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Why YCI Reclaimed Hardwood?

YCI Reclaimed Hardwood recycles and repurposes salvaged wood, mostly oak, primarily from decommissioned cargo floor planks and other types of lumber that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Hardwood trailer flooring is originally built to be long lasting and sturdy — durable enough to withstand being driven over daily with forklifts and strong enough to hold the weight of heavy cargo loads for thousands of miles. At, YCI, we remove and cut each piece by hand with great care and consideration.

Reclaimed wood and salvage lumber are a reliable and durable product that are long lasting. This wood adds instant ambience and character to any space. Your project will result in a unique one-of-a-kind piece for years to come.

Reclaimed cargo planks are perfectly imperfect and individually unique. Repurposed wood embraces individualism, history, and soul, and each piece tells a story. Reclaimed and recycled wood will not only look terrific, but it will add history and vitality to your space.

Why YCI Reclaimed Hardwood?

The Environmental Benefits of Reclaimed Hardwood

The use of recycled lumber and reclaimed lumber products reduces emissions associated the the logging, processing and transportation of new timber. Founder and President, Dave McLaughlin, has over 22 years working in the transportation industry. Dave created Yo Cai, Inc. as a scrap metal company that specialized in salvaging semi trailers. Dave is also passionate about recycling, sustainability, and repurposing. Today, YCI Reclaimed Hardwood gives new life and purpose to semi-trailer oak flooring. Each and every order includes the original hardware used to secure the original trailer decking, and each trailer is also recycled and repurposed.

The Environmental Benefits of Reclaimed Hardwood
The Environmental Benefits of Reclaimed Hardwood

Is Reclaimed Lumber Durable?

Because it was harvested and milled decades ago, salvaged wood and recycled lumber offer stability that is unavailable today. Because it is mostly dense-grain, old-growth material, repurposed lumber is harder and more durable than new lumber. Our product is typically 12” wide and 1 ¼’ thick, which adds both strength and durability. While every trailer is different, we usually use 5 ½ lbs. per square foot as a rule of thumb.

Is Reclaimed Lumber Durable?
Is Reclaimed Lumber Durable?

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