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Millboard NZ Launch Party - Auckland
4th July 2018

Millboard NZ Launch Party - Auckland

Find out all the details about our Millboard Auckland launch! Read On...
 
Millboard NZ Launch Party - Queenstown
3rd July 2018

Millboard NZ Launch Party - Queenstown

Find out all the details about our Millboard Queenstown launch! Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Byron Bay Escape
2nd July 2018

Styling Inspo: Byron Bay Escape

Escape winter with an all-white palette reminiscent of a Byron Bay escape. Read On...
 
Millboard vs Real Wood Decking
26th June 2018

Millboard vs Real Wood Decking

What does Millboard have over real wood? Find out here! Read On...
 
Queenstown Showroom Now Open!
21st June 2018

Queenstown Showroom Now Open!

We are ecstatic to announce the opening of our new Queenstown showroom Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Buildnz Designex
5th June 2018

Upcoming Event: Buildnz Designex

We are excited to be showing at BuildNZ Designex this year! Read On...
 
Millboard vs Composite Decking
5th June 2018

Millboard vs Composite Decking

What does Millboard have over composite decking? Find out here! Read On...
 
In the Press: House & Garden June 2018
1st June 2018

In the Press: House & Garden June 2018

We are excited to have been included in House & Garden magazine's special feature: '21 New Ways with Flooring'. Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Home and Interiors Wellington
9th May 2018

Upcoming Event: Home and Interiors Wellington

We are excited to be showing at Home & Interiors Wellington this year! Read On...
 
Coming soon: Millboard Premium Decking
2nd May 2018

Coming soon: Millboard Premium Decking

Millboard is coming! Find out all you need to know here... Read On...
 
Just Arrived: Smartfloor Herringbone
25th April 2018

Just Arrived: Smartfloor Herringbone

Our new Smartfloor Herringbone has landed and we\'re super excited!! Read On...
 
Spot our Forté Bus Back Ad!
15th April 2018

Spot our Forté Bus Back Ad!

A new Forté ad is roaring all about Auckland on the back of a bus - ain't that cool! If you spot it, you could be in for free donuts, on us!! How to enter: • Snap a picture ... Read On...
 
Recap: Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat 2018
13th March 2018

Recap: Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat 2018

On Friday 9th March we presented at Archipro's Meet, Greet and Eat networking and showcase gala at Shed 10 in Auckland City. The turnout was fantastic (our photos don't do it ... Read On...
 
Recap: Weather the Season - Evoque A/W 2018 Launch
12th March 2018

Recap: Weather the Season - Evoque A/W 2018 Launch

A huge thank-you to all the designers who came along to our 'Weather the Season' A/W Launch collab which we hosted last week with our Evoque showroom partners Furtex and Soren ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Potters Palette
3rd March 2018

Styling Inspo: Potters Palette

Earthy tones from brick red to terracotta and clay together with pale wood tones create a calming contemporary sanctuary Read On...
 
Manor Collection: What's all the Hype About?
2nd March 2018

Manor Collection: What's all the Hype About?

Wondering what makes Manor Collection so unique? Find out here Read On...
 
Understanding Colour & Grain Variation
1st March 2018

Understanding Colour & Grain Variation

Concerned about colour variation? Interested in wood grades? Read On...
 
How Indoor Climate Affects Timber Flooring
28th February 2018

How Indoor Climate Affects Timber Flooring

Did you know timber flooring reacts to changes in climate just like we do? Read this article to find out all you need to know Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Autumn/Winter 2018 Launch
31st January 2018

Upcoming Event: Autumn/Winter 2018 Launch

Find out all the details on our Autumn / Winter 2018 launch collab... Read On...
 
Introducing: Millboard Premium Wood-Alternative Decking
27th January 2018

Introducing: Millboard Premium Wood-Alternative Decking

We are ecstatic to announce that we are now New Zealand\'s exclusive suppliers of Millboard Read On...
 
Trend Report: Domotex 2018
26th January 2018

Trend Report: Domotex 2018

Our guide to the latest flooring trends as seen at Domotex Hannover Read On...
 
Top Tips to Achieving a Quality Install
23rd January 2018

Top Tips to Achieving a Quality Install

Want to achieve the best quality flooring install? We have all the answers for you! Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat
19th January 2018

Upcoming Event: Archipro Meet, Greet & Eat

This year we are proud to be sponsoring and attending Archipro\'s annual Meet, Greet & Eat event! Read On...
 
Winners of Houzz 2018 Best of Service
18th January 2018

Winners of Houzz 2018 Best of Service

We are stoked to have been awarded the 2018 Houzz badge for Customer Service! Read On...
 
Coming soon: Pre-finished Herringbone
16th January 2018

Coming soon: Pre-finished Herringbone

Due to popular demand we are introducing a range of pre-finished herringbone parquet! The range will be 120x600mm with a 15mm thickness - designed for use with the Smartfloor ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Pink in the City
10th January 2018

Styling Inspo: Pink in the City

This balmy summer has us inspired by crisp whites that are oh-so cool and refreshing. Read On...
 
Our Free Sample Service Just got even Better!
10th January 2018

Our Free Sample Service Just got even Better!

Our new-look sample service is now available! Click to find out more... Read On...
 
Christmas & New Year Trading Hours 2017/18
1st December 2017

Christmas & New Year Trading Hours 2017/18

We would like to thank our customers for your support throughout this past year. Read On...
 
In the Press: Eye Magazine Summer 2017
1st December 2017

In the Press: Eye Magazine Summer 2017

Check out our 2-page spread in the the Eye Magazine Issue 76 / Summer 2017! Read On...
 
European Oak vs American Oak
18th November 2017

European Oak vs American Oak

Oak flooring is highly sought-after as one of the most dependable wooden flooring options available Read On...
 
Recap: Forte Trade Day 2017
17th November 2017

Recap: Forte Trade Day 2017

We\'d like to extend a huge thank-you for all those who came along to our Trade Day and helped to ... Read On...
 
Just Arrived: Laminate Trims
14th November 2017

Just Arrived: Laminate Trims

Hooray, the matching trims for all our Balterio and Vitality laminate flooring ranges have arrived! Read On...
 
Just arrived: Balterio Grande Laminate Collection
9th November 2017

Just arrived: Balterio Grande Laminate Collection

Balterio\'s new Grande wide-plank water repellent laminate flooring has arrived! Read On...
 
Submit a Testimonial & Get a FREE Glide Spray Mop!
9th November 2017

Submit a Testimonial & Get a FREE Glide Spray Mop!

Tell us about your Forté experience and get a FREE Glide Spray Mop valued at $75.00 incl. GST. Read On...
 
Just Arrived: Urban Plank
7th November 2017

Just Arrived: Urban Plank

The wait is finally over... Our much-anticipated Urban Plank flooring collection has just landed! Read On...
 
Masterspec Specifications Updated
31st October 2017

Masterspec Specifications Updated

We have recently updated and simplified all our product specifications on Masterspec Read On...
 
Atelier Classic Now a Stock Item
26th October 2017

Atelier Classic Now a Stock Item

You asked - we listened! The ever-popular Atelier Classic flooring from our premium French Oak Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Breezy Summer Pastels
24th October 2017

Styling Inspo: Breezy Summer Pastels

With summer on the horizon we were inspired by a breezy palette evocative of warm sandy beaches, clear Read On...
 
Our Stance on Bamboo Flooring
19th October 2017

Our Stance on Bamboo Flooring

Why don\'t we sell bamboo flooring? Read this article to find out... Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Forte Trade Day 2017
17th October 2017

Upcoming Event: Forte Trade Day 2017

This year we are hosting our debut Trade Day! This is an awesome opportunity for all those in the trade industry (e.g. builders/developers/installers) to get together in a fun ... Read On...
 
The Busy Season is Upon Us!
10th October 2017

The Busy Season is Upon Us!

As many of you would know, the building industry goes crazy in the lead-up to Christmas and our stock is flying out the door. To ensure product is availabile in your required ... Read On...
 
Dulux Colour Forecast 2018 + Wood Colours That Work
5th October 2017

Dulux Colour Forecast 2018 + Wood Colours That Work

Keen to try the trendy hues from the Dulux 2108 colour forecast but not sure what timber colours will work? This article is perfect for you! Read On...
 
Recap: Here Comes The Sun Spring/Summer 17-18 Launch
3rd October 2017

Recap: Here Comes The Sun Spring/Summer 17-18 Launch

Our 'Here Comes The Sun' Spring/Summer launch collab was held between 24th-30th August 2017 at our Kingsland Evoque showroom. During this time, Forté , Soren Liv and Furtex ran ... Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: Auckland Build Expo 2017
15th September 2017

Upcoming Event: Auckland Build Expo 2017

We are excited to be exhibiting at Auckland Build Expo 2017! Auckland Build is a construction exhibition covering both non-commerical and commerical opportunities in New Zealand. ... Read On...
 
Understanding the Distinctive Markings of Oak
14th September 2017

Understanding the Distinctive Markings of Oak

Click on the images below to see some of the main characteristics discussed in the article. Read On...
 
Andy & Nate from The Block NZ Choose Forté Herringbone
3rd September 2017

Andy & Nate from The Block NZ Choose Forté Herringbone

Andy & Nate, winners of The Block NZ 2017 opted for our Pro-Plank Herringbone Oak flooring for their entranceway. The enthusiastic pair were snapped at our Kingsland Evoque ... Read On...
 
Update: Laminate Trims ETA
24th August 2017

Update: Laminate Trims ETA

In case you haven't heard yet, we have matching trims are coming for all our Balterio and Vitality laminate flooring ranges! These will be arriving together with our first ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Freshness & Light
17th August 2017

Styling Inspo: Freshness & Light

What better way to celebrate the impending launch of our new water repellent laminate flooring collection than with a bathroom themed moodboard! Read On...
 
How to Make a Statement of Your Timber Floor
10th August 2017

How to Make a Statement of Your Timber Floor

From parquet patterns, to diagonal lays, to borders and colour combinations - we cover it all! Read On...
 
Here Comes The Sun: Spring/Summer 17-18 Launch
1st August 2017

Here Comes The Sun: Spring/Summer 17-18 Launch

Summer is coming and so are our new ranges - come and celebrate both with us at our Spring/Summer 17-18 launch collab! We are partnering with showroom partners Soren Liv and ... Read On...
 
Heads Up: New Vitality Laminate Colours Coming Soon
20th July 2017

Heads Up: New Vitality Laminate Colours Coming Soon

A few months back our supplier deleted some of the colours from our Vitality Deluxe laminate plank range - this included Suricate Oak, Painted Pine and Washed Oak. We have now ... Read On...
 
New Pure Matte Finish for Ultra & Smartfloor
18th July 2017

New Pure Matte Finish for Ultra & Smartfloor

Pure Matte is a new lacquer finish system that gives a soft, modern anti-gloss look. It consists of 5 coats in total - 3 base coats and 2 top coats - resulting in a high level of ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Nordic Serenity
18th July 2017

Styling Inspo: Nordic Serenity

This month we were inspired by this wintery-looking art print. The blue-green colour of the lake is very on-trend at the moment, and although blues and greens are usually cool ... Read On...
 
What Direction Should I Lay My Timber Flooring?
10th July 2017

What Direction Should I Lay My Timber Flooring?

Before You BeginWhile personal preference is a factor, the direction in which you run floorboards is usually governed by aesthetic and / or structural factors. Aesthetics usually ... Read On...
 
Thorne Group takes out Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award
10th July 2017

Thorne Group takes out Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award

We are thrilled that the gorgeous Thorne Group showhome designed by Jonathan McAlpine of Thorne Group took out the Residential Interiors Architectural Design Award at the recent ... Read On...
 
Versailles French Oak Table Giveaway Winner!
6th July 2017

Versailles French Oak Table Giveaway Winner!

At the recent BuildNZ Designex trade show in Auckland, Forte hosted a giveway for a Versailles French Oak dining table valued at $3000! This table was a one-off creation, ... Read On...
 
Recap: BuildNZ Designex 2017 Auckland
30th June 2017

Recap: BuildNZ Designex 2017 Auckland

Our debut exhibit at the BuildNZ Designex show from June 25th-27th turned out to be a huge success. Thanks to all of you who came along and visited our stand, we loved meeting you ... Read On...
 
Update: Urban Plank ETA
16th June 2017

Update: Urban Plank ETA

Our new Urban Plank engineered flooring range is due to arrive in store early November. Urban Plank is a brand new collection featuring 8 stylish colours that give you the look ... Read On...
 
Giveaway: Versailles French Oak Dining Table Valued at $3000!
14th June 2017

Giveaway: Versailles French Oak Dining Table Valued at $3000!

We are giving away a one-off Versailles dining table hand-crafted in house from our luxury Manor Collection French Oak. Valued at $3,000 this is an absolute steal! Trust us, ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Burnt Sienna
10th June 2017

Styling Inspo: Burnt Sienna

With winter settling in we were inspired by dark moody colours, with warmth injected through the use of raw and textural elements and a rustic red that is reminiscent of burnt ... Read On...
 
New & Improved: Manor Atelier Structure
8th June 2017

New & Improved: Manor Atelier Structure

Our Luxurious Manor Atelier Collection now has a new and improved 'Superior Stability' structure. Atelier still has a cross-directional plywood core but instead of the usual ply ... Read On...
 
Heads Up: Changes To Smartfloor & Ultra Finishes
5th June 2017

Heads Up: Changes To Smartfloor & Ultra Finishes

As many of you would know, matte floors are all the rage at the moment and that trend isn't about to change any time soon. Traditionally, our Smartfloor and Ultra ranges have been ... Read On...
 
Creative Ways to Lay Chevron Timber Flooring
1st June 2017

Creative Ways to Lay Chevron Timber Flooring

Did you know Chevron timber flooring can be used to make a number of different patterns? Why not try some of these for your next project! Click the images below for more... Read On...
 
Coming Soon: Matching Trims For All Laminate Flooring
16th May 2017

Coming Soon: Matching Trims For All Laminate Flooring

We are ecstatic be announcing that we will soon be stocking matching trims for all of our laminate flooring, including all ranges by Balterio and Vitality! The new SmartFinish ... Read On...
 
Coming Soon: Wide Plank Water Repellent Laminate Flooring
15th May 2017

Coming Soon: Wide Plank Water Repellent Laminate Flooring

We are excited to be bringing you Balterio's latest laminate and most technologically advanced flooring collection to date; 'Grande'. Laminate flooring has never been so ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Sweet Dreaming
11th May 2017

Styling Inspo: Sweet Dreaming

What better way to beat the winter blues than with some candy-crushing colour in your bedroom! To achieve this look, base your colour palette around a bold colourful piece that ... Read On...
 
Upcoming Event: BuildNZ Designex 2017
11th May 2017

Upcoming Event: BuildNZ Designex 2017

We are proud to be exhibiting at the BuildNZ Designex show in June this year. Designex is New Zealand’s foremost design, interiors, and lighting trade exhibition where ... Read On...
 
Flooring Edges: Bevelled or Square?
10th May 2017

Flooring Edges: Bevelled or Square?

There are a number of edge profile options for timber flooring planks available on the market today - from square edges, to micro-bevelled edges and bevelled edges. Each different ... Read On...
 
Urbis Designday '17 Visitor Photos!
18th April 2017

Urbis Designday '17 Visitor Photos!

Urbis Designday and Designday Pro drew over 600 visitors to our Evoque showroom. For the event we set up a luxurious gold-themed photo booth featuring a sumptuous velvet couch in ... Read On...
 
Just Arrived: Pre-finished Stair Nosings
17th April 2017

Just Arrived: Pre-finished Stair Nosings

Our new pre-finished stair nosings are now available! So what's the big benefit of these matching pre-finished nosings you're wondering? Before we supplied matching nosings an ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Softly, Softly
14th April 2017

Styling Inspo: Softly, Softly

As the shadows grow longer and the evenings get shorter, we are gradually being forced to move indoors and admit defeat to the impending winter. This month's theme is based around ... Read On...
 
Manor Herringbone Styles Now Online
13th April 2017

Manor Herringbone Styles Now Online

Our full Manor Herringbone collection is now up on our website! Manor Herringbone includes rustic and aged-look herringbone patterns, made from genuine French Oak and pre-finished ... Read On...
 
Woodline Range Being Phased Out, To Be Replaced With Urban Plank
13th April 2017

Woodline Range Being Phased Out, To Be Replaced With Urban Plank

Our Woodline engineered flooring range is being phased out, to be replaced with our new Urban Plank engineered flooring range. Urban Plank will be a much more affordable ... Read On...
 
Recap: Urbis Designday 2017 @ Evoque
30th March 2017

Recap: Urbis Designday 2017 @ Evoque

Urbis Designday - New Zealand’s premier public design event and one of the most anticipated dates on the design calendar. It’s a celebration of design and original thinking, ... Read On...
 
Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?
28th March 2017

Why Are Most of our Timber Floors Made From Oak?

As some of you may have noticed, the majority of our timber flooring is made from Oak. There are many different species of Oak in the world - Here at Forté Flooring we mostly use ... Read On...
 
Styling Inspo: Bohemian Rust
15th March 2017

Styling Inspo: Bohemian Rust

With autumn officially here we are inspired by nature evolving around us - the beautiful autumnal sunsets, the colours of falling leaves and the creeks gushing with fresh rain. ... Read On...
 
Environmental Benefits of Engineered Flooring
15th March 2017

Environmental Benefits of Engineered Flooring

Did you know that when you choose engineered flooring over solid timber flooring (of the same dimensions) you are helping to decrease the amount of slow-growing natural hardwood ... Read On...
 
Discover our Kingsland Design Centre!
14th March 2017

Discover our Kingsland Design Centre!

Our new Auckland Design Centre,'Evoque Interior Inspirations' opened in August last year. The Evoque Design Centre is a collaborated space shared by ourselves and two other ... Read On...
 
Pre-finished Stair Nosings Arriving Next Month
14th March 2017

Pre-finished Stair Nosings Arriving Next Month

Our new pre-finished stair nosings are due to arrive in the first week of April! These nosings are engineered Oak and are supplied pre-finished, designed to match our existing ... Read On...
 
Launch of New 'Luxe' Metallic Oak Wall Paneling
10th March 2017

Launch of New 'Luxe' Metallic Oak Wall Paneling

Say Hi to LUXE - a brand new collection of metallic Oak wall paneling. Luxe will be unveiled on Urbis Designday at our Auckland showroom Evoque - be sure to book your tickets to ... Read On...
 
Come Visit us at Urbis Designday 2017!
10th March 2017

Come Visit us at Urbis Designday 2017!

We are excited to be showing at Urbis Designday this year! To celebrate this event, each Urbis Designday visitor to our Evoque showroom is entitled to a $1000 gift voucher*, ... Read On...
 
Recap: Mulberi Winter 17 Launch
5th March 2017

Recap: Mulberi Winter 17 Launch

On 3rd March 2017 our Evoque showroom partner Furtex hosted a designers event for the launch of their Mulberi Winter 17 collection. The sessions were held at the Evoque ... Read On...
 
Recap: Urbis Designday 2017 Reveal
2nd March 2017

Recap: Urbis Designday 2017 Reveal

On 1st March 2017 the line-up of showrooms and creative partners for Urbis Designday and Designday Pro were revealed at an exclusive champagne breakfast held at L'affare Melrose. ... Read On...
 
Floating Floor or Glue Down - What is Best?
17th February 2017

Floating Floor or Glue Down - What is Best?

In this article we cover the differences between floating flooring and glued down (direct stuck) timber flooring, and the different situations they are suitable for. Note we are ... Read On...
 
Underlay IIC Test Results Now Available
17th February 2017

Underlay IIC Test Results Now Available

We have just recieved IIC test results back for all our underlays including SoundGuard, Thermo-GXP, Soundguard Xtreme and Acoustick-Mat. IIC (Impact Isolation Class) *ASTM ... Read On...
 
Timber Trends to Watch in 2017
15th February 2017

Timber Trends to Watch in 2017

Need inspiration for designing a trendy interior this year? Look no further than this article, where we reveal the latest and greatest in timber trends from the world of ... Read On...
 
We are Showing at Urbis Designday 2017!
13th February 2017

We are Showing at Urbis Designday 2017!

We are very excited to be taking part in Urbis Designday this year! Designday 2017 is a much-anticipated event featuring leading design-led showrooms in Auckland will run over ... Read On...
 
Now Selling Bona Care Products
9th February 2017

Now Selling Bona Care Products

We have recently extended our Care & Maintenance product line to include a range of Bona care products. Our Care & Maintenance products are also now displayed in categories ... Read On...
 
Now Selling Bona Drifast Stains
8th February 2017

Now Selling Bona Drifast Stains

We are happy to have on offer the new Bona Drifast Stain Collections. Bona products are well-known in the flooring industry and have earned a fantastic reputation over the years. ... Read On...
 
Just Arrived - Unfinished and Natural Oak Stair Nosings!
26th January 2017

Just Arrived - Unfinished and Natural Oak Stair Nosings!

Our first shipment of stair nosing stock has just landed! These nosings are engineered Oak and are designed to be used in conjunction with our existing flooring ranges. We have ... Read On...
 
New In - Ultra Scorched Oak
26th January 2017

New In - Ultra Scorched Oak

Welcoming the new Scorched Oak! We have just landed our first shipment of this brand new colour - the newest addition our Ultra pre-finished engineeered flooring ... Read On...
 
Review of 2017 Flooring Trade Shows
26th January 2017

Review of 2017 Flooring Trade Shows

James and Carlo recently returned from a week trip to Germany where they visited some of the world's largest trade shows in search of inspiration and ideas. They spent the first 2 ... Read On...
 
Solid Timber vs Engineered: What Should I Choose?
25th January 2017

Solid Timber vs Engineered: What Should I Choose?

How is the Structure of Engineered Timber Flooring different to Solid Timber Flooring?Solid timber flooring is 100% solid hardwood right the way through the plank. In comparison, ... Read On...
 
Top 5 Timber Flooring Colours of 2016
20th January 2017

Top 5 Timber Flooring Colours of 2016

1. Yellow-based & Golden tones (the natural occurring yellowish colour of Oak) grew further in popularity since 2015 and once again topped the flooring colour choice of the year. ... Read On...
 
Top Instagram Posts of 2016
1st January 2017

Top Instagram Posts of 2016

We are happy to share with you Forte Flooring's 2016 best nine on Instagram! 🎉😄😙 Why not follow us on Instagram for all the latest news, cool projects and ... Read On...
 
4 Ways With Timber + Greenery
15th December 2016

4 Ways With Timber + Greenery

With Pantone announcing greenery as the colour of the year for 2017, we thought we would show you how different timbers can work with various shades of green, each creating a ... Read On...
 
Narrow or Wide Planks - What Is Best For My Space?
14th December 2016

Narrow or Wide Planks - What Is Best For My Space?

Did you know the plank size you choose can have a huge impact on the perception of your room? Choose the wrong size and you can make a big room appear smaller, or extremely ... Read On...
 
Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring
18th November 2016

Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring

Tips & Tricks to Repairing Scratches on Timber Flooring by forteflooringnz on Polyvore Foreword: The below mentioned scratch repair methods are intended for use on timber ... Read On...
 
Chinese Eye Advertorial
17th November 2016

Chinese Eye Advertorial

Keep an eye out for our advertorial and two ads, featured in the latest edition of the Chinese Eye magazine. The Chinese Eye is a new New Zealand produced magazine published in ... Read On...
 
Stair Nosings Coming Soon!
15th November 2016

Stair Nosings Coming Soon!

Finally, the news so many have been waiting for - Forté Flooring are launching a range of stair nosings! These nosings will come in 15 and 21mm thicknesses and will be available ... Read On...
 
New Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue
4th November 2016

New Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue

We are excited to announce the release of our new Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue! The Wood Inspirations book is bursting with ideas, trends and inspirations for the coming season, ... Read On...
 
Opening Event at Evoque Design Centre
14th October 2016

Opening Event at Evoque Design Centre

Evoque partners Soren Liv, Furtex and ourselves held an opening event at Evoque Centre in Kingsland on Wednesday 12th October. The main event was hosted by our showroom collab ... Read On...
 
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

Introducing 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...
 
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...