LIFE AFTER WINE...

I wanted to share another highlight from my recent trip to Buildex 2014 in Vancouver. This incredible recycled flooring is made from discarded wine barrels. It is rich with texture and patina and I love it. I have to find somewhere to use this! It is obvious in a wine cellar but the possibilities are endless.

This  wood flooring is made from old oak wine barrels by Blue Grouse Wine Cellars. The staves of the old barrels are pulled away from the hoops and peeled into wood veneers which are laminated to engineered baltic birch flooring. The flooring is available in three different formats: cooperage (shown in this illustration), which comes from the outside of the barrel heads showing the cooperage stamps; wine infusion, which comes from the inside of the barrel heads showing the red wine stain; and staves, which come from the body of the barrel showing the markings of the hoops.

This  wood flooring is made from old oak wine barrels by Blue Grouse Wine Cellars. The staves of the old barrels are pulled away from the hoops and peeled into wood veneers which are laminated to engineered baltic birch flooring. The flooring is available in three different formats: cooperage (shown in this illustration), which comes from the outside of the barrel heads showing the cooperage stamps; wine infusion, which comes from the inside of the barrel heads showing the red wine stain; and staves, which come from the body of the barrel showing the markings of the hoops.

Stave Flooring. The hoop marks add an interesting pattern and patina to the floor.

Stave Flooring. The hoop marks add an interesting pattern and patina to the floor.

Wine Infusion Flooring. This is made from the wood on the inside of the barrel and the colour is incredibly rich and vibrant.

Wine Infusion Flooring. This is made from the wood on the inside of the barrel and the colour is incredibly rich and vibrant.