In the 18th century, Capability Brown, created a style that would come to epitomise Englishness in gardens, or more accurately, parklands. His signature ‘natural’ look is associated with many of the country’s finest stately houses. 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 was allowed to grow wild, requires more skill to use on floors. We acquired the timber from fallen trees that came down in a storm over 20 years ago and took it back to our restoration centre, where we left the lumber to dry until earlier this year. We have crafted them into undulating boards which retain the natural imperfections and watermarks from their previous life. Choose from original patina or bleached versions of this unique floor.