I just love parquet flooring, particularly in herringbone. It whispers at taste and elegance.
It got me thinking on all the different types of configurations of wooden flooring, and in fact all the different kinds of wood and finishes you can have. There are a lot of great companies that you can commission for a wooden floor, but I wondered who else was doing something a bit different out there.
After doing some research, I wanted to share this very cool flooring company that I’ve found. Arctic Plank are an Icelandic company that are based in New York, and they are a fine example of how you can up-cycle without compromising on style.
The clever clogs at Arctic Plank use wooden shipping pallets instead of culled trees, and work with the short lengths of wood in herringbone and parquet to create unique floors.
Typically, wooden shipping pallets are a low end commodity, with the pallets perhaps being re-used commercially a few times before being scrapped or used as firewood.
Arctic Plank turns what is usually considered as junk wood into statement designer finished flooring. The variety and character the wood acquires during its days as a hard working shipping material gives each installation a unique feel, and Arctic Plank’s work of up-cycling shows us that actually it’s just our perspective that restricts or frees us in our aesthetic choices.
The hard wearing nature of the shipping wood added with out door finishes means that you could use this application indoor or outdoor.
Where would you have this? I’m adding this to my wish list for my warehouse apartment…