At Terry Waters French Polishing it goes without saying that we provide high quality repair, restoration and cleaning services for wooden flooring and wood panelling for commercial premises. We’re always on the look out for great examples of these uses of wood, so when we came across this Nike office extension that has salvaged maple wood gym flooring repurposed as wood panelling we just had to share it with you.

Designed by Fieldwork Design and Architecture of Portland, Oregon, in partnership with Nike Workplace Brand Design group, for the sportswear company’s Beaverton office entry lobbies, these stunning wood panelling feature walls comprise salvaged maple wood gym flooring which is formed to create a three dimensional architectural branded language. With the wood flooring strips reversed so that the tongue side is exposed, the contours and grooves convey the impression of textile, adding an inviting sense of warmth to the building’s exposed concrete structure.

So successful has this creation been that the installation received an “Honorable Mention, Conceptual Category” at the 2014 International Interior Design Association Design Excellence Awards (IIDA).

At Terry Waters French Polishing we know from experience that wood panelling is traditionally associated with heritage and historic sites, such as stately homes, castles and palaces, or with the boardrooms of older office buildings and headquarters, rather than contemporary new builds or extensions. That’s one of the reasons why we’re attracted to this example, and why we applaud its application, in particular its use of recycled wood.

Again, just as with wood panelling, the TWFP team typically only experience commercial wooden flooring in its original setting, such as in halls, theatres, nightclubs, schools and sports arenas. Using salvaged maple wood gym flooring – the kind used for basketball courts – is a subtle, elegant nod towards of Nike’s heritage, since their name and reputation is founded principally on their contribution to basketball footwear, best encapsulated by their promotion of – and association with – Chicago Bulls legend Michael ‘Air’ Jordan.

As the UK’s largest commercial French Polishing business we have vast experience of providing wood repair, restoration, cleaning and polishing services for wood panelling and wooden flooring. So to see Nike’s exellent application of one wood use for another is just brilliant and to be highly commended.

Talk to Terry Waters French Polishing about wood panelling and wooden flooring restoration and cleaning

No matter whether in a traditional heritage and historic setting, or in a office, entertainment or retail location, if you have wood panelling and/or wooden flooring that requires restoration or cleaning contact us today. Our experienced and expert teams can work to your schedule, so that your normal business operation is unaffected. Telephone the TWFP team now on 01827 874 535 for an informal, no obligation chat in complete commercial confidence. Alternatively, email us at or complete our online contact form.

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