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Top five wooden floors

Posted by Bath Bespoke on 14 October 2021

Sustainably sourced, hardwood flooring fitted by experienced craftsmen.

We specialise in supplying and fitting engineered oak flooring, highly regarded for its stability and beauty.

All our sustainable wood flooring is FSC® and PEFC® certified (and sourced from old-growth logs selected for their grain structure and colour) and every board is finished by hand by our craftsmen, choosing from a range of coatings to suit the character of your home.

We’ve brought together some of our favourite flooring projects from over the years…

Handsome hardwood flooring

Large format parquet flooring in European oak

This property’s existing flooring didn’t do justice to the 19th-century heritage, proportion and exceptional period detailing found within the house.

Working with our clients on a flooring scheme that would unify the ground floor reception rooms, drawing room, bar and kitchen, we created a larger format, herringbone parquet floor in European oak to elevate the scheme with an elegant design that would complement the character of the property.

On the lower-ground floor, planks of the same oak were used, introducing a more informal finish to some of the behind-the-scenes rooms within the property including the gym and shower room.


Chevron on a large scale

Large format, bespoke chevron parquet flooringOur clients wanted parquet for this period, city centre apartment but anything too intricate or busy may not have worked within the tranquil environment they were seeking to create. So, we worked up a larger scale format for them to bring a more generous, expansive quality to the space.

But then there were the constraints of working with a period property that features curves aplenty. Each property on The Circus, Bath is slightly curved on the front elevation and this property also had a curved rear elevation.

We designed and custom-manufactured a large-format 60-degree chevron, to complement the radii and avoid too many individual blocks, keeping the overall design and aesthetic more simplistic.

A new lease of life 

Sash windows and oak parquet floor

We were approached to help bring a new lease of life to this townhouse in the heart of Bath.

Oak parquet flooring was added throughout the hallway and into the living room, laid in the classic herringbone pattern and oiled for protection and durability as well as to preserve the natural beauty of the wood, it brings a new lease of life to a previously unloved area decked out in painted floorboards.


Oak planks

Oak frame orangery with engineered oak flooring

An existing extension had fallen into disrepair and needed updating; we handcrafted a structure from fresh-sawn oak to complement the traditional stonework of the property and restore the space to an inviting dining room.

Engineered, certified oak planks and underfloor heating were used for the floor, creating warmth (aesthetically and literally) and the completed space elegantly combines the natural beauty of timber and stone to restore the room to a much improved version of its former existence.

All the timber was finished in an environmentally friendly, VOC and solvent-free oil coating which both protects the wood and catches the light crossing the wood grain beautifully.

Design to span the centuries

Oak parquet flooring in a large format herringbone style

This architecture of this property was a sympathetic blend of old and new; purchased as a new build extension to a Georgian terrace in central Bath by clients we had worked with previously, it was designed and built to blend seamlessly within its period setting.

Oak parquet flooring in a large format herringbone style was laid throughout the library study and living room, uniting both spaces, and enhancing the interior scheme with an refined design appropriate to the intended character of the property.

Light character grade timber was used throughout to showcase the natural beauty of the wood and introduce an element of textural character.