Living with natural wood flooring
Whenever I'm buying anything new for the home I always try to choose natural materials wherever possible. I love wooden flooring. I've lived with it for years now and honestly can't imagine ever choosing anything else. When we originally renovated our current house we opted for oak flooring and I had it fitted in my previous home too. I love the feel of real wood underfoot - it's warm, tactile and sensual.
We recently decided to sand and refinish the floorboards in our living room. Over time the varnish they were coated with had acquired a slightly yellowish tinge and we wanted to update the look of the space by removing this and replacing it with a paler finish. The floors are solid oak and were in fairly good condition so it seemed a shame to rip them out and replace them with new ones. We also think we may consider moving in a year or two so it didn't feel like quite the right time to invest in new flooring. Sanding the old floor was a hugely messy and disruptive job though and it's definitely not something I'd choose to do again in a hurry.
When we do eventually move I know exactly what I'd like in our new home - parquet flooring. If you need to be convinced of just how stunning it can look here are some beautiful spaces I've been inspired by over on Pinterest. So the new oak parquets in the Goodrich collection from Woodpecker Flooring are pretty much my dream flooring.
Woodpecker recently added 5 new floors to their Goodrich collection and they were kind enough to send over some samples so that I could explore the range of colours and finishes and examine their quality for myself.
goodrich Haze Oak
With its white and ashen tones Haze Oak is the ideal choice if you want to create a cool Scandinavian style interior. The blocks are angled, meeting at points to create a striking chevron design. I think this type of pattern works best in a fairly large space so I'm imagining this in a spacious light filled Regency town house or a chic Hausmann style apartment, either of which would be my dream home.
Goodrich Salted Oak
Salted Oak has a lovely rough sawn, texured finish and can be laid in either a single or double herringbone pattern. It's beautifully crafted and would be perfect for a modern rustic style interior. I've styled it with washed linens and soft neutrals in the moodboard below.
Goodrich Coffee Oak
If you're looking for wooden flooring with a white or greyish finish you'll find some great options to choose from in the Woodpecker range, but there are some really lovely darker colours too. Designed to evoke a period feel Coffee Oak is a rich warm shade with a delicately brushed and matt lacquered finish.
Goodrich Espresso Oak
Darker still is Espresso Oak - the perfect backdrop for rich green foliage and dark woods, and a sophisticated option that will add texture and depth to any room scheme.
Goodrich Whitened Oak
Laid here in a classic herringbone design, Whitened Oak blends together flaxen and ashen shades. The result is a pale contemporary floor that is beautifully smooth to the touch and has a naturally rustic character.
Goodrich Feather Oak
I love pale woods so when I first discovered the Goodrich collection I was immediately drawn to the lighter, whiter oaks. Then the team at Woodpecker suggested that I try the slightly greyer Feather Oak. I'm so glad I took their advice. It looked quite dark on the website but when a sample box arrived and I laid out a section it looked absolutely stunning. It's a really lovely soft muted grey with calm white grains and quite a matt finish - exactly the sort of tones I love. Here it is in the Design Hunter studio.
It went together effortlessly and I'm sure it would be a great product to fit and work with because the quality is superb.
Natural and long lasting, as well as being beautiful it's also ethically sourced. All of the wood used in Woodpecker parquet flooring range is grown with sustainability in mind, so it's designed to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising those of the future. It comes with a 25 year warranty too, so you can be confident it will stand the test of time. If you'd like to see and feel the beautifully natural textures for yourself you can order free samples from the Woodpecker website. It's definitely my dream flooring - and believe me I'm pretty fussy.
Moodboard styling and detail shots by Design Hunter. Room images courtesy of Woodpecker.
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Woodpecker Flooring.