CARLSBAD, CALIF.—The Sacred Crafts announces the launch of its Kudmai Wood Flooring collection, setting a new standard for engineered, reclaimed wood products. With a focus on sustainability, The Sacred Crafts team is thrilled to introduce their responsibly sourced materials to the design world and bring environmentally friendly product into homes and businesses.
Dedicated to producing as little waste as possible, The Sacred Crafts sources excess materials that were once useful, but have lost their original purpose. In doing so, they are also motivated by the untold stories that these materials hold and the potential to breathe new life into materials that, at one time, held great importance. Specifically, the Kudmai collection was sourced from vintage and decommissioned boats throughout the coastal regions of Thailand, making each plank completely one-of-a-kind and full of history. The natural age and seasoning this wood has been exposed to creates a truly unique look across every Kudmai floorboard.
“We find stories, products and materials in order to help them become reborn,” said The Sacred Crafts’ Founder Matthew Harkins. “In doing so, we are helping to correct the convenience culture that has taken over a big part of our lives. We invite the expiration date, the rust, and the scratches to show themselves off in all their glory. Kudmai Wood products fit a niche for projects that call for a worn-in look with an elevated and sustainable finish. They deliver a look and feel that just begs to have its story told.”
The decision to bring such a product to the market came from what The Sacred Crafts perceives as a lack of storytelling within most building products on the market. For as much time, energy, and money we spend on building materials, there really isn’t a whole lot to talk about regarding the origin of the materials. Noting the rise of the “farm-to-table” movement in the culinary industry, The Sacred Crafts decided it was time to apply this layer of interaction to modern building products.
Products Built with Highest Standards
Harkins explained, “It feels great to know and share the story behind a product like Kudmai, because it’s made for all the right reasons. We are helping remove materials from sensitive coastal ecosystems so that everyone can enjoy them more. Our products are built with the highest standards for both VOC and sustainability to ensure they contribute positively to a project’s environmental standards. On the industry side, this also translates to significant LEED credits.”
Each Kudmai wood flooring plank spans six inches wide and can be packed in multiple lengths up to 60 inches. Every plank is made with a 15mm FSC certified sustainable eucalyptus base layer and is topped with 4mm of reclaimed wood in addition to a low-sheen polyurethane finish. The E-Zero rated Kudmai collection was designed for easy tongue and groove construction, can be used with or without nails and can be installed above or below grade.
This collection can be implemented in a variety of ways, including indoor flooring, outdoor flooring (if treated properly), wall paneling, wall cladding, ceiling paneling and installation on surface tops to name a few. The Kudmai Wood Flooring collection is completely one-of-a-kind and is offered in three main colorways (carbonized, nude and blonde), but can be customized to fit needs and lifestyles.
On the consumer side, each project yields a unique look that is both vintage and modern. Many reclaimed products offer a rustic look and feel, but the Kudmai wood products are exquisitely surfaced to a smooth, contemporary finish that celebrates the wood’s well-earned patina. This allows The Sacred Crafts products to be used in very high-end design where many reclaimed products don’t make sense or meet the aesthetic. With tongue and groove construction, this product can be used for DIY projects, but will also reduce contractor installation costs due to the ease of assembly.
For more information, visit: http://www.thesacredcrafts.com.