The Soul Of A Tree
We are a proud, ethical small to medium-sized family-run business, with our workshop & offices in Heaton Mersey, Cheshire, UK. We have over 15 years in the UK and 5 years in the USA (East & West coast). We design, make, finish and install some of the most beautifully aged finished wood floors in the world – sustainable credentials come as standard every time.
One of our favourite ideas of recent years is ’The Soul Of A Tree’, we feel that this phrase perfectly represents our brand values such as Slow Design & Slow Living, Timelessness, Generosity, Reciprocity, Sustainability, Humility, Community. We do not know if TreesTree’s have souls but science has proven that tree’s do communicate and support one another by exchanging electric currents and life-giving nutrition through their very own web of underground root entanglements.
Textures and Colours
While many admire the beauty of wood very few understand its unique qualities and the extent of its full potential as interior furniture & design aesthetic. We seek to change that.
For me and my team, wood is not only about the aesthetic it offers but also the journey it has taken. Surface textures and colours are created with time and connected through the creative spirit of the owners both past and present. Through our specialist finishing techniques and colouring processes, we can not only enhance these characteristics but replicate them to superb standards using both new and reclaimed timber.
Designed by Nature ®
We create patinas and natural colours through a variety of studied organic compositions that are exclusive to RFC. We believe that nature is untameable and that the wild spirit of wood should reflect its origins of time and variation without the constraints of excessive manufacturing.
Our organic formulas are designed to react with the tannic acid that exists naturally within the timber allowing us to create a time capsule effect that speeds up the natural ageing process. It is a complex process, involving up to 11 layers of application and many days of drying time. Wood and wood colour as it should be, never rushed.
We are more than just a business, we are purveyors of a better Earth. Our pledge to you is that we will plant 1 tree for every 10m2 of new wood flooring sold, let’s give nature a helping hand. We are also a PEFC, FSC certified company, Carb2 Compliant (USA).
Increased use of wood products through specification will stimulate the expansion of the forests and so reduce CO2 & greenhouse gases. Only a 4% increase in Europe’s yearly wood consumption would appropriate an extra 150m tonnes of CO2 each year. Or look at it this way, only a 10% increase in the production of wooden houses in Europe alone would produce enough CO2 savings that account for an estimated 25% of the reductions prescribed by the Kyoto Protocol!