Historic Flooring Brings New Life to Old Wood, Honoring Over 120 Years of Tradition

Former Harris-Tarkett Historic Manufacturing Plant Still Going Strong

View from Harris Lumber yard 1898

1898-2018 - Even after 120 years, the Maple Street plant was destined to produce fine hardwood flooring.  Thanks to the vision of Johnson City native Steve McKinney, the former Harris-Tarkett flooring plant will live on to serve its intended purpose. McKinney’s company, Historic Flooring, acquired the property in 2012 and continues to produce hand-crafted reclaimed flooring that ships all over the country.

According to McKinney, “This couldn’t have come along at a better time,” after outgrowing his small operation a few miles from the historic site. “I believe in divine intervention. It was meant to be. Almost everyone you meet in Johnson City has either worked at the plant or knows someone who did. Bringing new life to old wood is what drives the company, and to be able to do it in this historic setting is truly inspiring.” 

Historic Flooring sources their reclaimed wood from barns and other old buildings in the area and as far away as Pennsylvania Amish country. The company hand-crafts each floor according to the customer’s vision … no two floors are alike. That, coupled with the personal attention given to each job, has really paid off. 

Steve’s client list includes movie stars, country singers and famous New York City nightclubs, not to mention dozens of designers and contractors and hundreds of private residences. Many repeat clients from Brooklyn, New York, to Napa Valley, California, and everywhere in between continue to enjoy the beauty, uniqueness and history of reclaimed wood in their residential and commercial projects. Read more about the history here.

About Historic Flooring: Historic Flooring is a reclaimed flooring company established in 2007. Over 250,000 sq. ft. of inventory resides on a seven-plus-acre facility in Johnson City, Tennessee. Their three hand-crafted products include Granny’s Store Flooring, Rustic White Oak with several custom finishing options and Reclaimed Barnwood Shiplap. They ship their products all over the country.  www.historicflooring.com


Categories: Interiors and Decoration

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All of our reclaimed wood is sourced from old barns and other antique structures, making it unique in every way. You won't find anything like this in stores; we hand select your wood from our 7+ acres of inventory.