Disclosure: Norrlands Trä have kindly agreed to collaborate with us on this project
A cabin update is very long overdue! We are still nutting out the interior information and recently we’ve been targeted on the ground. Living in Scandinavia, it was a no brainer to go for a wooden flooring – I really like the heat, the softness underfoot and how it ages around time. We had been particularly wanting for a wooden flooring with a simple and common look and that comes from a sustainable resource. We headed to Norrlands Trä
– the Swedish business from whom we received our wall panelling (and only use FSC certifiable wooden from the forests of North Sweden) to choose up some samples from dark to gentle. Below are some of the variants we regarded as – and the wooden floor we ultimately chose.
Very little says Scandinavian like ‘blond’ wooden, do not you think? The mild contact is excellent for brightening up a place, while still incorporating warmth. But there can be large variations in light wooden – from nearly white to darkish blond (it can be starting to sound like a vacation to the hairdressers!), and really don’t get me started on the refined nuances: from chilly to warm tones, and how the colour modifications in excess of time. It is really a minefield!
Conserve from painting the floor white, the brushed pine (Borstat Furugolv
) in ‘ultra shield white’ is the lightest in the Norrlands Trä variety. It’s near to white and has a amazing, ridged patina with the grain exhibiting as a result of. Pine can be exceptionally soft, and so I like that the surface has been carefully teased away with a brush, producing it a far more sturdy choice.
We have been also drawn to the pine floor (Putsat furugolv
) in ultra guard white which has been primed and then sandpapered giving a tender, easy end result (a handle for the ft!). We really like that it has a conventional and rustic feel which is so synonymous with the Swedish summertime cottage. 1 matter to be aware of – the softer finish does need some added perform around the many years to retain it. Having said that, it is
made from reliable wood so you can sand it down as usually as you like – or depart it as it is and take pleasure in the patina as it ages. I’m guessing we’d do the latter!
Darker wooden floor tones
You may possibly have found that darker wood floors have been making a comeback these days. The deep hue is great for introducing distinction, grounding a space and generating a cosy atmosphere.
This brushed pine floor (Borstat Furugolv
) has a beautiful rustic sense – and we preferred the stone gray end. Presented all the home windows in our cabin we could absolutely get absent with a darker ground like this one much too.
And last but not least, we appeared at going entirely about to the dim facet with a brushed pine floor ((Borstat Furugolv
) in ultra secure brown. The rich tone gives a superb atmospheric feel and adds a full amount of cosiness. It really is perfect for developing that dim cabin experience.
A observe on wood ageing above time
Wooden is a all-natural substance that darkens above time – primarily when uncovered to lots of light-weight. Some wooden receives more of a grey tint, whereas other people can look more yellow. Test with your wood floor provider before purchasing to discover out about each individual particular person wood floor. Also, be mindful that rugs block the daylight which can depart everlasting marks on your wood flooring. If the home will get a good deal of gentle, imagine about taking away them periodically.
Our alternative of flooring
Bearing in brain all factors, we resolved to go for the primed pine ground in ultra safeguard white
. Although mild, it however has a heat wood tone and feels so incredibly gentle and smooth underfoot. It has a beautiful summery come to feel and during the winter it will help to brighten up the darkness!
We examined the sample up at the cabin.
Welcome inside of my humble residence!
Underneath is the straightforward content and color mood board we have made a decision to get the job done with. The stone and white tile will be installed in the rest room and the darkish sand is for the kitchen cabinets. It feels like it displays the surrounding coastline and forest in a beautiful way – what do you imagine?
It feels like things are actually starting to occur now and it really is the cabin is relocating from an empty shell into a dwelling! Enjoyable!
What style of flooring do you have in your residence? Do you have a favourite out of these unique looks? or potentially you have long gone for tiles, like my sister who has a doggy. I would really like to hear your feelings in the remark section underneath!
Credits: 1. Lifestyle photograph courtesy of Norrlands Trä, styled by Lotta Agaton. 2 – 6 Lifestyle shots courtesy of Norrlands Trä. 7+ pictures snapped with my Iphone by Per and myself this weekend!