New flooring range looks 'aged'... but in a good way

James Latham has bolstered its already extensive solid and engineered Bausen flooring portfolio with the addition of ‘1757’, a contemporary range of ‘aged’ Oak engineered boards with broken edges, a distressed top layer and no bevel.

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As architects and interior designers in both the commercial and residential sectors look for a real wood flooring option that delivers an instant sense of history and ‘aged charm’ to their projects, 1757 offers the perfect solution.  Evocative of old reclaimed floors found in classical French Chateaux, the 1757 range is naturally distressed and every board is hand finished, so that each one is completely unique.

Incorporating a generous 6mm wear layer, the 1757 collection comprises five different designs; Charente; which is hand carved and oiled, supplied in 18 x 220mm, Amboise; which is saw marked, water marked, white washed and oiled and also supplied in 18 x 220mm, Dijon; incorporating a stressed face and edges which is gold stained and supplied in 18 x 190mm, Pontoise Noir; boasting a distressed face and edges which is then smoked and oiled, supplied in 18 x 190mm and Limoges; which offers a distressed face and edges and is oiled and finished in natural white matt, also supplied in 18 x 190mm.  In addition, the Limoges, Pontoise Noir and Dijon ranges are all FSC certified.

James Latham Director, Andy Duffin commented, “ Reaction from the market to this new range of flooring has already been extremely positive and we’ve had particular interest from the shopfitting and hospitality sectors.  The quality and finish of this premier grade flooring is exceptional and thoroughly convincing.  Once fitted, a 1757 floor will look as if it has been down for years, adding instant charm and character to any project either in a commercial or residential setting.”

The 1757 range is now available directly from stock at all nine of James Latham’s panel distribution sites. As well as ‘on-the-ground’ technical expertise from Latham’s fully trained staff.

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