The Blackfriar

From £ 250 + VAT per m2

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New Wood

Sourced from audited forests

Nestled on the historic site of London’s Dominican friary in Ludgate, The Blackfriar pub has a story as rich as the ales it serves.

Known as ‘the blackfriars’ for their distinctive cloaks, the Dominicans received King Edward I’s blessing in 1276 to establish their friary, quickly becoming a hub of royal and state activity, hosting Parliament and Privy Council meetings.

Yet, with the dissolution of the monasteries by King Henry VIII in 1539, the friars’ final 15 friars faded into obscurity.

Fast forward to 1875, The Blackfriar was erected, later reimagined in 1905 by architect Herbert Fuller-Clark, standing today as a testament to its layered and fascinating history, a cosy retreat echoing the echoes of its monastic and regal past.

The British Public House Collection

This collection draws its essence from Britain's most ancient pubs.

In the spirit of tradition, casual conversation and great storytelling, we have created what we believe to be the finest alternative to a genuine Antique Reclaimed timber surface we have ever seen.

But, ah, there's a twist! This is a brand-spanking new oak floor. It's been harvested with care and aged with an artful touch, giving it a venerable appearance while retaining a certain je ne sais quoi of the new. It's like taking a walk through history with a modern pair of shoes – quite the delightful juxtaposition.

Hand-Crafted in Cheshire

One can't help but marvel at the 'Plucked' technique we've employed.

Far from the ordinary Wire Brushing, it's as if each stroke of our unique, world-exclusive machine dances across the wood, imparting a texture rich in variation and depth.

The result? A surface that whispers tales of authenticity and innovation.

And the protagonist of our story? Of course, the venerable Old Growth French Oak is sourced with the utmost respect for sustainability. It's not just craftsmanship; it's a reverie carved into wood.

Need a floor for your project?

As an artisanal company, we make everything to order. Please tell us about your project. In addition, our made-to-order floors require a 30m2 minimum. We appreciate your consideration.

Order a Sample!

Mini Panel

Compare construction, shades, patinas & texture. To feel the wood itself in your hand really helps you to fully appreciate the quality of our creations.

Sample Price: £35.00

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We make our bespoke samples to order: sizes may vary, 25cm x 30cm. In addition, kindly allow 3-8 working days for us to prepare your genuine artisanal mini-panel.

Technical Specification
Accessories & Mouldings

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.

Sizes & Finishes

20mm, varying thickness due to crafting
Mixed width plank only (Other options coming soon)
Max length 2.5m, mostly long length planks.
Surface Texture
Gentle surface undulation

Technical Specification

Quercus Robur - Old growth French Oak from sustainable sources.
Heavy character wood grade as standard
Commercial, Residential
Installation Technique
Glue, Secret Nail
Suitable For Ufh
Plucked, Sculpted, Brushed
Knots & Shakes
Open, Not Filled

20/21mm Bull Nose

20/21mm Ramp

20/21mm T Bar

20/21mm Square Nosing

20mm Stop End