When it comes to elaborate flooring, parquet reigns supreme. Constructed from small pieces of hardwood fitted together in geometric patterns, parquet flooring adds a dramatic design element to any room – a classic, handcrafted, beautiful and functional piece of art.
From 600-year-old European castles to country manors just outside our capital cities to quality homes built all over Australia, parquet is being rebirthed as the choice of opulence and grandeur. Not as rectangular pieces laid in a herringbone pattern but as a panel made of hand cut pieces in patterns such Basketweave and Marie Antoinette that give a room or an entire house an elevated sensation of ‘walking on art.’
Structurally, parquet in blocks or panels, are the most stable type of wood flooring in the world. Stability reflects the ability of the wood to remain flat despite continuing temperature and humidity changes each day … each month … each season. Both our hand-selected 100% recycled Australian Hardwood flooring and our range sustainably certified solid and engineered European oak pass the rigorous Antique Floors timber selection process. Seeing a geometric pattern on paper or a website is not quite the same experience as seeing it laid in a beautiful room and walking on it.
We welcome you to visit us at our showroom to get inspiration and to view some of our many designs
FRENCH COUNTRY PLANK
EXPLORE THE JOHN FREDRIKSSON SIGNATURE STYLES
Never before has there been 4 styles of the same Oak flooring – we call them ‘Platforms.’ Much like 4 different styles of jeans – each is beautiful with a slightly different cut and shape. From the various textures of Oak plank flooring, you can choose a base board then access 50+ colours with combinations of tinted oils to varying effects that only an artisan can produce.
Choosing a ‘Classic’ plank will give you a smooth, almost perfect, look or perhaps lightly ‘Brushed’ board for a more authentic oak look. ‘Rustic’ boards have soft brushing with a scalloped center piece which may enhance your décor or perhaps the ‘Sawn’ which has the sawmillers marks still on display giving an ever-so-soft texture underfoot.
Antique Floors signature collection is a range of exclusive, custom-designed and made oak floors, finished in 100% VOC free natural oil.
ENGINEERED WIDE BOARD OAK PLANKS
Engineered for strength and structural integrity, wide board oak planks give a luxurious feel to any home, terrace, apartment, manor, or boutique shop. The top layer is hard wearing and will withstand years of foot traffic, wear and tear and resanding. It has far greater resistance to internal stress which typically create unsightly issues for 19mm thick T&G hardwood floorboards such as shrinkage, expansion, cupping, crowning, twisting and a myriad other issues as a result of changes in humidity, air conditioning, direct influence of sun and more.
Engineered oak plank floors are ideal if you have chosen to install underfloor heating – we have a protocol for the installation of the boards whilst the suppliers have a protocol for the commissioning of the heating system which ensures the safest way of enjoying both wood flooring and under-floor heating
John Fredriksson is a master carpenter and builder and, coming from Sweden, understands the science of building structures and the influences on wood. If there is something that will adversely affect your enjoyment of the wood floor, he will advise of the issue and the rectification solution. Working with John during the planning phase in conjunction with the builder / architect / designer and other onsite professionals is a prudent move to ensure successful installation.