The pine, used in the general construction in UK is a soft timber coming in yellowish colour, rich of natural resins. It "dries" with the years and during this time it changes colour, appearance and hardness.
It may take 15 years, but eventually the original pine victorian boards used in our properties will turn into the beautiful brownish (or reddish) boards, we love so much. When the day comes the floorboards to be restored, we notice that some has suffered a damage and in need of replacement.
A floor restoration company will then offer a replacement with similar aged boards to match as close as possible your boards.
Where they come from?
Seasoned pine boards are available from Reclamation Yards and may cost anything between £5.00 - £9.00 per linear meter. Not a bargain, especially if the supply required is in loads.
There is various types of the pine species and most of them are available in the reclamation yards. To meet you expectations with the floorboard repairs and replacement, we and other flooring companies would relies on these supplies.
There is difference between the specifications "boards made of seasoned pine" and "reclaimed pine floorboards" - these are two separate products. Seasoned pine boards are made to size out of beams and larger old construction materials. Majority of the timber used for repairs comes from seasoned pine machined to sizes required.