Amtico transforms magical woodland treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel.

The Dove Treehouse at Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham, which opened its doors last year, has been fitted with an intricate Castel Weave flooring pattern using Amtico’s Signature collection of luxury vinyl tiles (LVT).

An extension of Ramside’s three existing treehouses, Dove is a 10-person luxury retreat that follows the same woodland-inspired design principles. The colour palette and materials reflect the surroundings with rustic stone and wood-clad walls, decorative foliage and a beautiful, eye-catching Amtico flooring, which was chosen for its design-led aesthetics, colour palettes and durability to withstand heavy footfall. Situated within the woodland adjacent to the 18th fairway of The Prince Bishops golf course, Dove Treehouse boasts a mezzanine, kitchen, terrace and three bedrooms, plus a large lounge that allows the venue to be used for functions and events.

Commenting on the choice of flooring, Helen Roseberry, Director at Ramside Estates, said: “We use Amtico time and time again, primarily for its aesthetic, but also because it is easy to clean and low maintenance, therefore cost-effective. Amtico Signature is always made to the highest standard – it looks and feels luxurious. The timber-style LVT not only looks good individually but also replicates the surrounding trees of the treehouses. The comparability to real natural materials makes it an easy flooring solution that maintains the visual appeal design-wise.”

Unique and vast, the lounge area features Amtico Signature’s Reclaimed Oak laid in Castel Weave, a luxurious laying pattern that creates a statement. Inspired by the beauty of traditional parquetry, Castel Weave allows wood grains and textures to shine. The pattern has a high-end feel suited to large spaces, while the artisan and luxurious combination of the laying pattern and Signature Reclaimed Oak makes it the top choice for the Dove Treehouse.

The lounge area will also be used for various events and occasions, although its main function will be as a wedding venue.

A timeless Parquet laying pattern surrounds the Castel Weave pattern and extends into the hallway and kitchen area. Parquet helps the interior maintain a magical, woodland feel and delivers a seamless transition between the lounge, hallways and kitchen.

Amtico Signature’s Quantum Guard Elite coating makes it perfect for the Treehouse’s multi-use space while providing protection against abrasive debris, scuffs and scratches, particularly when staff re-arrange the furniture between ceremonies. The lounge also boasts full-height windows to allow natural light to flood the space, so the LVT’s UV resistance is essential for ensuring a fade-free finish.

Emma Richardson, Lead Designer at Space ID, explained why Amtico was specified: “Amtico always produces high-quality, durable products that stand the test of time while also being available in different styles and designs. This made Amtico the obvious choice so the treehouses could withstand the different uses of the space. The pattern choices fit perfectly within the whole design of the Treehouse knitting together every aspect, and Bartram Flooring fitted it carefully ensuring the intricate Castel Weave design was installed beautifully.”

Kathryn Tatton, Managing Director at Bartram Flooring, the company behind the installation, said: “We were well aware how great it is to install, so had every confidence we’d end up with the perfect result. Our team of fitters have shown true craftsmanship in installing a design and layout like this, as it takes time and experience to achieve such a stunning fit. Amtico Signature was a fantastic choice by Space ID and, due to the nature of the product, it’s ideal for a busy holiday-let market, thanks to its durability, while a high-end luxury feel is maintained throughout.”