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Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat event 2016
29th September 2016

Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat event 2016

Archipro held a networking event dubbed 'Meet, Greet & Eat' on 3rd September at the popular Ostro Brasserie & Bar in Auckland city. The event was a huge success, allowing ... Read On...
 
 
Get the Look: Bohemia Paradise
22nd September 2016

Get the Look: Bohemia Paradise

Bring the outdoors in this summer and feel refreshed all summer long! Kit out your space with indoor plants and foliage-themed art and cushions, combined with woven and macrame ... Read On...
 
 
What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?
22nd September 2016

What is the best Coating for my Timber Floor?

We often have people come to us asking for an oiled wood floor - but is this really what you want? In this article we are going to explain the common types of finishes available ... Read On...
 
 
Tips to Choosing a Practical Flooring Colour
23rd August 2016

Tips to Choosing a Practical Flooring Colour

Too light and your flooring will show dirt and grime - too dark and you will see every crumb and dust. Nobody wants to spend their whole life vacuuming and mopping a floor that ... Read On...
 
 
Get the Look: Tui Hues
22nd August 2016

Get the Look: Tui Hues

Be inspired by the beautiful plumage of our native Tui bird - this colour will help transition your interior to spring perfectly! Achieve this look by pairing pale timbers (we ... Read On...
 
 
New Auckland Design Centre now open!
10th August 2016

New Auckland Design Centre now open!

We are thrilled to announce our new Auckland Design Centre,'Evoque Interior Inspirations' is now open! The Evoque Design Centre is a collaborated space shared by ourselves and two ... Read On...
 
 
New Arrival: Herringbone & Chevron Oak! (unfinished)
19th July 2016

New Arrival: Herringbone & Chevron Oak! (unfinished)

Exciting news: Our new engineered Herringbone & Chevron patterns have arrived!! These products are supplied unfinished to allow for custom finishing to you or your clients ... Read On...
 
 
Watch: Imondi Craftmanship
14th July 2016

Watch: Imondi Craftmanship

Intoducing Imondi; An innovative range of genuine reclaimed flooring and wall solutions, which has just launched in New Zealand. Forte Flooring are proud to be NZ's exclusive ... Read On...
 
 
Get the Look: Spiced up Industrial
11th July 2016

Get the Look: Spiced up Industrial

Spice up your winter with this fiery combo! Use our Piha Oak planks on your floor or feature wall and pair with accents of greys, burgundy and caramel and silver for a new take ... Read On...
 
 
Imondi Reclaimed Timbers here now!
22nd June 2016

Imondi Reclaimed Timbers here now!

Imondi genuine reclaimed timbers for flooring and wall coverings have arrived in NZ! We stock three of these products with over 20 more styles available by indent. Most colours ... Read On...
 
 
Matching Furnishings with Flooring
16th June 2016

Matching Furnishings with Flooring

We are seeing a lot of call for furnishings that are required to match flooring; for example cafe tables, retail counters and display racks, cabinet fronts and more. With our ... Read On...
 
 
Get the look: Jewel Tones
9th June 2016

Get the look: Jewel Tones

Why not create a sumptuous, moody space to curl up in this winter! This look exudes luxury; a mixture of dark hues with pops of rose and ruby alongside tactile elements to add ... Read On...
 
 
New Herringbone & Chevron (unfinished) coming!
20th May 2016

New Herringbone & Chevron (unfinished) coming!

Exciting news: We are introducing new engineered Herringbone & Chevron patterns, which will be supplied unfinished to allow for custom finishing to you or your clients ... Read On...
 
 
Get the look: Neutral ground
17th May 2016

Get the look: Neutral ground

This look is classic but modern; neutrals paired with caramel tones and textural elements for added warmth. To achieve this style, start with a neutral base of warm white ... Read On...
 
 
Paradigm Shift Auckland a Success!
11th May 2016

Paradigm Shift Auckland a Success!

It was fantastic to see such a large turnout for the Paradigm Shift event in Auckland in May 2016. We all enjoyed a wonderful evening, the turnout was huge and an excellent ... Read On...
 
 
Announcing new IMONDI Partnership
21st April 2016

Announcing new IMONDI Partnership

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Imondi, a globally-renown supplier of genuine reclaimed timber products for flooring and wall cladding.  Imondi have a ... Read On...
 
 
Visit us at Paradigm Shift Auckland
21st April 2016

Visit us at Paradigm Shift Auckland

Calling all Architects and Designers - we welcome you to join us at the Paradigm Shift event next month in Auckland to enjoy fascinating insights from international keynote ... Read On...
 
 
Hot trend: Chevron Pattern
19th April 2016

Hot trend: Chevron Pattern

Chevron floors and feature walls are a huge trend at the moment, offering a more modern alternative to the traditional herringbone pattern. Image credits (Clockwise from top ... Read On...
 
 
Get the look: Nordic pastels
18th April 2016

Get the look: Nordic pastels

This look is warm and refreshing, perfect for creating a cozy home for the winter! To achieve this style, pair Blond Oak with warm coloured timbers and with soft pink, grey and ... Read On...
 
 
Icebreaker Head Office Ponsonby wins Gold award
10th March 2016

Icebreaker Head Office Ponsonby wins Gold award

Icebreaker Head Office Ponsonby designed by Jasmax has won a Gold award from The Designers Institute in Best Spatial Design NZ - Offices and Workplace Environments ... Read On...
 
 
Get the look: Pared-back natural elements
7th March 2016

Get the look: Pared-back natural elements

This look takes you back to nature by combining natural textures with neutral colours. To achieve this look, use a variety of different timbers alongside other natural materials ... Read On...
 
 
Forte Flooring exhibit at AIS Equinox Show
3rd March 2016

Forte Flooring exhibit at AIS Equinox Show

Forte Flooring were proud to take part in the AIS Equinox show at the Grand Central Station in Auckland City on March 3rd. We really enjoyed interacting with designers and ... Read On...
 
 
How to order Free Samples
10th August 2015

How to order Free Samples

Need help ordering samples? Follow our step-by-step instructions to place your order in no time! 1. From the product menu, select the product range you are interested in 2. ... Read On...
 
 
Glide spray mop just in
17th December 2014

Glide spray mop just in

Introducing 'Glide', our brand new spray mop! The glide spray mop is perfect for cleaning almost any indoor hard floor surfaces. Simply press the trigger handle to release a ... Read On...
 
 
Modern Architectural residence in Tauranga
12th December 2014

Modern Architectural residence in Tauranga

This designer home in Tauranga looks stunning with its Prefinished Ultra Driftwood Oak floor. Read On...
 
 
Rustic Muriwai Residence
16th October 2014

Rustic Muriwai Residence

This beach home in Muriwai really looks the part, with a Prefinished Ultra Vintage Oak floor providing the character and warmth that is often missing in a new home. Read On...
 
 
Smartfloor Coral Oak just arrived
1st October 2014

Smartfloor Coral Oak just arrived

Thre final 2014 addition to our 'Smartfloor' 15mm engineered flooring range has just arrived instore. Smartfloor 'Coral Oak'is a stunning colour, our real wood equivalent to ... Read On...
 
 
King of Snake Restaurant, Christchurch
23rd September 2014

King of Snake Restaurant, Christchurch

King of Snake restaurant in Christchurch wows with its new interior style, complete with our Prefinished Ultra Roasted Oak flooring! We think this floor gives serious ... Read On...
 
 
New Vitality Deluxe decors here now
22nd August 2014

New Vitality Deluxe decors here now

We are excited to announce the arrival of our six new additions to the Vitality Deluxe laminate range. These new decors are all quite rustic-looking and come in a very nice colour ... Read On...
 
 
Unfinished Reclaimed Oak here now
27th June 2014

Unfinished Reclaimed Oak here now

Ultra Reclaimed Oak has a 6mm wear layer of genuine European Oak and comes unfinished, allowing you to colour and finish it as desired. It comes in a heavy feature grade with ... Read On...
 
 
Basalt Reclaimed Oak just arrived
27th June 2014

Basalt Reclaimed Oak just arrived

Prefinished Ultra Basalt Reclaimed Oak has a wear layer of genuine European Oak in a beautiful dark brown-black colour. It comes in a heavy feature grade with boards containing a ... Read On...
 
 
Gudsell Designer Homes show-home, Matamata
24th June 2014

Gudsell Designer Homes show-home, Matamata

Gudsell Designer Homes showhome in Matamata easily achieves an air of elegance and class with this beautiful dark oak floor Read On...
 
 
New stand now open at Home Ideas Centre Parnell
20th June 2014

New stand now open at Home Ideas Centre Parnell

We have just opened a new display stand at the Home Ideas Centre in Parnell, Auckland. This stand mainly showcases our real wood flooring ranges but also has small swatches of our ... Read On...
 
 
Balterio Quattro Vintage laminate range just arrived
12th June 2014

Balterio Quattro Vintage laminate range just arrived

First 3 decors from the newly released Balterio 'Quattro Vintage' range now in stock; Sherlock Oak, Montana Oak, Golden Chestnut. The remaining 3 Quattro Vintage decors to due to ... Read On...
 
 
Balterio Magnitude Off-White laminate here now
12th June 2014

Balterio Magnitude Off-White laminate here now

The new Balterio Magnitude 'Off-White Oak' decor has arrived today from Belgium, this is replacing the current Magnitude 'Old Flemish Oak' decor which is being phased out to ... Read On...
 
 
Modern Rustic home in Hamilton
5th June 2014

Modern Rustic home in Hamilton

A private home in Hamilton looks stunning with this custom finished floor. The flooring was supplied unfinished and has had a bandsawn affect applied to the face of the boards ... Read On...
 
 
New Lios Italian Oil system here now
13th March 2014

New Lios Italian Oil system here now

The new Lios oil range from Italy arrived in store today! The Lios system involves a range of natural coloured oils which are applied to the floor to colour it (note, these can be ... Read On...
 
 
White laminate brightens up your room
17th July 2013

White laminate brightens up your room

Would you like to brighten up your space? This is the story of Bouziane & Vanessa of Longwy, France; who opted for a white laminate floor.Bouziane & Vanessa chose a white Balterio ... Read On...