This amazing Playa Del Rey Condominium, has a beautiful five inch Hickory Pecan Floor. Hickory pecan uses both species of hardwood. This is a great choice for lending warmth to this somewhat stark space.
This hardwood floor was sanded and finished on site. After the floor was sanded flat, special grooving equipment was used to give definition to each plank edge. The character of the Hickory Pecan, as well as the grooves give this modern space the feel of an indusrial loft. The designer here has chosen to contrast the color of the doors. This is really a sharp dramatic detail, again creating beautiful segue between old and new, looks.
This representation of old and new styling would definitely lend itself to any kind of furnishing , or mixture of furnishing. This is always a great idea when choosing architectural details, the more versatile that they are the better that they will withstand the sands of time. In this space we were required to install a floating plywood subfloor, as the solid wood must be nailed down into place. For this complex, a noise barrier was also required. These requirements caused us to create a base that can accept nails and staples without perforating our noise proofing layer. For this we used a floating plywood subfloor system, and ¼ inch cork.
The floating floor system lays out as follows:
- 1 layer of ¼ inch Wicander Cork Noise reducer
- 1 Layer of 6mil plastic visqueen sheeting
- 1 layer of 1/8 inch volara foam pad
- 1 layer of 3/8 inch CDX plywood
- 1 layer of ½ inch CDX plywood
The two layer of plywood were installed crossing directions with each other, and screwed together. This floor has an amazing resilient feel from this float process subfloor. This is a great look for any home loft or condominium, a great choice for the popular artists lofts that are popping up all over Santa Monica, Venice Beach, Downtown LA, or any where!