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Did you know that you can achieve the look of a brushed wooden floor, without actually brushing the surface of the wood? This is exactly what we did for a project in a Victorian home in Shepherd’s Bush, London. The client was delighted with the end result, especially as our methods make the floor so easy to maintain.
Most people are delighted when they discover original pine wooden floorboards hiding under their carpets. However, what starts out as an exciting discovery doesn’t always lead to the dream floor that homeowners expect. Are pine wood floors durable and are they worth renovating? To answer this question, it’s time to go back and find out how the boards were made and originally used.
This project in a Victorian flat conversion took an interesting mix and match approach, combining oak hardwood flooring with oak chevron parquet. As the same species of engineered wood was used in the same white finish, the two different floors work beautifully together. Each floor defines its own space, giving the rooms their own identity and introducing plenty of pattern along the way.
It is always a pleasure for us to work for highly demanding clients which from the first meeting tell us precisely what are the requirements. This makes our planning and approach a lot more clear. Of course when the requirements are also high we have to double our efforts.
Herringbone parquet, an everlasting classic which through the mix of grains directions and shades has a constantly story to tell.
After preparing the sub-floor measurements were taken to find the best alignment and symmetrical layout paying more attention to the focus areas like the fireplace, doors, walls etc
There is nothing more common than pine when it comes to wood species. But this pine floor is now extraordinary beautiful. We are a bit reluctant when we are called to restore the original pine boards as many times the expectations are similar to ones for a hardwood floor. There are some aspects related to these which have to be considered.
According to the natural light direction, walls parallelism and room widths we chose the alignment which values most this wonderful floor. The concrete sub-floor had to be grinded to remove the raised areas which may cause the new floor to become unstable.
The fireplace became the focal point of this small area thanks to this beautiful seamless frame crafted around it. We suggested wide and long boards as well as light or natural finished to create the impression of an expanded space.
This small but chic London flat was radically transformed with a natural oak flooring. The four steps are the centrepiece which connects two separate floors. We were happy when the client chose these superb Ted-Todd boards, according to our recommendation.