The story of our Dutch East Indies Teak began in the early 1800s, when Dutch traders sailed across vast oceans and settled in what is now known as the Republic of Indonesia.
The influence of the Dutch settlement is still 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 extracted from colonial Indonesian homes undergoing renovations. Due to these renovations, we have become proud custodians of these beautiful teak floors, restoring them to reveal the beauty of their heritage and readying them for the next chapter of their story.
We travelled halfway across the world to reclaim these teak floors, bringing them back to our workshops in Cheshire to begin our painstaking restoration. The restoration process of this teak produced two flooring choices; Dutch East Indies Teak, featuring the original patina, and Bleached Dutch East Indies Teak; bleached, hand cut boards with a distinctive texture.
Teak is a scarce resource and it’s very rare to find such flooring, especially examples that have survived hundreds of years of history. The honeyed tones of our antique teak and feel of the wood is beautiful underfoot and would also suit wall panelling and furniture creation. Each board holds its own shape and this will form a gentle movement across your floor.
Original patina Dutch East Indies Teak
Bleached Dutch East Indies Teak