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The deVOL Journal


22nd August 2017

By Kathryn Collins

Since introducing our Planks & Parquet range in May it has been receiving lots of attention. Not that we’re surprised, as we carefully selected the range with our customers in mind and they’ve been swooning over it.

We believe there is something for everyone but I’ve picked my top three, which I wanted to share…

Beaumanor Oak Parquet

This is, without doubt, my absolute favourite and number one choice for customers alike. I think it helps seeing it in situ alongside deVOL’s Bath Shaker kitchen, so we’re working hard to bring you further images of customer projects using the Planks & Parquet range. It really is all the inspiration you need, seeing this sumptuous floor next to the simple but stunning pantry blue kitchen and contrasting bright white walls.

The parquet blocks themselves have been gently distressed to give that lived in look rather than a shiny new floor. This adds character and warmth to the room along with the rich brown, grey tones and authentic grain and knot detail.

Burford Oak

Simple yet effective, the Burford Oak makes it into my top three. I love the authenticity of it, the planks themselves are natural in colour and detail making it a flexible choice which lends itself to a magnitude of different settings and colour schemes. What really sets this flooring apart is the beautiful burnt edges, this detail mimics gaps in original floorboards as well as giving it a worn, aged appearance. These planks actually remind me of home, we have original floorboards throughout which have been coloured with a dark, gloomy stain. During renovations, we have stripped and sanded these floors back but the dark stain remains on the edges, this wasn’t entirely intentional but actually, I love it! A lot of hard work went in to creating that look and now you can buy it!

Ashdown Oak

A less predictable but equally beautiful choice. The Ashdown Oak might not be for everyone but in the right environment it could be the stand out feature of your home. I imagine this product in a rustic barn conversion or alpine ski lodge with a fire roaring and soft furnishings like sheepskin rugs and throws. Its earthy, almost khaki tones give a warm, homely feel which should take centre stage and be teamed with simple, furniture and pale colours. Photographs just don’t do this product justice, the beauty is in the open grain detail giving it an incredible texture and I think is best suited to the wider 200mm planks.

Further details on all of the above products can be viewed here and free samples are also available.


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