Thursday, October 20, 2011

Silver Lining

Metal + Wood = Gorgeous

I had never seen a metalised floor before. These are made by Art/Deco , a Belgian-Franco company with its headquarters in Belgium and production site in France.  

The wood is milled in northern France at their environmentally-aware sawing mill specializing in oak, the “Ardennes Françaises”. The boards are made of a thin layer of pure metal on a wooden, structured surface. After the metal is applied, it is sanded and polished to give it its luscious metallic gloss while still seeing the wood grain.

"It is not metal paint. It is an application of pure metal in cold and liquid form by a patented process. It does not conduct electricity and it is non-galvanic. It can easily be cleaned, and it is foot-traffic resistant."

The company also specializes in "plain" wood marquetry. 
This is about as far from plain as one can be!

The nickel finish interspersed with oak.

Aren't these beautiful?



  1. Amazing Anne! I had never seen this technique before, great possibilities

  2. Those floors are great Annie!
    XXX Ido

  3. This is something new. I also like the marquetry wood floor.


  4. Annie I think those are the most beautiful floors I have ever seen!! Gorgeous. The technique sounds lasting as well!

    Do come and enter my Designer Pillow Giveaway!! (Also a great resource)


    Art by Karena

  5. An interesting concept which I've never heard about. Warm wishes.

  6. Never thought about a metalised floor, what a brilliant idea. I designed metalised lamp shades and had on some wooden tables metal paint, but floor? Seems to me very unique.
    Love the mix of oak and nickel, creating a kind of parkett.



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