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World’s Most Beautiful Wood Floors

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World’s Most Beautiful Wood Floors

November 6, 2012

Founded in 1898 by the same family that runs the company today, Denmark-based Dinesen custom makes wood floors featuring unusually wide and long planks. Dinesen sources raw wood–Douglas fir and oak–from “the best forests in Europe, which have been nurtured for generations; the trees we select are between 80 and 120 years old. We make precise, uncompromising demands regarding grains, knots, and structure.”

The boards are treated with lye and white floor soap for a pale finish. Not surprisingly, the company counts relentless perfectionists such as John Pawson, Michaelis Boyd Associates, and Anouska Hempel among its adherents.

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Above: John Pawson’s dining room in London features Dinesen Douglas fir floors.

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Above: A Dinesen Douglas fir floor in an apartment by Anouska Hempel.

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Above: A private residence in Denmark with Dinesen Douglas fir floors by Anouska Hempel.

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Above: A project featuring Dinesen Douglas fir floors by Architekturburo Hellwig Hofmann.

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Above: Owners Heidi and Thomas Dinesen at the Dinesen facility in Denmark.

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Above: For more inspiring wood flooring materials, see 5,089 images of Wood Floors in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 21, 2010.

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