Rustic, natural wooden surfaces top trends at Innovations@DOMOTEX 2017

Tropical hardwoods with globally-recognised certification and wooden flooring with a “used look” were clear trends at Innovations@DOMOTEX 2017. Many companies offer wooden surfaces in their new products, which look like they have grown naturally and boast a pleasant, three-dimensional feel.

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Antique, rustic decking by Pacific Wood

Parquet flooring is offered in a broad range of dimensions and woods, with a high level of design quality.

Patched-up knot-holes and uneven surfaces create the raw aesthetic of “Antique Rustic Decking”, which is offered by Peruvian company Pacific Wood. The 100% FSC-certified tropical wood is worked manually in its country of origin. Another Peruvian exhibit, the “Munay Deck” outdoor planks by Maderera Río Acre, are manufactured from small wooden strips, which form an intriguingly structured surface and would otherwise end up as waste. With “Medieval Castle”, Polish manufacturer Baltic Wood presents a wooden floor with a convincing rustic and “used look”, thanks to the extraordinary width of its fishbone elements and can be laid quickly.

Lively patterns are brought to flooring by British firm Havwoods and Abovo Wood from Lithuania. With its new exhibit “Shou Sugi Ban”, the company is presenting strong colour-contrasting pine planks that are also suitable for furniture construction. “Minoa” from Abovo Wood adds an almost royal touch with the perfect craftsmanship of its brass details. The inlays consist of one sole laser-cut brass part, which is fitted flushed with the wood so there are no sharp edges.

 Minoa by Abovo Wood

DOMOTEX 2017 runs from January 14 to 17, 2017