Weather the Storm with Vintage Edition by Bauwerk Parquet
Swiss company Bauwerk Parquet knows a thing or two about the design and manufacture of parquet. In business since 1947, the company specializes in the patchwork floors. Since they source almost 95% of their wood from sustainable forests, you can rest easy with Bauwerk Parquet. In fact, the Swiss were very much ahead of the rest of the world in this department: they established the Swiss Forestry Act of 1835.
Trendpark Vintage Edition Parquet. Manufactured by Bauwerk Parquet.
Swiss Plank Flooring
Two interesting styles from Bauwerk Parquet are the Trendpark and Unopark Vintage Editions. Created from oak using a matte lacquer surface treatment, the Vintage Editions look like floors that have been around for some time, weathering both the elements and the passage of time. You can almost imagine all the pairs of shoes that have clicked along the plank floors.
Available in English, Field, Ladder, and Shipdeck laying patterns, Trendpark and Unopark have a four mm top layer thickness, and the floor uses wood from controlled sources. With two layers, the Vintage Edition parquet is ideal for floor heating. Trendpark has an aged white wash that looks both fresh and aged—it’s a paradox in parquet. Unopark can be dyed in various bright colors such as red, yellow, and blue. When combined with the white surfaces, Unopark makes a space playful or particular; it’s a great floor for children’s rooms, contemporary offices, and retail spaces.
About the Manufacturer: Bauwerk Parquet officially began in 1947, although the company’s co-founder, Ernst Göhner, laid the foundation for the company in 1935 with his woodworking for the automobile industry. The year 1944 brought change to Bauwerk Parquet when they moved their manufacturing facility from Altstätten to St. Margrethen in eastern Switzerland, the current site. Bauwerk Parquet’s mission is to manufacture parquet floors and perfect its processing technique. The Swiss company uses wood from almost 95% certified and reforested European areas, though sustainability practices have been in place in Switzerland since the Swiss Forestry Act of 1835.