Through the lens of some of our favourite designers we’re taking a deep dive into timber flooring for the home.
Timber has always led the way for durable, natural flooring. As timeless as it is long lasting, timber is favourable for its ability to warm and soften interiors, withstand wear and tear and offer a sustainable flooring solution. Whatever a home’s style or requirements may be there is guaranteed to be timber flooring to tailor; be it herringbone, strip or chevron, engineered or solid timber, or one of many finishes.
To break down the myriad of choices we’re taking the lead from nine best-in-class projects, that all share a premium choice of timber flooring underfoot.
The Artist’s Home by Studio David Thulstrup is dressed in renowned Danish Dinesen HeartOak timber flooring, almost from head-to-toe. Studio David Thulstrup selected the wide plank HeartOak floorboards for their natural beauty, gently processed in a way that preserves the naturally occurring cracks, locked by butterfly joints of oak.
studiofour laid down White Smoked Oak from Royal Oak Flooring in their Mayfield Residence, to help provide a tangible connection to the building’s landscaped surrounds. Smoking is a natural oxidation of the oak timber, causing it to deepen in colour and have a tonal variation that would otherwise be reached after 20-30 years.
Douglas Fir Flooring
In the Remember House, a family home in San Francisco, Edmonds + Lee selected two-inch Douglas Fir flooring by Dinesen; the “very first design choice” in the project. Lighter than its Dinesen counterparts, Douglas Fir has a global reputation for retaining character, offering a white-washed bed for any deserving space.
Timber Flooring Paint
If you’re working with existing floorboards in an old home, take Templeton Architecture’s lead and consider floor paint. Porter’s Perfect Floor Paint is a solution for a lasting finish and if you’re after the same matt black finish, try Triple Strength Lead.