Bespoke Kährs flooring specified at The Lancasters
Kährs bespoke walnut flooring has been specified throughout The Lancasters - a stunning residential development situated directly opposite Hyde Park. A joint venture between Northacre plc and Minerva plc, the development comprises 77 luxury homes, including 10 penthouses and two townhouses, designed by Architects, Nilsson and Interior Designers, Intarya, with first stage completion due in February and final completion expected this summer.
One of the longest and highest Victorian terraces, dating back from the mid 19th century, The Lancasters was originally a parade of fifteen stucco-fronted Grade II listed houses. Each property has been designed to reflect the grandeur of the original period architecture and interior features, combining lavish contemporary living with Victorian style. To reflect the buildings heritage, Kährs was assigned to produce two styles of sustainable walnut flooring to a bespoke specification; a block floor, which was laid fully-bonded over underfloor heating, in a traditional Herringbone design, and a one-strip floor which was bevelled along one edge. Specific grades of timber were used, along with bespoke gloss levels for the floors lacquered prefinish.
Both the block and strip flooring were installed throughout the homes, in an intricate installation that flowed from room to room, spanning stairs and gallery walkways. The fully-bonded installation allowed larger continuous areas to be installed and reduced both step noise and thermal resistance between the floor and the capillary heating system.