SOURCE: Centennial Woods

Centennial Woods

August 27, 2009 12:24 ET

First Residential Installation of Reclaimed Wyoming Snowfence Flooring Featured in Colorado Home

Leading Ski Country Builder Features Centennial Woods Flooring, Siding, and Trim Products in Glenwood Springs Custom Home

LARAMIE, WY--(Marketwire - August 27, 2009) - Centennial Woods announced today that the first private installation of its flooring product has occurred in a 5,000 square foot custom home located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. J & J Framing Inc., which regularly builds large custom homes in the Aspen area, featured reclaimed snowfence tongue and groove flooring installed over a radiant heating system throughout the project.

"I was initially concerned that the flooring would be too rustic for this area, but it turned out to be the showpiece of the home," said Justin Seymour, principal of J & J Framing. "I'm pretty pleased with it."

"This home is a good example of what a creative builder can achieve with our products," said Grant Porder, product manager at Centennial Woods. "Their naturally occurring red, blue and yellow patinas can be installed in a beautiful random configuration, as Justin has done, or sorted by a builder to provide deliberate color designs in the floor."

"The moisture content of the flooring is so low that I wasn't concerned about long acclimatization of the wood prior to installation, or future movement of the floor over the radiant heat, like I would have worried about for a hard wood floor," said Seymour.

The company's flooring products are expertly milled and easy to install. J & J used one coat of stain and three coats of polyurethane to finish the floor in order to get the desired look.

The home also features reclaimed snowfence siding in a vertical, butted configuration, combined with a rusty corrugated metal wainscoting, to achieve a mountain home look with modern clean lines. Inside, the hand-textured walls are trimmed with grey reclaimed snowfence casing and base.

Centennial Woods' products are naturally rough and weathered but also can be purchased in milled and modern configurations. The company sells exterior products including siding and soffit and interior products like floors, ceilings, trim and wainscoting. The unique wood is also increasingly used for furniture, doors, window trimming, cabinets and other specialty applications. The wood comes in five basic natural color schemes, in 1x6, 2x6, and 2x8 dimensions and in lengths up to 16 feet.

About Centennial Woods

Before Centennial Woods began harvesting Wyoming snow fence, older boards were often left on the frame until they failed and then burned or thrown into a landfill when replaced. Centennial Woods discovered its strength and beauty and vowed to rescue and reuse it.

Since 1999, Centennial Woods has been maintaining and reclaiming snowfence from the mountainsides and open prairies of Wyoming to create its line of interior and exterior specialty wood products for residential and commercial use around the world. To support its reclamation mission, Centennial Woods has developed an international market for this green Wyoming export. To date, Centennial Woods has reclaimed 6 million linear feet of Wyoming snowfence, the equivalent of about 105 miles, keeping more than 10,000 tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere and saving the state of Wyoming and other entities more than $10 million.

Centennial Woods' reclaimed Wyoming snowfence is naturally dried for decades by the Wyoming wind, which produces an intensely beautiful, perfectly dried, strong and true reclaimed board. Centennial Woods is a member of the US Green Building Council ( and is proud to be one of Wyoming's great green product companies. Learn more on the web at

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