WFOY Highlight: Restoring the Old, Advancing the New

Yantarnaya Pryad, based in Khimki, Russia, took home a pair of Wood Floor of the Year Awards in 2020. In each of the award-winning floors, the scope of work, attention to detail, and the time and energy spent is impressive.  

The wins in the categories of Best Use of Technology and Best Historic Restoration also run the gamut of what is possible with hardwood flooring. In one case, they were able to expertly bring a floor back to life in remarkable fashion, while in another, they were able to design and craft an artistic masterpiece using modern computer-aided design techniques. Both winning floors are truly stunning creations and well-deserving of recognition. 

Best Use of Technology

Category Details: Entries in this category have installed floors utilizing advancements in technology (CNC, laser).

What Makes This Floor Unique: The flooring is a mix of European and Oriental styles.

Installation Type: Glue-Down  

Flooring Type: Solid

Installation Style: Parquet

Species: Maple, Merbau, Walnut, Wenge, Padouk, Pear, Ash 

Suppliers: Yantarnaya Pryad-Parquet Chimiver Panseri S.p.A.

Square Feet: 18,557

Flooring Finish: Solvent Primer and Lacquer Manufactured by Chimiver Panseri S.p.A. 

Best Historic Restoration

Category Details: Entries in this category include all types of restoration projects, replacements, or repairs, in either a residential or commercial application.

What Makes This Floor Unique: The 150-year-old historical flooring was demolished completely and recreated using the identical flooring following archive materials. 

Installation Type: Glue-Down  

Flooring Type: Solid

Installation Style: Parquet

Species: Bogged Oak, Amaranth, Maple, Walnut, Bubinga, Sapele, Doussie, Wenge, Ebony, Plane, Padouk, Jatoba, Kempas, Sukupira, Beech, Merbau, Ipe, Rosewood, Garapa, Ovangkol 

Square Feet: 12,916

Flooring Finish: Solvent-Based Primer and Lacquer Manufactured by Chimiver Panseri S.p.A.

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