Rare Finds

True one-offs – small batches of wood floors, each with a story that is intertwined with the rise of the great English cities. We’ve sourced wood that was brought in from former colonies to feed the growth of an industrial Britain. Wood that had already been around for hundreds of years before it arrived, and having served its time in warehouses and public spaces has now been lovingly restored. As each find a new home, a new adventure begins.

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    Antique Chateau Oak

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    This rare find is exactly what its name suggests – antique oak that we haven’t just reclaimed, but restored. This treasure witnessed centuries of French history. Now we’ve painstakingly crafted it into a 2-ply parquet reminiscent of those at Versailles or France’s eighteenth-century maisons de campagne…

    Chateau

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    This rich, dark antique oak bears witness to centuries of use. Now sympathetically restored to retain the characteristics marks and patina

    Cotton Mill Pine

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    Centuries ago, Grand Tours by Europe’s elite traversed remote inner Alpine valleys amid the slow-growing, centuries-old Swiss Pine, Spruce and Larch, and past the Alps’ eternal glaciers to reach the gemütlichkeit of romantic mountain inns…

    Eiger

    Rare Finds

    For further information, specification sheets or to arrange a Design Centre visit, please call 01925 202 310

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    Manilla

    Rare Finds

    This wood, which originates from Australia, came out of warehouses in Kings Cross that were being redeveloped. We have worked this amazingly dense hardwood whilst retaining the original surface patina and undulations – including the original marks made by the clout nails to fix the boards down.

    Northbank

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    We unearthed this stunning pine in a disused warehouse at Garston Dock in Liverpool. These reclaimed pine boards are larger and wider than anything else we have ever reclaimed before and they have been brushed and finished with a naked skin lacquer, accentuating the natural beauty of the grain.

    Sampit Teak

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    Salvaged from a Colonial Dutch East Indonesian home and ready for its next adventure is our bleached Sampit Teak. Teak is incredibly rare and these hand sawn floorboards will be the piece de resistance in your next project.

    Serang Teak

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    This beautiful Teak floor has been reclaimed from Colonial Dutch East Indies homes. Each board has been carefully hand sawn, evident through the beautiful saw cuts that flicker randomly across the surface of the wood.

    Shirt Works Maple

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    This reclaimed maple comes from a large factory on Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. When it was built in 1907, it was expected to employ 400 people, but in its heyday probably employed even more. These are narrow boards and we have deliberately done as little to the wood as possible to retain the scratches and scuffs that make it so characterful. 

    Swiss Stone Pine

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    In this mittel-European treasure, Swiss Stone Pine – also Arolla Pine or Zirbelkiefer – meets our artisans’ painstaking restoration and engineering skills…