WHAT IS ARTISTE?
Artiste is a premium collection of pre-finished engineered timber flooring designed to have a rustic time-worn feel. A curated palette of five warm, contemporary colours will transform your spaces into works of art – inspired by legendary artists such as Picasso, Monet, da Vinci, van Gogh, and Vermeer. All colours are available in 250mm wide planks, as well as Herringbone and Chevron patterns. The Artiste collection is produced in a boutique factory in Hungary, from sustainably sourced European Oak. Natural feature such as cracks and knots are celebrated - not erased - and each plank is meticulously crafted using specialized artisan techniques such as wire brushing, hand-scraping and natural drying are utilized. These techniques result in a beautiful character-filled products with undulating surfaces and deep wood-grain texture, shrunken knots and cracks and occasional saw-marks - a look reminiscent of hand-cut timber from days gone by. A durable Italian lacquer finish gives the look of a natural oil, without the need for repeated maintenance. The incredible depth and texture of Artiste products will integrate flawlessly into any classic or traditional interior, and can also be used to add character to more contemporary interiors.
Why choose artiste?
Artiste is a premium collection ideal for those looking to bring a luxurious and character feel to their interior. It has been designed with style, quality and longevity in mind – perfect for high-end homes, hospitality projects, shop fitouts, offices and more. Artiste's durable lacquer finish means it is easy to care for and requires very little maintenance. Artiste is produced from timbers sourced from sustainably managed forests. Being of an engineered construction, Artiste is a more sustainable option to solid timber as only approximately one third of the amount of slow-growing hardwood resource is used when compared to solid timber of the same dimensions, and there is less product wastage when installing this product when compared to installing solid timber.
How does Artiste compare to other Forté collections?
The Artiste collection is a premium engineered timber collection, designed to have a rustic and time-worn feel. Artiste products are a generous 20mm thick, with a 5.5 wear layer (planks) or 6mm wear layer (herringbone & chevron patterns). Planks come in generous 250mm widths, exuding a feeling of grandeur and luxury. Artiste products feature distinctive characteristics such as undulating surfaces and deep wood-grain texture, shrunken knots and cracks and occasional saw-marks - a look reminiscent of hand-cut timber from days gone by. A durable Italian lacquer finish provides the look of a natural oil, without the need for repeated maintenance. Products in this collection feature a multi-layer engineered construction, which provides excellent stability and is likely to outlast any solid timber product of the same dimensions.
WHERE CAN ARTISTE BE USED?
Artiste - being a thicker 20mm product - is more suited to use as flooring, but can also be used on walls and ceilings. It can be used in both residential and commercial spaces. Artiste 250mm wide planks are not recommended for use with under floor heating - however 220mm wide planks that are compatible with under floor heating are available by special order.