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Restoring Period Interiors

Unique Town House Floor - Derbyshire.

Working in a classic Georgian townhouse undergoing full restoration, our objective was to reinstate a period floor, which incorporated a unique and individual centrepiece.

The first stage required the forming of an air space beneath the floor - removing around 40 tons of rubble and soil allowing the joists to be fitted to the level of the original skirting boards. Three specimen wood medallions were designed in a traditional manner to form a visual feature within the floor. The design creatively used various woods including oak, walnut, zebrano, mahogany, rosewood, purple heart, pink ivory, cocobolo and padauk.

creating new joists in period property New floor laid in Period Property

When laid the pitch pine floor was prepared with great care to prevent any loss of the signs of age or patina as these floorboards were saved from a famous china manufacturer in Stoke-on-Trent. Finally the floor was completed with traditional finishing using shellac burnished with tung oil and beeswax composition.

Handmade wooden Medallion Medallion in place in floor
 
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