Why Reclaimed Barrel Oak Is an Ideal Wine Cellar Floor Material
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Why Reclaimed Barrel Oak Is an Ideal Wine Cellar Floor Material

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27 Sep Why Reclaimed Barrel Oak Is an Ideal Wine Cellar Floor Material

When conceptualizing and planning the layout and design of your custom wine cellar, numerous factors need to be taken into consideration, and flooring is an important one. The material that you use for your wine cellar’s floor can become the accent point in the room and a beautiful backdrop for all the other features installed there. The right material can also significantly add to the overall value of your wine cellar.

Why is Cellar Floor Material So Important?

The floor material you choose needs to be appealing, functional, and resilient too. This makes it essential for you to consult with a custom wine cellar designer. The company you hire would be able to provide their recommendations based on the styling of your cellar, your requirements, and budget, etc.

Every serious wine collector is aware that they need to create the right storage space with the right environment for their precious bottles. In addition to functionality, durability, and dependability, the owners also want to make sure that their wine storage space is designed to impress. Specialists with experience in the custom wine cellar space will work with you and make sure that the solutions they provide are in line with your needs.

Reclaimed Barrel Oak Wine Cellar Floors

If you want a unique cellar that showcases your bottles perfectly, you need to be prudent with your flooring material choices. Old nautical timber and reclaimed wine barrels are some of the most popular choices. The one common characteristic of all these materials is that they are environmentally-friendly. Regardless of which one you choose, you must choose highly durable products that are resistant to wine spills.

The material also needs to be sturdy enough to bear the weight of the cabinetry, the racking system, tasting table, furniture, and of course, the bottles themselves. Some property owners wonder whether carpeting is the right choice in wine cellar design. But experienced wine cellar designers will actively discourage you from opting for carpets.

It is because wine cellars are always climate controlled to ensure the wine stays in good condition. But the humidity levels encourage mould formation which can embed itself deeply into the carpet fibres. As mentioned, oak barrels are excellent wine cellar floor option.

Oak Barrel Flooring For Wine Cellar Flooring

Most well-established wineries age their wines in specially-built oak barrels, and it is an age-old process of fermenting wine. Depending on the producer, the wine may be left to age for between a few months to several years. But these barrels also have a specific lifespan and wineries replace these at regular intervals.

Once they are done using the barrels, these barrels can be repurposed and given new life. It is a very popular option for wine cellar floors. These barrels are taken apart, and all the hardware is removed. The barrel heads will be separated, and the staves will be pulled apart.

These pieces of wood are then carefully engineered and turned into floorboards. The oak is sliced into veneers and installed to Baltic Birch, which adds to the structural integrity and character of the flooring. Since every wine barrel is different, you get a wine cellar flooring that is unique and stunning in every way.

To find out about how Signature Cellars can help you design and build a wine storage solution that can help protect your investment and add value to your home, call us on 1300 570 636 or email info@signaturecellars.com.au.

Thanks for reading,
Neil Smallman
Signature Cellars
1300 570 636

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