There are two elements to consider when it comes to our flooring in our new London showroom: Which samples boards to present customers with and which flooring to lay?
Before we consider these two though, I thought it would be nice to take a quick look at how we actually obtain and then process our reclaimed timber for our engineered flooring.
It all starts with the demolition of old mills and barns. Through our timber merchants, we manage to get some incredible wood from all over the world. You can be assured that when you purchase a reclaimed product it’s truly unique to you.
Once the timber has been de-nailed, cleaned and re-sawn it’s ready to be cold pressed on to birch plywood. This makes an incredibly stable product which is easy to lay and is compatible with under floor heating systems.
Once our reclaimed engineered flooring has been machined with tongue & groove and then end matched it’s time for the finish. Due to the natural undulation in many of the reclaimed timbers, the only way to get a high quality finish is to apply the lacquer by hand. As you can imagine this is a very time consuming and labour intensive process.
As you can see above the final boards look amazing. From start to finish it takes days for a board to be processed.
Now we’ve had a look at how our reclaimed flooring is processed, let’s get back to where we started: Which samples boards should we present to customers in London? Which flooring products should we lay?
Which flooring to lay in the London Showroom?
We’ve actually chosen two products! In the entrance we have a brand new product, Reclaimed Engineered Burnt Silver Barn Bricks (see above). These will be uploaded to our website very soon so watch this space. The rest of the showroom will have our Reclaimed Weathered Barn Oak. This flooring features in our Cornwall project and is a firm favourite. We can’t wait to share the pictures with you once has been laid!
Which samples boards to present customers?
There’s space for 32 sample boards in the London Showroom. This sounds a lot but once you break it up in to reclaimed flooring, new flooring, and cladding we have to make sure we select products people would like to see there!
We’re currently focusing on our most popular products like Reclaimed Douglas Fir Nordic White Flooring and Reclaimed Heritage Oak Distressed Charcoal Flooring while also manufacturing new ones with selected batches of reclaimed timber. If there’s something you would like to see there let us know!