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Rockcliffe - Dumfries

Exclusive wooden floors - Long lasting quality!  

Stunning granite built costal property in Southwest Scotland

Weitzer Parkett - European Fumed Oak Herringbone Flooring

View of the Lounge through to Snug


Original Cast Iron Fireplace compliments the Herringbone Floor

The largest Chefs Pantry in the World

Bright Yellow Range Cooker to add some vibrance to the darker rooms in the property


Traditional Panelled Walls with High Cistern Toilet


Combination Pattern in Hallway



Recessed Matt Well


Obvious pattern changes between Hallway and Lounge

In May, 2011 - Origin Direct carried out an installation using European Fumed Oak in a Herringbone Pattern.

The property is a granite built cottage with a stunning coastal location lending itself to outstanding views over the bay.  The property was going
through a full refurbishment, all ground floor internal walls where removed and rebuilt, the existing subfloor was removed and
replaced with an under floor heating system.

The specification from the client was to provide a flooring that would be in keeping with the age of the cottage yet providing a very classical feel to
compliment the highest level of finish.  We introduced the client to a product from a company called Weitzer Parkett who are our
Austrian manufacturer.  They specialise in the manufacture of the highest quality engineered hardwood floors and are mainly associated with
commercial projects such as Museums, Boutique Hotels, Schools and Golf Clubs.

The flooring that was selected was the European Oak with a Fumed Oak treatment.  Fuming hardwood involves a chemical treatment which reacts
with the natural tannins in the hardwood and the result is that the timber turns very dark.  Unlike a stained timber floor where the colour is on
the surface, the fuming process turns the whole timber section dark which means that after many years of wear and tear, the flooring will remain
the same colour.

As the material is of an engineered construction, this product was safe for installation over an under floor heating system of which we fully adhered using a specialist flexible hardwood flooring adhesive.

The Weitzer Parkett is very versatile in that many patterns can be created.  After many discussions with the client, we agreed that the majority of the
property should be installed in the traditional Herringbone pattern, whereas the narrow hallway would be installed using a combination pattern which has helped define rooms.