Striking circular floor for landmark pleasure dome

This really isn’t something you see every day – a wooden floor installed in a circular pattern, a concentric dodecagon (yes, we had to look it up too!) to be precise. The famous Spanish City in Whitley Bay has undergone major refurbishment works, which includes new solid wood flooring from yours truly. Architects, ADP, brought the seaside pleasure building back to its former glory by carefully restoring the original decorative features in the Grade II listed building.

The works included revealing the magnificent dome in the rotunda by removing a mezzanine floor, restoring the triple height ceiling to create a large, circular space. The grand room required a complimentary floor and the choice fell on our Black Oak, fitted in the aforementioned pattern. Installed by Junckers’ Approved Contractor Stenhouse Flooring, the project features mitred joints which require a high level of skill and experience.

This is an extraordinary project with a very complicated flooring installation. The lines of the concentric dodecagon pattern on the balcony continues in the floor in the circle below (see images). On the balcony, the mitred boards run from column to column and downstairs from columns on the outer circle, where there is a step down, towards a centre point in the middle fitted with a small section of paler oak (just visible underneath the grand piano in the main image). There are 12 identical sections that form the circle, each segment overhung, angles adjusted to fit perfectly with the previous piece, mirrored in all sections. Every mitre was hand cut and hand routered, grooved with false tongue so the whole floor is connected. Over 2000 cuts in total.

The work to approximately nine weeks and required two highly skilled floor layers. The floor is finished with Junckers Oil to allow for spot repairs without much downtime and minimal disruption.

Junckers’ solid wood flooring was also installed in several other areas in the building, which now includes bars, shops, restaurants and a suite of rooms for events, conferences and weddings.

Our thanks to our Approved Contractor Stenhouse Flooring for the detailed information, and a for job well done!

 

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Junckers Black Oak flooring at Spanish City pleasure dome Photo: Andrew Heptinstall
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Junckers Black Oak flooring at Spanish City pleasure dome Photo: Andrew Heptinstall
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Junckers Black Oak flooring at Spanish City pleasure dome Photo: Andrew Heptinstall
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Spanish City pleasure dome Photo: Andrew Heptinstall
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Our Approved Contractor Courtcraft is installing over 1500m2 of our SylvaSport Premium over UnoBat 45 in the main sports hall and studios at the new £12M Moray Sports Centre. Built to host national level competitions in badminton, netball and table tennis, the new facility will be able to hold 1000 people and is the only one of its kind in the area.

Video and images courtesy of The Press & Journal newspaper

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Courtcraft

Moray Sports Centre

 

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Moray Sports Centre main sports hall – Junckers SylvaSport Premium + UnoBat 45 installed by Approved Contractor Courtcraft Image credit The Press & Journal
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Moray Sports Centre dance studio – Junckers SylvaSport Premium + UnoBat 45 installed by Approved Contractor Courtcraft Image credit The Press & Journal

A new floor for the Paul Hamyln Hall at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden

The magnificent, light-filled Paul Hamlyn Hall at the Royal Opera House has a new floor. Junckers’ dark grey Oak Spicy Pepper was specified both for its good looks and its durability.

The textured surface, achieved by a special hard-brushing technique which removes the sapwood from the outer layer of the timber to reveal a raised structural grain pattern has been enhanced with a deep, dark grey stain. The new floor adds an elegant backdrop to the glorious Paul Hamlyn Hall, which was originally built in 1858 to house a flower, fruit and vegetable market.

After a fire destroyed the roof in 1956, it lay nearly derelict until the 1997-9 redevelopment of the Royal Opera House. It is now a much used public area, a restaurant and champagne bar for patrons during performance intervals, the setting for Tea at the Royal Opera House during the day as well as a performance space. The hall was renamed in 2007 in recognition of generous financial support from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.*

Our Oak Spicy Pepper is a solid hardwood, wide board floor suitable for commercial installations, public spaces as well as residential homes. All our floors are ideal for use with underfloor heating and have a virtually limitless lifespan as they can be sanded and re-finished many times.

*information: The Royal Opera House

 

 

Award-winning contemporary building features Junckers solid oak flooring

We are very proud to have supplied our solid timber floors to this amazing project which recently won a Wood Award, the Education and Public Sector 2018 category and was also shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize 2018.

The Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre by Níall McLaughlin Architects is a graceful addition to the listed parkland at Worcester College, Oxford. The striking contemporary building houses new conference and events facilities. With a high-end finish throughout, the building houses a large lecture theatre and dance studio fitted with Junckers Oak Boulevard flooring. With a plank width of 185mm, Oak Boulevard is our widest dimension board, an elegant and durable option for a public building.

The flooring contractor was Capital Floors Ltd.

Níall McLaughlin Architects

The Wood Awards 2018

RIBA Stirling Prize 2018

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Junckers Oak Boulevard flooring at Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford (lecture theatre) Photo: Nick Kane
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Junckers Oak Boulevard flooring at Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford (dance studio) Photo: Nick Kane
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Junckers Oak Boulevard flooring at Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Worcester College, Oxford (exterior) Photo: Nick Kane

Junckers celebrates Danish design and craftsmanship

Last week we showed off our Hexparket flooring alongside a whole host of Danish design brands at London Design Fair. The Danish Country Pavilion was initiated by the Embassy of Denmark in London, who curated a real-life Danish Living Room full of furniture, lighting, homeware and sound, with our Hexparket floor forming the backdrop.

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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon

A celebration of Denmark’s strong tradition of design and craftsmanship, the large stand brought together well-known iconic brands and promising new talent. Thousands of visitors from the global design community came along to discover the room and learn more about the individual companies represented. Styled by the talented women who run Arttiles, Trine Galschiøt and Anette Nørmark, the overall design presented as a cohesive look with elements from many different sources, just like in a real home.

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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon

 

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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon

Throughout the room, the emphasis was placed on exquisitely crafted pieces, using quality materials. Made in solid wood, the hexagonal design of the Hexparket floor showcases Junckers’ own long-standing tradition for quality and craftsmanship with a contemporary take on the classic parquet floor. The geometric shapes of the large hexagonal staves combined with the structural grain patterns of the timber contrast beautifully.

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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon

Danish design brands represented in the Danish Living Room included:
Arttiles – handmade tiles
BoConcept – furniture
Dottir Nordic Design – ceramics
Danish Fuel – bar cabinets made from fuel cans
Eberhart – furniture
Libratone – sound
LOP – furniture
Made by Toft – furniture & home accessories
Mobel og Rum – homewares
Morso – wood burning stoves
Noorstad – furniture
Overgaard & Dyrman – furniture
Republic of Fritz Hansen – furniture
Spekva – furniture
Tom Rossau – lighting
Warm Nordic – furniture

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Junckers Hexparket solid oak flooring Photo: Rocio Chacon

Hexparket by CarpEnter Cph & Hartmann. Hexagonal staves made in solid oak are laid to form an intricate design mimicking nature’s own geometric pattern based on equilateral triangles. The staves measure 370mm on all sides by 20.5mm thick, with an untreated surface to be finished on site. The natural grain structure of the timber adds texture and interest resulting in a lively, elegant floor.

For more information or to see a sample, please contact us sales@junckers.co.uk

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Introducing Twin Herringbone – a new parquet floor

Traditionally found in castles and stately homes, solid wood floors laid in geometric patterns evoke a sense of a timeless elegance and style. In the last decade, parquet floors have seen a sharp rise in popularity and today a herringbone (or chevron, basket weave or ladder pattern) floor is almost de rigueur, the floor of choice for hotels, bars, restaurants, retail and office spaces as well as private homes.

Herringbone, which is the most popular parquet floor, is made up of rectangular wood blocks, or staves, arranged in a pattern resembling fish bones. Junckers’ new Twin Herringbone wooden floor is an updated version of this much-loved classic. With Junckers’ trademark commitment to quality and craftsmanship, Twin Herringbone is a solid hardwood floor – as durable and long-lasting as a traditional parquet floor.

Made from Junckers’ classic two-stave flooring, each board consists of two rows of staves; one full-length and one with two half-length staves. This gives Twin Herringbone an authentic pattern and elegant look but at a very good price point. Delivered with a hardwearing factory-finished surface ready to walk on as soon as it is installed, Twin Herringbone has the advantage of saving on costly and time-consuming installation work as the floor does not have to be sanded, filled and treated after being fitted. A pre-finished floor is far superior in terms of durability with optimal wear resistance and a uniform appearance. It also has a significantly shorter installation time compared to an unfinished floor, with minimal inconvenience.

Available in solid Ash, Beech, Oak and Black Oak in a choice of matt or silkmatt lacquer or oil, as well as a large selection of colours. Each stave measures 129mm wide x 516.6mm long x 14 or 22mm thick. Ideal for use in all rooms of the house except bathrooms and can be used with all major underfloor heating systems. Twin Herringbone feels warm and solid underfoot, free from gaps or crevices.

For more information and samples, please contact us on 01376 534 700 or by email sales@junckers.co.uk

 

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Junckers Twin Herringbone flooring in Nordic Oak Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Twin Herringbone flooring in Nordic Oak Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Twin Herringbone flooring in Nordic Oak Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Twin Herringbone flooring in Nordic Oak Photo: Rocio Chacon
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Junckers Twin Herringbone flooring in Nordic Oak Photo: Rocio Chacon

A Floor Restored – Junckers Lacquer Renews Embassy Floors

Next month, we’re working with The Danish Embassy in the UK and the Trade Council of Denmark to celebrate Denmark’s strong design heritage at London Design Fair.

From 20-23 September, our hexagonal parquet floor Hexparket by CarpEnter Cph & Hartmann will form the backdrop to the ‘Danish Living Room’, a curated showcase of iconic brands and promising new talent from Denmark.

A few years ago, our professional lacquer was used to restore the floor at the Danish Embassy in London to its former glory. The existing solid wood floor in the expansive apartments was sanded back then refinished with four coats of our water-based lacquer, adding an elegant, subtle sheen to the wood as well as hard-wearing, long-lasting protection. A rare peak into this beautiful home in London.

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London Design Fair

Old Truman Brewery

20-23 September 2018

London Design Fair

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Junckers lacquer used to restore wooden floors photo: Jake Fitzjones
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Junckers lacquer used to restore wooden floors photo: Jake Fitzjones

 

L’Alquería del Basket / Valencia Basketball Club, Spain

Today’s post comes to you from Spain, where over 6200m² of our solid Beech SylvaSport flooring has been installed. The 15,000m² facility comprises 13 basketball courts, nine of them indoor courts.

Designed by ERRE Architecture, L’Alquería del Basket is the largest sports complex dedicated to basketball in Europe. For the indoor training courts, our 22mm Premium solid Beech installed on a Unobat 62+ sub-construction was specified. This particular sub-floor is a batten based solution which also features a unique adjustable and locking wedge system making it easy to level and accommodate the flatness of the hardwood flooring to all types of uneven subfloors.

A leading manufacturer of solid hardwood sports flooring, Junckers has a long-standing track record in providing professional sports flooring for basketball courts. Most recently, in a partnership agreement with FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, Junckers served as Official Technical Supplier of FIBA EuroBasket 2017. In the past, we have also teamed up with FIBA to provide sports floors for EuroBasket 2009 as well as the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

ERRE Architecture

Valencia Basket Club

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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket

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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket
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Junckers 22mm Beech SylvaSport flooring at L’Alqueria del Basket

 

 

Bespoke Parquet Floor Created to Replicate Original Gallery Flooring

Our solid oak Herringbone parquet flooring has been installed at the National Gallery of Ireland as part of extensive refurbishment works. Architects Henegan Peng’s brief to provide a more accessible route through the collections has resulted in an elegant and historically sensitive upgrade for the Gallery.

The solid wood parquet floor in the Dargan and Milltown Wings was installed by DJ Kelly & Co Ltd. The new floor in the Milltown Wing replaced an original timber floor and in the Dargan Wing, Junckers created a bespoke wood block to replicate the pattern of the original tiled floor.

Herringbone parquet floors, historically found in country estates, castles and mansion houses, have become one of our most popular floors. The elegant aesthetic of the geometric pattern coupled with the naturally occurring structural grain pattern found in solid oak has made parquet the flooring of choice for anything from public buildings, bars and restaurants, galleries and offices to private homes. Our solid oak floors are very durable and can be sanded and refinished several times. Simply put – they last a lifetime.

National Gallery of Ireland

Henegan Peng Architects

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Junckers solid oak Herringbone parquet floor at National Gallery of Ireland
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Folding Floor at Newry Leisure Centre, Ireland

Have you ever seen anything like this before? This four-court sports hall at Newry Leisure Centre in Ireland has a a fold-away Junckers sports floor housing a trampoline pit. This clever construction was designed by Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects and constructed by Felix O’Hare & Co. Ltd.

Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects of Belfast won the commission to create the new multi-purpose regional leisure centre in a design competition held by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects. The centre includes an eight court sports hall, a four court hall, a handball court and several squash courts with a total of 2500m2 of our Beech SylvaSport Premium flooring, fitted over New Era Cradles.

The project has been designed to meet exemplary sustainability and low carbon principles and will embody the goals set out in the Newry 2020 Low Carbon City targets. The building design is on target to achieve ‘Disability Sports Northern Ireland’s Inclusive Sports Facility’ Accreditation and the centre has been shortlisted for the RSUA Design Awards.

Kennedy Fitzgerald Architects

Junckers Sports Flooring

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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann
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Junckers SylvaSport Premium flooring at Newry Leisure Centre. Photo: Donal Mc Cann