Texture is one of the fundamental elements of interior design, and this exciting and visually diverse collection of natural materials will introduce texture to your walls, ceilings, pillars, counters or tabletops, turning any flat surface (not the floor) into a stand-out feature. Of course, if you wish you may use virtually any of the products from our other ranges on such surfaces too.
The cork oak is a truly remarkable tree. Because the bark regenerates, it can be harvested many, many times throughout its natural 300-year life span. And, since these managed cork forests provide one of the world's richest ecosystems, it means that using cork is particularly beneficial to the planet as well as to your project.
As a material, cork is equally remarkable - so naturally perfect that no industrial process has yet been able to replicate it. Firstly, it is one of the very best natural acoustic and thermal insulators. Secondly, it is a natural fire retardant, neither spreading flame nor releasing toxic gases. And finally it is impermeable to both liquids and gases, so it will neither rot or harbour dust, which makes it a natural hypoallergenic.
Many of these wall coverings are cork as you've never seen it before, featuring unusual three-dimensional and relief patterns. They are sourced from an award-winning company who have used their enormous experience in the industry to develop products that not only look stunning but also build upon cork's inherent benefits, for example, by enhancing its natural water, stain and grease-resistance using suitably 'free-from' compounds.
Reclaimed wood planks
Wood salvaged from age-old structures is always particularly striking, the subtle allure of its past incarnation enhancing the timber's natural whorls and knots. Like the aged timber in our Relik range, all of the planks in this Vertical collection have been planed, profiled and sanded to twenty-first-century tolerances, producing boards that are as straight, flat and consistent as those milled from newly felled timber. Some products use reclaimed wood throughout their entirety, others are engineered with a new ply or timber backing, and some are even enhanced with subtle colour. But there are common denominators - all are of exceptional quality and are stunningly beautiful.
Mosaic pattern panels
Despite their intricate appearance, our magnificent mosaic pattern panels are actually a remarkably easy way to create an exceptional stand-out feature. Here pieces of reclaimed timber have been bonded onto backing sheets which simply slot together for an effortless installation. The panels may be fitted horizontally or vertically.
When using wood to clad a vertical surface, or, say, a ceiling or table top, the structural strength required when laying a floor is superfluous. Indeed, the weight of a standard solid or engineered plank may actually be a disadvantage. The thinner planks that we call veneers exhibit all the sophisticated good looks of our standard reclaimed planks, and they are milled to the same exacting tolerances, but, with less than half the depth of timber, these innovative products offer a lightweight and cost-effective alternative to achieving stunning looking surfaces.