Distressed Wood Flooring: The Journey to Aged Perfection

Distressed wood flooring rekindles the warming character of timber that has been lovingly worn by thousands of feet. It’s a vivid choice, featuring large knots, splits and cracks, striking streaks of dark filler and multi-tonal colours that can bring a lovely array of interest to your traditional or contemporary space.

When it comes to recreating the look and feel of aged wood, our Berkeley distressed collection has quite a history of its own. In fact, each board goes through eight painstaking processes to achieve its distinctive look. Find out what they are as we explore the journey…

distressed wood flooring journey

Style Tips for Distressed Wood Flooring

Distressed wood floors really aren’t lacking character, so how do you style furnishings, colours and accessories around such a bold choice? Get some ideas from our tips below…

Antiqued wood works well with relaxed, country-style spaces that have traditional wood furnishings and features. Cottage kitchens, cosy living rooms and stylishly modern spaces all make a great fit. A distressed floor can also make a lovely welcome in hallways, creating a seamless transition from the outdoor natural environment to the rich, natural details beneath the feet indoors.

Berkeley Smoked Oak Flooring

In line with today’s more eclectic approach to interior design, distressed wood floors can also look fabulous in contemporary homes. White washed and ashen designs such as Berkeley White Oak or Grey are perfectly suited to the on-trend pastel schemes found in Scandinavian-inspired interiors and they feature extra rustic details for an interesting twist.

Warmer and darker tones such as Burnt and Cellar lend themselves to dreamy palettes of teal, emerald green and bronze or can capture fantastic contrast in minimal rooms. Modern interior schemes and traditional Berkeley floors really do make an exciting combination.

Berkeley Natural Oak Flooring

To really enhance the natural feel of the floor and your room, try an organic theme. Feature lots of lovely greenery with house plants, cushions and decorative accessories to bring in the feel of the fresh outdoors. Break up bright colours and add contrast to the look with strong dashes of black – a shade that makes great company for the dark black streaks found in Berkeley floors.

Explore more distressed wood flooring designs over on our Berkeley page.