, it’s so beautiful.

    • rosebud12

      yes I concur I plan to use this type of flooring for my camp trailer. I too keep coming back to look at it My doggies would love lying on this floor.

  • michael helander

    My heart fluttered when I saw these. Absolutely beautiful! And it looks like it would be warm to walk on, albeit a little uneven. Had to repost on my blog that features repurposed and recycled design and decor. Thanks for sharing!

  • Aornat

    It’s very pretty.  But I have to wonder about the functionality.  I’m imagining trying to sweep the dirt from such an uneven surface.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful!

  • gillyflowergirl

    So, so beautiful. And I bet, like my kitchen floor made from recycled very old brick, it never looks like it needs sweeping because it always looks like it needs sweeping. (grin)

  • Matilda

    Isn’t form supposed to FOLLOW function?  Just imagine scooting a chair in or out from the table on that flooring!  Hope no elderly person catches his/her shoe on it, and has to go to the ER!

    • Ev Newmexico

       Sander and oil finish.

    • rosebud12

      common sense…

  • Kelley Kerns

    Love this and I have free pallets…. humm

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280510417 Susie Quint

    Will be keeping this in mind for future endeavors however…………I may need to hire a mathematical genius to teach me how to lay this out for whatever size room I would be planning to use it in,this is beautiful to say the least-perhaps the beauty will detract the unevenness in my pattern layout. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1280510417 Susie Quint

    Will be keeping this in mind for future endeavors however…………I may need to hire a mathematical genius to teach me how to lay this out for whatever size room I would be planning to use it in,this is beautiful to say the least-perhaps the beauty will detract the unevenness in my pattern layout. ;)

  • Nancy Brookins

    Im going to do this in my Living room, Its western and I love how rustic this is<3

  • Dave McCann

    Quality, it’s the only way to go, a new floor for life!

  • Dave McCann

    Quality, it’s the only way to go, a new floor for life!

  • Dave McCann

    Quality, it’s the only way to go, a new floor for life!

  • Dave McCann

    Quality, it’s the only way to go, a new floor for life!

  • sophie

    Cool Wooden Plank nice idea you got there it’s cool and great recycling the plank…

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