Engineered Oak Flooring and Beams


Mr & Mrs Lewis visited the Oak by Design showroom at the start of 2016 when they were planning the extension and modernisation of their detached, brick built home on the outskirts of York.

They wanted to add character to the unusual property; however, it needed to complement their homes individual style and features.

Richard visited their home shortly afterwards to discuss their ideas, and the various options available to them. Part of the renovation/extension was to knock three rooms into one to create a kitchen, sitting and dining area with large contemporary doors that opened onto a terrace area.

The majority of the brief was to provide engineered oak flooring to this large area and to the hallway. The rest was to provide oak covers to match the existing timbers within the property.

Towards the end of 2016, the majority of the work had been completed and the flooring was fit.

engineered oak flooring
engineered oak flooring


The flooring they had decided on was from Oak by Designs ‘Pelgrim’ range. This board has a distressed, planed finish to it. It has the appearance of an original, aged floor. They also had the boards in 2 different widths, 225mm and 190mm, which again created an authentic aged feel.

The Lewis’ chose the Natural finish which gives a light and natural look to the flooring in the fabulous family space.

To finish off the flooring, and the step up below the main stairs, we supplied oak thresholds and strips, finished to match the flooring.

The oak covers were then fit. As can be seen from the photo’s they were made to look like solid beams to run across the kitchen area and around the small window area.

These covers were ‘Random Shaped’: the edges and face cut into to create an aged look. Flaming, and the addition of small ‘nail holes’ and indentations to the faces of the covers again created the distressed finish requested by the family.

After months of living in their home whilst building work was on going, the Lewis family were ready for clean living again!

The crisp white tiles, red brick work and aged oak all complement each other in this individual property.

engineered oak flooring
engineered oak flooring

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