Written by hand
A long and precise surface working that, through ancient hand movements connected to up-to-date technologies, wears out the softest parts of the surface to let the knots and the hardest grains emerge.
After glueing and profiling, the noble layer is polished with 220/240 grams abrasive paper (very fine). After this polishing session, the wood is treated to obtain a perfectly flat surface, without other distinctive traits.
Special brushes remove the superficial and more tender part of the wood, leaving the hardest wood grains on the surface and providing a higher resistance against wear and tear.
As in the brushed treatment, pecial brushes remove the superficial and more tender part of the wood: the action of the brushes is stronger, resulting in a deep embossed wood grain and a more rustic look.
This technique provides results similar to those obtained with the ancient techniques used to level and polish raw boards. The floor acquires a longitudinal wavy surface, creating particular movements and glares.
Using modern techniques, we recreate the rustic effect obtained by cutting a board with a old saw. This process creates boards very soft at touch and more resistant to foot traffic, besides diminishing the marks left by the passing of time. For these reasons, this working is highly recommended for floors subjected to heavy foot traffic.
Through a series of particular interventions performed on the noble part of the plank, we create abrasions and modulations that imitate the marks left by the passing of time and foot traffic. The plank is finished by hand bevelling all its edges.
Fiemme antica touch
Deep and scraping techniques combined to accentuated bevelling, brought out by the board natural consumption effect to give life to living and lived look-alike woods, where the irregularity of the material and the wide range of hues create incredibly beautiful effects.
Using amazing handicraft skills, the edges of the planks are bevelled by hand, emphasizing the boards’ dimensions and shape.
The edges of the planks look more marked and irregular, as if worn by time and use.
The edges of the planks are scraped off manually to create a round and irregular effect. The resulting aspect of the boards is softer and embossed compared to the rest of the surface. This working is always combined with brushing.
Using a mix of modern technologies and handicraft techniques, we recreate artificially on the surface of 20% of the boards the holes made by wood-worms and the speckles left by parasites, giving the floor the charm of a seasoned and aged wooden floor.