We’re adding new Scandi Pine, light neutral and grey oaks, mixed material and limestone effects to our established gluedown collection, as part of the latest updates to our contemporary Rubens and Opus ranges.
Rubens introduces 17 new stylish designs including ten woods, three stones and four exclusive smaller plank designs. As well as expanding our modern oak offering with popular light, neutral tones, grey hues and statement slates, it is the first time our collection will feature Spotted Gum and Scandinavian Pine designs.
Inspired by Northern Scandinavian Pine, all three designs – Natural Scandi Pine, Grey Scandi Pine and Washed Scandi Pine – feature the natural slow growing properties and tight grain found in this type of natural wood. Interestingly, our in-house product designers also hand selected complementary flowery boards from the same region to create a more balanced variation of planks.
Rubens Grey Scandi Pine
Whereas Natural Scandi Pine offers a true likeness of the original design, typical of on-trend Scandinavian interiors, Grey Scandi Pine enhances the darker grain patterns, creating a twist on the classic neutral look, and Washed Scandi Pine brings a white washed effect for a crisp, fresh finish.
Looking to create something unique and distinctive away from the traditional Australian spotted gum wood, we cleverly opted to combine Nickel Spotted Gum in its raw form with the Northern European and North American grey tones of choice. The result is a modern twist on a traditional design, ideal for home decorators looking for a contemporary grey or statement floor. There’s also Raw Spotted Gum in its natural form.
Rubens Grey Limed Oak
With the growing trend to match designs ‘room to room’ in separate rooms and open plan spaces, Rubens also welcomes Washed Scandi Pine, Grey Limed Oak, Lime Washed Oak and Rose Washed Oak in a new (457,2mm x 76,2mm) small plank design. The new plank size can be perfectly placed alongside the matching (914,4mm x 152,4mm) full length plank and laid in an on-trend herringbone, brick or block design to bring a sense of style and interest to any room.
There are also design strips and border options to consider when looking at adding extra features including a new Quadrant border with its tessellated wood feature and Windsor border with its block design.
Designed for home decorators looking for a sophisticated floor in an extra large plank (1219,2mm x 228,6mm) and tile (457,2mm x 609,6mm) design, Opus welcomes 11 modern designs including eight woods and three stones with limed oak wood, shuttered concrete and limestone designs to name but a few.
Combining the natural characteristics of European Oak with a unique shuttered concrete look, Fabrica, Stratis and Rubesco are thought provoking with classic knots and cross-sawn markings subtly displayed. The contemporary white tones can be ideal for creating a modern and clean décor.
Ideal for home decorators looking for a soft and sophisticated finish with distinctive grain details, Columba and Avena are designed to offer a neutral limed palette suitable for any room.
Opus Bleached Grey Walnut
Joining already popular grey and poured concrete stone designs, Opus welcomes – Fumo, Argento and Lutum – as its new limestone offering. Interestingly, our in-house design team sourced the original piece of limestone whilst trekking local quarries throughout England, and successfully created three individual designs.