Martina H. and Markus G.
Kraftsdorf in Thuringia
Bedroom and plinth in former NAC church
Engineered wood flooring Eco Balance Thermo oak wide plank
"The ritual room is really nice. It gives you a certain calmness. Inside it is a bit like standing in a landscape. But actually we are not religious," says Markus G. in an interview. The couple, Martina H. and Markus G., bought the small former new apostolic church in Kraftsdorf in Thuringia to live in. The façade of the church built in 1954 in the former GDR is under preservation order, but inside the couple make all the decisions themselves. They are committed to preserving the "meditative" character of the house, as well as setting new accents. The varied, pre-existing wood of the floors, panels and ceiling already set the colour mood. In keeping with the desired new ambiance and the colours, Parador supported the couple with the high-quality engineered wood flooring Eco Balance Thermo oak wide plank.
The new floor was crucial in the metamorphosis from former office to new bedroom and from altar to cosy reading and living space. Martina H. laid the flooring herself and was impressed by the ease-of-use and precision of the Automatic-Click® system. It now feels different in the rooms when walking barefoot too, "the oiled surface is very pleasant underfoot."
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Markus G. and Martina H. want to preserve the "meditative" ambiance of the former NAC church and to design their new home freely.
The construction elements of the building already determine the character and the colour scheme. In addition new accents are set.
Parador supported the couple with the engineered wood flooring Eco Balance Thermo oak wide plank for the former office, now bedroom, and the former altar, now the reading area.
"On the plinth where the altar used to be, there were several layers of floor covering on top of each other. Especially carpet, which was stuck together quite thoroughly. Now we have our new flooring on it."
"I did the laying and I genuinely believe that the Automatic-Click® system is simply great and so easy to work with.
Swell-resistant lamellas and all-round edge impregnation ensure outstanding edge swelling protection.
The transformation from religious to private space was planned and implemented with considerable mindfulness and sensitivity.
The engineered wood flooring Eco Balance – Thermo oak wide plank adheres to the values of sustainability and has been certified by Blue Angel, PEFCTM, Real Wood and is an ECO INSTITUTE TESTED PRODUCT.
The former office room, being a small room for retreat, succeeds as a bedroom thanks to the subtle harmony of clay paint and the dark engineered wood flooring Eco Balance Thermo oak.
The texture is not smooth, but has a universal wood texture embossing. "The oiled surface is very pleasant underfoot," reveals Martina H.