Full of charm and character, the Art Select wood collection is recognised for featuring the most beautiful and authentic wood effects, with bevelled edges and realistic handcrafted embosses.
The 14 new designs including French oak, hickory and American chestnut, feature intricate patterns for impressive variation across the floor, inspiring natural wood effects with realistic cross-sawn and hand-scraped embosses to produce an authentic look of traditional planks.
The French Oak
An iconic choice for stylish interiors, the oak designs are amongst the most popular flooring choice, offering a versatile range of colour and plank options. Inspired by wood sourced from European forests, the four new French oak designs have been created in a large 56” x 9” format, bringing a sense of grandeur to any interior. Keeping in line with recent interior trends the new oak designs are now available in an extended range of hues including gentle beige, cool grey and warm honey tones to blend seamlessly into décor styles from traditional country to modern industrial. Each design is also available in a smaller 18” x 3” parquet format, ideal for defining separate living areas and creating an effortless sense of flow.
Our Reclaimed Hickory
the four new hickory designs are inspired by reclaimed planks recovered from a reclamation yard in the American Midwest. The contrast in colour between the deeper ‘heartwood’ of the plank and the bright, outer sapwood creates a stunning effect in the reclaimed product. The four new hickory designs feature intense colour variation for a unique and elegant look, while a new and exclusive emboss reproduces the characteristic saw marks and texture of the original unfinished planks. Each colourway has an intricate pattern for impressive variation across the floor for a highly authentic look of traditionally crafted wood planks.
The American Chestnut
Inspired by wood sourced in a Midwestern timber yard, the new Reclaimed Chestnut replicates the rustic feel and rich warm tones of traditionally crafted wood planks found in North American barns and factories. Now scarce in its natural form, this new addition to the Art Select wood collection faithfully replicates the contrasting light browns and dark chocolates synonymous with this species. For added realism, it is available in a random plank option to reflect the origins of how this timber was once salvaged from floor joists, granary boards and roof rafters.
The contrasting colours found in hickory produce a dramatic effect when used in flooring. The pale sandy tones of the outer sapwood stand out against the darker heartwood creating a striking and attractive look in any room. A new emboss features the subtle cross-sawn marks found in the reclaimed timber to give Natural Hickory, with its warm golden hues, an unfinished appearance for an authentic look in more traditional settings.
The stark colour variation in American hickory produces a dramatic effect when used in flooring. The pale sandy tones of the outer sapwood stand out against the darker heartwood creating a striking and attractive look in any room. Inspired by the weathered appearance of reclaimed planks sourced from the American Midwest, the contrasting greys bring a different dynamic to any interior. Featuring subtle cross-sawn marks found in the reclaimed timber, this hickory design gives character to a room without overpowering.
Elegant and stylish, this attractive and characterful design is a variation on a natural American hickory. The light sandy tones of the outer sapwood stand out against the darker heartwood but, unlike natural hickory which has more golden hues, Vintage Hickory is a paler, more contemporary grey colour. Retaining the subtle cross-sawn marks found in the reclaimed timber, Vintage Hickory provides the perfect look for those wanting a traditional wood in an on-trend shade.
Inspired by American Chestnut, a species which suffered near-extinction in the early 20th Century, our Reclaimed Chestnut planks feature a wide range of colour tones from blonds and creams to dark chocolates. Faithfully replicating the unique cracks, holes and blemishes of aged interior timbers and exterior cladding, this design has a subtle matte finish for an eclectic, rustic appearance that won’t fail to impress.
The palest of our hickory designs, Classic Hickory preserves all the natural features of hickory such as the distinctive stripes and reclaimed markings, creating a subtle floor design that still oozes plenty of character. The light, sandy tones of the outer sapwood stand out against the darker heartwood and the cross-sawn emboss gives the floor an authentic texture. The overall effect is a striking and attractive design that suits both modern and traditional interiors.
Inspired by wood sourced from European forests, Prairie Oak presents a beautiful array of pale earthy browns. The lighter shades offer a stylish, modern alternative to traditional oak flooring without losing the detail in the grain. A handscraped emboss highlights the texture further, creating a realistic oak plank replication. Available in a large 56” x 9” format, Prairie Oak brings a sense of grandeur to any interior.
Mountain Oak is subtle and unassuming with gentle shades of colour ranging from pinky-creams to pastel grey-browns. This on-trend neutral provides an ideal base for a modern, minimalistic setting. Introduce colours and textures via accessories to create your preferred interior style.
Savannah Oak is inspired by wood sourced from European forests. An attractive wood in its natural state, it works well in both traditional and contemporary interiors. Pale with subtle golden hues, the delicate sandy shade running through the grain forms an intricate, attractive pattern. This design is the obvious choice for those wanting beautiful natural flooring with an elegant, understated look.
Inspired by American Chestnut, a species which suffered near-extinction in the early 20th Century, our Reclaimed Chestnut planks feature a wide range of colour tones from blonds and creams to dark chocolates. With its eclectic, rustic appearance, and varied plank widths and lengths, Reclaimed Chestnut creates a truly striking floor that never fails to impress.
Glacier Oak offers the beauty and style of traditional French oak but in a stunning palette of on-trend glacial greys – shades not ordinarily found in oak. With subtle hints of soft pinks and beige to warm the overall effect, you can tailor your room design to complement the pastels, or contrast with darker wooden furniture and accessories. Whether used in a period or contemporary setting, these long Glacier Oak planks create an impressive look in larger rooms.
Inspired by wood sourced from European Forests, Prairie Oak presents a beautiful array of pale earthy browns. The lighter shades offer a stylish modern alternative to traditional oak flooring without losing the detail in the grain. A handscraped emboss highlights the texture further, creating a realistic oak plank replication.
In this 18” x 3” parquet format, Prairie Oak can be laid on its own in a herringbone style, or used in combination with larger planks (see RL20) or the matching Quadrant border for a more striking look.