Wooden Tales: Winchester home chooses Eiger Grand planks to modernise its living space

This lovely home in Winchester has recently undergone a complete transformation by owners Vicky and Nigel Horner. A two bed bungalow originally lived in by Vicky’s mother, they have extended and reconfigured the home to create a much larger property which now accommodates both the couple and Vicky’s mother in slightly separated living spaces.

“We had quite a specific brief in mind given that we wanted to find a way to extend and modernise the home, whilst creating some individual living zones within what we wanted to be a fairly open plan interior scheme, but working closely with our builders we have made it work and after months of hard work our renovated home is complete.

“We had bi-fold doors installed which instantly brightened up the space, allowing lots of natural light in and giving a more contemporary style. We wanted to choose a wood floor that would maintain this look and feel.

“Our floor fitter, Paul from Taurus Floors, had been recommended to us and at the start of the project came to the house to discuss our wood floor requirements. He showed us some samples of V4’s wood floors and recommended the Eiger Grand range as it’s a wider board, giving the feeling of more space.

“We paid a quick visit to our local V4 Approved Retailer where we were able to see larger samples of the Eiger Grand range and decided to opt for the Oak Embossed Titanium White planks. They have a lovely light finish and we thought they would work really well with all the natural light the space affords with the bi-fold doors.”

The Eiger Grand collection combines oversized boards that show the full character of the oak with a finish created with a series of steel brushes which brush deep into the surface to leave just the ridges of hard grain.

The result is a luxuriously tactile board which is then buffed and sealed with UV cured Titanium white oils for a contemporary and durable finish to the Oak Embossed Titanium White option. And with a 6mm oak layer the floor is long lasting and can be re-sanded and treated several times to rejuvenate the floor to like new.

“We absolutely love the floor, especially the colour, it looks wonderful. The wood is beautifully pale with some lovely subtle grey tones in it, which led us to choose some of our furnishings and colour schemes around that grey to really bring it out. The wood floor extends throughout the living spaces and into the hall seamlessly which has helped us create a lovely home that feels bright, homely and connected, and on the more practical side it’s also really easy to keep clean with a regular vacuum or sweep.”

Featured Approved V4 Installer

Taurus Flooring, Unit 4, Truffles, Ash Hill Common, Sheffield English, Hampshire SO15 6FU

Tel: 01794 511957


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