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Bleached English Estate Oak

Rare Finds

Bleached English Estate Oak

Floor code: RARE015



In the 18th century, Capability Brown, created a style that would come to epitomise Englishness in gardens, or more accurately, parklands. His signature ‘natural’ look is associated with many of the country’s finest stately houses. In it the tree became a star, planted to take pride of place on its own and not just part of a wood, sometimes requiring hundreds of thousands of trees to create his characteristic expansive vistas

Our English Estate Oak came from trees from one of these ‘gardens’. This is parkland oak that because it was allowed to grow wild, requires more skill to use on floors. We acquired the timber from fallen trees that came down in a storm over 20 years ago and took it back to our restoration centre, where we left the lumber to dry until earlier this year. We have crafted them into undulating boards which retain the natural imperfections and watermarks from their previous life. Choose from original patina (RARE014) or bleached versions of this unique floor.

This is a very rare wood and you will not find it displayed at any of our retail partners. To see this wood, book an appointment at one of our Design Centres or call us today on 01925 284495.


The charm of a reclaimed wood floor is hard to define and impossible to replicate. Reclaimed wood holds wonderful records of a past life, from beautiful patinas, rusty nail holes and weather cracks, to the smooth sections which have been corroded by the repeated touch of a thousand hands. The character that reclaimed wood holds is inimitable and its unique history provides a talking point to all who come into contact with it.

Specification Description
Dimensions (W x L x D) Random x Random x 20mm
Format Plank
Age Reclaimed
Finish Naked Skin Lacquer
Care System 1
Certification Genuine Reclaimed Sourced
Construction Engineered
Grade Reclaimed
Profile Hand rolled edges, Ends matched, Tongue & Grooved
Species Reclaimed Oak
Suitable for underfloor heating Yes
Texture Skip Sawn, Undulating, Scrubbed Knots
Tone Light
Wear 4-6mm


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Rare Finds


The wood in our Rare Finds portfolio has already been around for hundreds of years, often originating thousands of miles from British shores. Our Rare Finds include wood traced and acquired from the Old War Office and reclaimed genuine Teak floorboards from former Dutch East Indies homes. The next chapter in its story is up to you.

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