Layout & Design
My first step in any wood flooring project is to familiarize myself with the current of planned architectural form. If I start early enough in a project, I am able to offer my recommendations for design and plan the approach of installation around that.
Because of my specific experience in wood flooring design, I work well with designers and architects. I can offer recommended materials and processes to achieve a look that blends with other architectural elements in the space, assuring a quality investment in a wood floor. When the budget doesn't allow for a designer, well, the homeowner benefits, as the only cost incurred would be the time to draft a flooring plan.
My first rule of design is to be ruthlessly original by finding a new way to express an idea that compliments the space it occupies. The way the space is used is just as important as the architectural form. The flooring product selected should compliment the flow of traffic through the space and the pattern should enhance an observer's visual appreciation of the space by creating harmony with the vertical surfaces and furnishing.
As I enter homes to repair or refinish their floor, it is too often the case that the floor is beautiful, the home is beautiful, but there is no blend, like an asphalt trail through the forest, ugh!
If a pattern or figure of design is desired, the first step is to make sure there is a suitable space to place it and second, as this is very personal, the decision maker has to choose the pattern or design they like without any assistance, from available options. I then try to make it work, by considering its symmetry and balance with the intended space. An additional help, is the use of Revel software, by which I have the dimensions imputed to view the design and space to scale, and we can then decide if it hits the mark.
Using Revel as a design tool, it's easy to find errors in design. Entering the dimensions of borders and smaller patterns such as; herringbone, chevron, basket weave, finger hook, haddon hall and Monticello and even more important with complicated larger designs like; Canterbury, Brittany, Luxembourg, Bordeaux and Marie Antoinette, makes the layout so much easier and nicer for the homeowner to see the end look before it's installed.
Pulling from my experience, caring enough to hear your requests and taking into consideration your architectural surrounding that are you, we are able to provide you with a floor that was prudently planned and professionally installed that is you.