3 Reasons Why CDA Wood is a Better (and Cheaper) Alternative to Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood can add warmth, personality and texture to a room. Aside from traditional flooring, it can be used for a statement wall, cabinets and shelving, customized furniture, or any design accents.

But many of your clients may be concerned about the cost of using reclaimed wood.  With a price of $20 per square foot, even just flooring for a small apartment can reach $20,000—not including the other materials and labor.

CDA Boards: a cost-effective alternative to reclaimed wood

As their interior designer, you can now offer a way to achieve the look of reclaimed wood at a much lower cost.

CDA wood has a beautiful weathered look, achieved through the patented Xcelerated process that imitates the rain, wind and sun exposure from decades-old wood. Once it’s installed, it looks just like premium reclaimed wood, but at a fraction of the cost.  

Achieve any look you want

CDA wood combines the beauty of reclaimed wood with the convenience and availability of common construction materials.

You can select from different shades, ranging from light gray to deep brown and blacks. It’s easy to find one that fits your room design—and since it’s more affordable, you don’t have to scrimp on your materials just to stay within your renovation budget.

Safe and free from chemicals

There are risks in using reclaimed lumber. You can find a hidden nail that wasn’t removed during the preparation process—or even worse, hidden toxic chemicals.

Today, many construction materials have to pass safety standards before they can even be sold. But reclaimed wood may been used in buildings made before people even knew about the dangers of lead, formaldehyde, asbestos, or other chemicals.

Reclaimed wood may also have been treated with pesticides and preservatives, or (if taken from a factory or storage area). Remember, that wood was never designed to be used for a home. But it has absorbed these mystery chemicals, and may release them as VOCs.

CDA boards is much safer to use. It does not contain chemicals, paints or stains. Even the Xcelerated process is completely natural—the wood was weathered with physical processes, so you are guaranteed that the wood is 100% free of toxins.

Clean and Green

CDA wood is NGBS Green Certified. That means it has met the criteria of being sustainable, energy-efficient, and free of toxins. It does not release any pollutants that could affect your indoor air quality or your family’s health. National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is one of the first to be recognized by the American National Standards Institute