Sourced from audited forests
Our Provenance Collection offers state-of-the-art manufacturing meeting E1 European emissions standards (Carb2 for the USA – California Air Resource Board)). We use the same quality of European Mountain Oak, which is our preferred source for flooring with the most beautiful wood patterns and character. It consists of a 4mm oak top layer backed onto a 12mm substrate of the highest quality Waterproof Boiled Birch Plywood for maximum stability.
We deliberately avoid sourcing and manufacturing ‘veneer cut’ top layers because this form of mass production, where oak logs are soaked in water baths and boiled for hours before the logs are sliced, results in sub-standard oak flooring. This process dramatically impacts quality and consistency because high temperatures cause dramatic colour differences between the outside and the inner of the log, the core being considerably darker than the outside. With our ‘Plain Sawn’ European Mountain Oak, the wood is not boiled, thus more consistent.
The dictionary definition of Provenance is ‘the beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin.’ For this reason, our Provenance Collections reflects offer a sense of origin.
Over 2O years ago, in our earlier days of experimentation, we tested our wood with different oils, sealants, primers, tannin acid reactive compounds and drying techniques. These early tests and colour layering experiments mark the beginning of our journey as master finishers and colourists.
Hand-Crafted in Cheshire
Hard-wax oiling is a clean and straightforward method for lightening the natural colour of oak. Applied correctly and patiently, the finished application should not cover the whole piece but rather penetrate various sections of the face at different depths.
Turning slow production and slow design into slow living.
Do you have a Minimum Order Quantity?
30m2 for all our collections/products
Lead time for Orders
It depends on the product and stock. Please get in touch with us for specific lead times.
Lead time for Samples
Our Samples have a lead time of 5-10 working days for UK destinations. Please get in touch with us for International lead times
Do you export internationally?
We are an international company, we have sales representatives in the USA, UK and Scandinavia. For all other global markets, we are able to provide quotes F.O.B.
Should I be concerned about the colour variation within a product?
If you are concerned about colour variation you can order a sample panel for a refundable deposit. Please remember that we are not creating exact copies of floor panels or hand samples, we are creating individual floors with their own unique personality and charm.