Discover sophisticated new oaks, hickories and chestnuts
Our latest Art Select wood designs boast an abundance of character, from rustic aged weathered looks, to contemporary neutrals that feature impressive colour variation. Inspired by reclaimed timber from the American Midwest and oak sourced from the ancient forests of Europe, these new additions to our most premium range are suitable for any commercial project.
Our 14 new designs including French oak, hickory and American chestnut, feature intricate patterns for impressive variation across the floor, inspiring natural wood effects with realistic cross-sawn and hand-scraped embosses to produce an authentic look of traditional planks. With a preferred 3.0mm thickness, 0.7mm wear layer and enhanced R10/R11 slip resistance ratings, these new additions will bring a sense of grandeur to any project.
Inspired by timber sourced from a reclamation yard in Ohio, American chestnut replicates the rustic feel and rich warm tones of traditionally crafted wood planks found in North American barns and factories. Now scarce in its natural form, this new addition to our Art Select wood collection faithfully replicates the contrasting light browns and dark chocolates synonymous with this timber. For added realism, it is available in a random plank option to reflect the origins of how the natural product was once salvaged from floor joists, granary boards and roof rafters.
Indicative of the traditional Midwest American interior, our reclaimed hickory contrasts the deeper ‘heartwood’ of the planks and the bright, outer sapwood, to create this unique design. During the early American period, it was common practice to saw the logs with mechanical rotary blades. This process inspired us to introduce a new and exclusive emboss to this product that enhances the reclaimed characteristics, giving the planks a genuine, subtle cross-sawn appearance and texture. The stark colour variation creates a unique and elegant design.
Now available in a large plank format (56” x 9”), our reclaimed hickory comes in the following designs: Natural Hickory (EW10), Weathered Hickory (EW11), Vintage Hickory (EW12) and Classic Hickory (EW13).
French oak has been long-established as a popular choice of flooring. Inspired by wood sourced from European forests, our latest oak designs have been created in a 56” x 9” format – the largest plank in our gluedown ranges – bringing a sense of grandeur to any interior. Also available are complementary smaller planks (18” x 3”) which create unique and intriguing layout options.
A single-smoking process enhances the smooth, flowing grain variation in this design to create a beautifully tonal floor. Our designers went for a matt finish which further enhances the subtle tonality of this beautiful wood.
Explore our new designs below, simply click a product to find out more or discover the full range here.