We’re delighted to be taking our first steps towards offering multi-format designs available in both rigid core and gluedown formats, as well as introducing our first herringbone in a rigid core specification.
Designed to offer interior designers, architects and contractors greater flexibility, it means the same design from our Van Gogh and Rubens ranges can be specified in either gluedown or rigid core across different environments as part of the same project.
Whilst rigid core is the format of choice for wellness and wellbeing with its K-Core® technology helping to reduce sound transfer to rooms below by 21dB, gluedown is most recognised for its flexibility in design with bespoke cuts, laying patterns and added design features available.
Our new look Van Gogh collection features the brand’s most recognised contemporary and classic designs in a standard plank (1219,2 mm x 177,8mm gluedown and 1220,0mm x 180,0mm rigid core), as well as welcoming four designs inspired by a variety European oaks in a larger plank (1422,4mm x 228,6mm gluedown and 1420,0mm x 225,0mm rigid core) and four exclusive herringbones (711,2mm x 177,8mm gluedown and 708,0mm x 177,0mm rigid core).
Like all our floors, the designs are handcrafted to reflect the intricate beauty of real timber, but Grey Brushed Oak, Neutral Brushed Oak, Warm Brushed Oak and Golden Brushed Oak feature a new, natural wood grain emboss, accentuating the natural texture and aesthetics of the individual wood that inspired it.
There are also four new cool neutral tones – Light Distressed Oak, Natural Prime Oak, Greige Oak and Misty Grey Oak - joining the existing colourways in a (1219,2 mm x 177,8mm gluedown and 1220,0mm x 180,0mm rigid core) plank.
Available from September onwards, Rubens popular gluedown designs featuring ten planks (914,4mm x 152,4mm) and four stones (304,8mm x 457,2mm), will also be available in a convenient rigid core fixing type (1220,0mm x 180,0mm wood and 308,0mm x 600,0mm stone).
“As designers, architects and contractors look to us for more flexibility when specifying our floors, we’re delighted to be taking our first steps in expanding our palette across different formats,” explains Steve Curry, general manager of Designflooring.
He said: “It means those looking for the continuity of the same colourway throughout are not restricted to just gluedown, especially if they face challenging deadlines or require enhanced acoustics.
“With herringbone being a preferred choice for zoning and wayfinding in our gluedown designs, the introduction of our first rigid core herringbone design will open up new design options for specifiers.
“Our Van Gogh collection is one of our most go to commercial collections with a wide palette of cool neutral, grey and warm tones, and we’re confident our new designs will be as well received.”
All Designflooring designs are extremely durable, waterproof and compatible with underfloor heating, as well as low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and phthalate free.
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