This is a new floor that we installed in St. Dunstan’s church in Liverpool, which is a magnificent listed building. The boards were installed as a floating floor over underfloor heating.
This was a bedroom with pine floorboards, which we bleached with lye and then finished with a white pigmented hardwax oil, which killed off the orangey colour that pine takes on over time.
This is a new floor that we installed over a concrete base, first laying insulation boards topped with ply, which will help to keep the room warm in winter, and provide a floor that will feel warmer underfoot.
This floor was installed with character grade oak, with stair nosings made to pattern, and finished with hardwax oil, which leaves a satin matt finish.
This picture shows the rich, deep tones of walnut boards, with the pale streaks of sapwood (a feature of the character grade) providing highlights. The floor was sealed with hardwax oil.
The striking mixture of colours looks very attractive in a contemporary setting, and the wood itself is very hard.
This flight of stairs was clad in Merbau, and a contrasting maple border, which ran around the landing floor, was continued down the stairs as a feature strip across each step.
This random width oak floor looks completely at home in a country cottage, particularly with the hardwax oil finish, giving a deep rich golden colour, bringing out the figuring in the boards.