A distinctively refined collection of premium engineered timber in earthy, complex colours designed to create a whole new world within your interior.

What is Indus?

Inspired by the earthy colours and captivating contours of desertscapes, Indus is our new premium timber flooring collection that embodies some of the world’s most striking backdrops.

Capturing the natural beauty of the sun-drenched sands and smooth dunes of well-known deserts around the globe, the Indus Collection lets you create a whole new world within your interior. 

Sourced and crafted in Europe from premium European oak with a meranti plywood core and backing veneer, the Indus Collection has been developed to offer a look that is as distinctively refined. 

Small bevels help to create a seamless, all-encompassing effect with less definition between planks, evocative of desert sands. This is tongue-and-groove flooring but streamlined, providing a product that is simpler to maintain and easier to keep clean, with a tongue and groove locking profile that allows for quicker installation.

The Indus Collection includes seven beautiful colours that are available in 240mm wide planks that are 2.4m long and have a thickness of 18mm, which includes a 4mm solid European Oak wear layer. The collection also offers herringbone and chevron patterns with matching stair nosings.

The planks are protected by an extra-matte UV cured lacquer that is low-VOC, with a lightly brushed surface, emanating the calmness of a fine, sandy horizon.

Unlike other timber suppliers, Forté holds stock in New Zealand, which means the Indus Collection is always available and ready for installation when you are. 


  • Striking colours inspired by desertscapes with advanced matte finish
  • Feature or light feature grade (colour dependent)
  • Exceptional wide and long planks
  • Premium engineered timber sourced and crafted in Europe
  • Matching herringbone (some colours) and stair nosings for a cohesive look
  • 4mm wear layer – can be sanded
  • Meranti plywood core and backing
  • Low VOC – does not contain any added formaldehyde
  • 25 year residential warranty
  • 5 year commercial warranty


Indus can be used on floors, walls and ceilings in both residential and commercial spaces.