Located just moments from Blackheath Village in South London, is this 1950’s Span built apartment. Testament to the popularity of the critically acclaimed developer, Eric Lyons, the flats styling, which was groundbreaking for its time, remains a retro property style found across London and the South East.
When the flats owner, Chris Brown, was looking to modernise his flat he wanted to create contemporary styling, but also embrace a little retro edge in keeping with the original build era.
“I’d decided on a wood floor and had been looking at traditional plank styles. However on a visit to my local floor retailer, Blackheath Flooring, I was introduced to a new wood block style that had just been introduced into the V4 range.”
“I knew this style would be ideal for the project. It’s completely on trend at the moment, which met my aspiration to modernise my flat, but also have that retro connection to the parquet floors that were so popular in mid-century design.”
The new V4 Solid European Oak Wood Blocks are currently available in either a rustic or prime grade, and in a choice of two size options 70 x 22 x 230 or 350mm long.
The blocks offer a myriad of looks both in terms of layout and finish. Grooved on three sides, with a tongue on one, they can be installed in any formation; side by side, basket weaved, staggered or herringbone style, which is the layout Chris opted for using Prime Grade blocks.
Completely versatile, once installed using a solvent free adhesive, the blocks are sanded, filled and sealed with oil or lacquer to any desired colour and finish.
“I’m extremely delighted with the results. The Herringbone layout looks fabulous and makes my flat look and feel very spacious. I wanted to retain the natural colour and look of the real oak blocks so my floor was finished with just a simple natural lacquer. The floor provides a classic style that is easy to maintain and looks great.”
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Blackheath Flooring & Interiors, 131-133 Lee Rd, Blackheath, London SE3 9DS
Tel: 0208 297 9600