The enduring appeal of wide plank flooring

The European Oak in our handmade Superwide Collection has a consistent, yet prominent grain that is emphasised by the 300mm wide planks used. Contrary to popular opinion, wide plank floors aren’t exclusive to large spaces. Fewer planks means fewer seams, allowing the focus to be on the beauty of the grain and giving the impression…

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The story of our English Estate Oak

In it the tree became a star, planted to take pride of place on its own and not just part of a wood, sometimes requiring hundreds of thousands of trees to create his characteristic expansive vistas. Our English Estate Oak came from trees from one of these ‘gardens’. This is parkland oak that because it…

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Our latest Rare Find: Colonial Burmese Teak

Native to the tropics, Teak is valued for both its beauty and durability. Teak naturally resists decay, insects, rot and is aptly nicknamed ‘the king of the hardwoods’ due to its extreme stability. Unlike North American timbers that utilised waterways for transportation, Teak was transported by land using elephants. Due to Teak’s stability, it has…

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The story of our Durham Pine

These floors came from a Georgian building near the prestigious Durham University, located in the heart of Durham. Unlike some of our other Rare Finds, where we have restored the timber in order to make floors, this Pine has been pulled from existing wood flooring. Each 16ft plank has been carefully extracted and fully restored,…

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Why choose a reclaimed wood floor?

A good quality reclaimed wood flooring will last a lifetime, is warm underfoot and acoustically comforting. Wood is one of the most traditional and natural types of flooring and comes in a variety of species and finishes, allowing the floor to either be the focal point of your project or complement your existing décor. As…

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Our latest Rare Find: War Office Pine

Extracted from the Old War Office, an iconic landmark in London, it will soon get a new custodian, who will have the privilege of walking on floors that have been part of key events in British history. The Old War Office, a neo-baroque building in Whitehall, was responsible for the administration of the British military during…

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The story of our Dutch East Indies teak

The influence of the Dutch settlement is still very much prevalent in architecture in the Republic of Indonesia today. Colonial homes were almost always the preserve of the wealthy Dutch, Indonesian and Chinese elite, the architecture being a fusion of Western and Indonesian heritage. Our Dutch East Indies Teak floors have been crafted from flooring…

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Designing the decades: the revival of parquet flooring

Herringbone, chevron and geometric flooring can be used in any size space, with the floor acting as a unifier between rooms. There are a number of finishes to these floors which create very different looks. For example, square edges create a seamless look, while traditional hand rolled edges define each block, emphasising the pattern. While…

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The restaurant and bar design awards celebrates 10 years of excellence

An exclusive portfolio of photography for nominated projects was exhibited throughout the evening at our Design Centre, showcasing the most innovative design and architecture in bar and restaurant design. This internationally recognised competition is devoted to the design of food and beverage spaces and attended by the world’s top designers, architects and hospitality operators. They…

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The history of shou sugi ban

The wood in our Carbonised portfolio is a mesmerising melange of reclaimed wood and the ancient Japanese process of Shou Sugi Ban. The origins of Shou Sugi Ban The traditional Japanese practice of Shou Sugi Ban dates back as early as the 1700s, though earlier examples exist. The process involves charring wood to provide a beautiful and…

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