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Havwoods Engineered Flooring - LA Loft
KKAD was engaged to make some minor upgrades to a loft in the Eastern Columbia Building in Downtown LA. The building is one of Downtown’s Art Deco treasures and has public areas conceived by noted Designer Kelly Wearstler.
The Client asked KKAD how best to upgrade the space without doing any ‘real construction’ given that the unit came with concrete floors and painted walls throughout.
KKAD developed a multi-phase solution including re-facing of kitchen cabinets, new bathroom tile and a new engineered hardwood floor. Given that the unit has no walls, it was important that the floor be rich in character yet be thin enough to install on top of the existing concrete. During the effort to find the right product KKAD came across an international flooring provider looking to expand into the North American market. The England Based company called Havwoods has been operating in the European Market for decades. The product selected was an engineered reclaimed herringbone wood floor that is unique to the market in that it has all of the detail our team was looking for while hitting the client’s desired budget. Havwoods makes more than two dozen varieties of herringbone and chevron patterns in varies wood species and finishes. The variety we selected (below) is sure to provide warmth and depth to the Loft while setting the groundwork for a massive reveal later this year. Stay tuned for final photos in the coming months.