In May, 2011 -
carried out an installation using European Fumed Oak
in a Herringbone Pattern.
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.
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,
and Golf Clubs.
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.
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.
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.