McKay reclaimed whisky barrel flooring – with a hint of vanilla and oak

by EcoStreet on June 29, 2010

in EcoHouse, Recycling

Mmm, they say when you press a board to your nose, you get the very pleasant smell of oak and vanilla.

This reclaimed whisky barrel flooring from McKay Flooring in Scotland is not cheap at £149 a square metre, but it is beautiful and doing your sun salutes on it in the morning will be a fragrant experience.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Fair Trade Products June 29, 2010 at 5:48 pm

This would be perfect in a bedroom… naturally soothing and soporific!


Aggressive Recycler June 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

WOW, what a great idea. I want some. I guess you could use any type of barrels inc. wine or beer?


The Ville July 1, 2010 at 1:43 pm

I’m suspicious.

Barrel wood is bent into shape.
Also in order to achieve that bend, the wood has to be planed so that the middle is wider than the two ends.

So how can this be made into flooring??

Are we sure they haven’t just burned some letters onto a few planks?


Michael July 11, 2010 at 8:30 pm

I agree this looks like a great idea. Think it could really add something interesting to a kitchen floor.

I can see where The Ville is coming from in the point made above and would love to know if they are 100% made from whisky barrels.


wildish July 12, 2010 at 7:53 am

Hi Michael & The Ville, I have emailed the company to ask them to answer your questions here in comments. w.


Seamus Murphy August 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm


Regarding the shape of the barrels – the flooring with the branded markings is made from the flat barrel tops while the curved staves are machined down to matching sizes and both lid and stave pieces are used. I can also confirm that 100% of the flooring supplied as Whisky Barrel flooring is made from oak whiskey barrels.


Seamus Murphy


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