Madera’s commitment to designers and architects is to offer a well curated simplified collection of finished hardwood floors. This is no easy task given the variety of finishing techniques, colors, textures and species of wood available to us.
It has been a practice of careful design and selection that has led us to the material we present. More tweaking than adding, more stripping away than compounding. Below are brief descriptions of our seven collections and the intent behind each of them.
A deep dive into the amazing properties of fuming (called smoking in Europe). European oak is treated with ammonia vapors in an enclosed and pressurized chamber which turns the wood dark brown and creates a whole new palette from which to work.
Grand texture, luscious colors and natural earth tones are the theme here.
With a tip of the hat to our Swedish heritage, Stockholm is our first collection on a European oak. The light,
natural finishes we use offer a bright Scandinavian palette to our collections.
Brooklyn starts with domestic Pennsylvania white oak in two classic American cuts, live-sawn and quarter-sawn, and then is offered in both select and character grades. These were our very first floors and have stood the test of time. Simple, natural oil and polyurethane finishes bring out the best in this hard and versatile species.
Black walnut is an American classic, and with Rust we set out to offer five natural variations on this dynamic species
with a series of desaturation techniques and finish with natural oils.
BONE WHITE COLLECTION
Our latest exploration into the world of white.
Each of our five species stripped down to its basic grain and texture and finished in a marble-like satin finish.
Our Titan Solid plank flooring is an awesome expression of the forests from where it comes. Titan Solid begins its journey in Western Pennsylvania where only premium logs are selected to be sawn. The massive boards are then crafted and transformed to order, resulting in our most stunning floor yet. Titan Solid is an intimate look into the simple beauty of the noble white oak tree and the craftsmanship and woodworking heritage of our forefathers.