From the classic look of straight planks laid with vintage colour finishes typically found in villas and bungalows, through to bespoke patterns and lighter tones, engineered timber flooring is being used to create a vast range of styles.
At the moment, the classic look is popular, Di Legno Flooring says. “This includes the 16th Century-inspired chevron and herringbone patterns. In contrast to that, but equally as sought after, are the more modern Scandinavian styles, which generally makes use of lighter palettes and rustic inspired brush effects. All of these styles are featuring more comprehensively in interior designs, being used on both walls and ceilings creating standout elements in the design.”
“We can achieve virtually anything the designer requests,” Alan says. “Lately, we have done a range of projects with bespoke finishes of herringbone, chevron and mosaic parquet patterns.
“In terms of colour, the possibilities are practically endless. Flooring can be finished in polyurethanes, a large selection of oil finishes, or reaction colours, which is a blend of treatment and colour that creates a two-tone depth to the final colour finish. This can be used to age or create a much more unique floor finish.”
Oil finishes are the most sought after product of late, Alan says, due to their health benefits and ease of care and maintenance. “If you want a floor that gets better with age, and is easy to refresh yourself, oils are the way to go.”
Proparq is 100% Italian-made engineered timber flooring, and has both site-finished and pre-finished products available to order. “We are really proud to bring this product into the market because it’s formaldehyde, solvent and radiation free and is sourced from sustainable forests.
“There is growing interest among New Zealand consumers in keeping things as healthy, organic and sustainable as possible. While there are less expensive options available, they don’t always adhere to stringent standards and may have toxic chemicals, formaldehyde, radiation and higher levels of VOCs.”
Explore what's possible with Engineered Oak Flooring by viewing some of our completed projects here.