Di Valore is the ultimate example of sustainability in flooring. The raw material for this unique wood floor is antique timber that is recovered from long-abandoned agricultural buildings in the countryside of Umbria in Central Italy.
This is driven by the desire to respect and celebrate the rich history of the region and to reclaim and reuse a valued material.
Every batch of Di Valore timber is unique because the ageing process is the organic result of time and climate and isn’t controlled by a production method.
This inherent character is the foundation on which the individuality of a Di Valore floor is built.
It’s easier and cheaper to use newly felled trees but it can take 150 years for an oak tree to fully mature and it’s becoming more and more difficult to source prime-grade flooring timber. So producers artificially ‘age’ their wood using industrial treatments.
Wood is good
Construction accounts for around 40% of global carbon emissions. We all have a part to play in reducing this. Using wood in construction has a highly beneficial impact on carbon capture - it’s estimated that each cubic metre of wood stores 1 tonne of CO2 - but burning wood at the end life releases carbon, stored over the previous decades, in one quick burst. Surprisingly, it releases more CO2 than burning gas, oil and even coal.
So, reclaiming and reusing wood not only has a very beneficial effect on carbon reduction but also preserves a precious resource.
It’s a great example of the concept of Second Life.
Di Valore timber shows all of the evidence of its previous working life - tool marks, nail holes, grain separation, historical repairs and the weathering that takes place over decades all add natural character and individuality.
Crafted not fabricated
Every Di Valore floor is handpicked and handcrafted by the team of skilled artisans to designer requirements.
They draw on and reinterpret the rich heritage of Italian woodworking. This is more than a process of restoration, it’s a reinterpretation with a contemporary flavour.
The design options are infinite:
Filo - planks in skinny format
Chevron - 45o cut herringbone
Tessuto - end block design
Trama & Quadrotte - modern takes on classic designs
Intarsi - Mixed media wood with metal and stone
Tailor Made - bespoke design creation
Every Di Valore floor is beautifully unique. Isn’t that what everyone wants?
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