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Scotland’s style capital and birthplace of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow is home to some of the finest architecture in Europe. The art deco movement has left its stamp on the fabric of the city, and this era is celebrated to stunning effect in a newly renovated Glasgow flat. 

Russwood’s client had a vision to knock through from the living room to the kitchen, creating two large interconnected areas flooded with natural light. The property boasts incredible architectural details, from the stained glass bay windows to the wood panelling, cornicing and original fireplaces. 

Seeking to create a look that had “a foot in the past and a foot in the present”, Russwood’s client saw the flooring as a key feature in bringing the aesthetic together. After much deliberation, he selected Russwood Engineered Grande Parquet 17th Century Antique Flooring. Parquet flooring is sympathetic to the era of the home, while Russwood’s oversized boards offer a contemporary twist and modern engineering. 

The 17th century-style boards are created by rolling and tumbling techniques, with hand-filled knots creating an aged effect that is formal yet warm. Character Grade was selected for its natural and rustic appearance, allowing the flooring to sit comfortably and not overpower the space. 

“We agonised over the flooring but I think we got it bang on,” the client said. “Russwood were a joy to deal with. It really felt like the team were invested in creating a bit of magic in our home.”

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