Jorvik Viking Museum | Case Study

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We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Imaginative Wood Floor Installations (Jorvik Viking Museum)

  • Project - Supplying and installing a floor in the Jorvik Viking Museum in the centre of York
  • Client - RMA Themed Attractions
  • Wood Flooring Supplier - The Solid Wood Flooring Company

We were asked by RMA Themed Attractions to supply and install a floor in the newly refurbished Viking Museum in the Centre of York. You can see their web site here. RMA completed the layout and design and then we supplied sample boards so they could choose the colour of the River and display area. The board installed was our E157 select grade 260mm wide engineered unfinished Oak. This was also used in the Design Museum in another project. Being unfinished it and high quality it allowed for the river to be created using a router and stainless steel insert and different coloured oils. This can be seen from the images below. The theme, as seen in the PDF was to have a “River” that flows through the exhibits taking visitors to each different section of the Viking’s history in the UK. We were proud to be chosen for this project and our fitter did a fantastic job in less than a week. The museum opens in the spring of 2017 so please visit and see for yourself. If you have any innovative design projects in any location, please contact us directly on 01666 504015

Gallery Plan PDF

This shows the board laid diagonally in the whole area


Starting to create the "River"

Wooden river floor design

Entrance to the River

Wooden Floor River Entrance

River flowing through the exhibit areas

River flowing through the exhibit areas

River opening up wider

Wooden Floor River Widening

Different Coloured Oil used for the the River and display areas

Different Coloured Oil for Wooden River DesignWooden River close upViking Spiral Floor Finished wooden floor

And here's the finished floor...

White oiled oak in viking museum

Viking Museum white oiled oak

Featured Product

Product Code E157
Select Grade Wide White Oak Flooring Unfinished
Select Grade Wide White Oak Flooring Unfinished