Unique Town House Floor - Derbyshire.
Working in a classic Georgian townhouse
undergoing full restoration, our objective was to reinstate
a period floor, which incorporated a unique and individual
The first stage required the forming
of an air space beneath the floor - removing around 40
tons of rubble and soil allowing the joists to be fitted
to the level of the original skirting boards. Three specimen
wood medallions were designed in a traditional manner to
form a visual feature within the floor. The design creatively
used various woods including oak, walnut, zebrano, mahogany,
rosewood, purple heart, pink ivory, cocobolo and padauk.
When laid the pitch pine floor was prepared
with great care to prevent any loss of the signs of
age or patina as these floorboards were saved from a
famous china manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent. Finally
the floor was completed with traditional finishing using
shellac burnished with tung oil and beeswax composition.