In Chicago these floors cost little
more than they do at home in the UK. On the UK mainland a stunning floor
of 20 square metres in boards similar to these costs as little as £9800,
including taxes, all supplied fixed and finished. We are delighted to
supply and fix worldwide. The same floors in the US over around 20 square
yards might cost around $17,000 plus expenses.
This home is a preserved and listed cottage in Barrington Hills
near Chicago. The client has rescued it from a state of neglect.
The wide English Oak boards are installed throughout the ground
floor over under floor heating. This picture shows the delicious
undulations in the floor.
How delighted is this client and his family with his floor? Well,
they have bought a huge tract of land by a lakeside in Missouri
upon which they are building a new house and they have asked us
to make the floors to a similar design.
This is English Oak board flooring on a huge yet human scale.
It is grand, luxurious yet relaxed and utterly homely. This is flooring
for admiration but also for living with.
We love this floor so
much we thought we'd show you the room from the other end! Since
making this floor we have bought some more immense English oak logs-
at the moment only up to 42 feet long! Thats 12.7 metres! Have a
look. So providing we can actually get
the boards into the room we can fit boards which run from skirting
to skirting without a head joint in very large rooms. Many of the
boards in this contract fit from wall to wall in one length.
All the pictures on web sites are optimized for display on many
different computer monitor screens. On this site most are just as
they were taken by the camera. However, these two pictures have
been deliberately altered.
The first has been lightened just a little to show how the floor
will look if finished fairly naturally. I have also raised the contrast
of the garden through the windows.
This second picture shows the floor darkened. The choice of light
or dark will depend upon a clients intent in respect of furnishing.
Light coloured furniture contrast well when set on a darker floor.
However, dark floors will show the dust more!
Even forty foot boards needed head joints in this long hallway.
Though a narrow space, the boards do not look out of scale, nor
do they make the space seem narrower.
If you would like to see a barn conversion carried out in similar
boards click here.
This link will take you to views of a fine manor house restoration.