MAKING A COMEBACK
Recycled timber boards are having a resurgence in popularity, while parquetry flooring in a herringbone pattern (such as this stained engineered oak, left) can adapt to all schemes. “Dark timber floors can look fantastic – if you have white cabinetry and walls, the contrast is a feature in itself,” says interior architect Sally Rhys-Jones – brushbox hardwood (below right) is a case in point. “The Scandinavian trend is still coming through,” says Anne Plumb of Royal Oak Floors. “Greys, ash tones and whites are very popular.” Oregon pine (below left) is a perfect timber for this trend.
“Some of the colours and finishes available with engineered boards would be hard to achieve with a solid timber floor” ~ Anne Plumb, Royal Oak Floors