The owners of a home within a converted old pub in North London were after a floor with character and texture that could hold its own in an eclectic interior. They were immediately drawn to our Tate Citadel oak flooring with its horizontal bandsaw marks and mixed width.
Mixed-width format flooring
The mixed-width format of the boards adds a bit of individuality and sits outside people's expectations of a timber floor. However, it is actually the way timber floors were laid in the days before industrialisation when all the timber of the tree's yield was utilised. Often mixed-width floors can be seen in genuinely antique interiors of old stately homes.
By virtue of the room's irregular shape, the floorboards' direction was always going to be unusual. The line was taken off the longest wall, meaning the fireplace sits at an acute angle. The juxtaposition of the hearth surround against this angle creates a striking design feature in itself. The meticulously crafted hearth surround shows off the skill and eye for detail of our installation team.
Tate Citadel is a mid-grey-brown oak with a lived-in feel and characterful texture - offering a fitting foundation where a sense of authenticity to the space is required. Available in different widths as well as various parquet patterns this floor offers a wealth of creative possibilities.