Designer Morris Selvatico selected engineered oak timber from Havwoods to add a rustic appeal to the cafe design created for the Tap Espresso & Salad Bar project in Sydney.

According to Selvatico, the client wanted to introduce a rustic feel to the space to stand out from the industrial chic that had become popular in cafe design. Instead of selecting rough sawn timbers, they chose a smooth floorboard to clad walls, floors and the ceiling over the counter.

Located in the prestigious foyer of 50 Martin Place, Sydney, TAP Espresso & Salad Bar features exposed aggregate polished concrete, raw bricks, rust tiles and brass signage, with the diverse materials palette complemented by a combination of Havwoods Oak Chalet White and Oak Legacy White (special order) engineered timber flooring products, both from the Europlank range. While Oak Chalet White Midi was used for the cladding, Oak Legacy White was applied for the seating and flooring.

Selvatico also introduced a certain edgy touch to the overall look by laying the smooth, finished engineered oak timber at an angle, while white gloss tiles highlighted the main bar area.

Many of the engineered timber products from Havwoods are particularly suited to the high demands of hospitality fitouts, and are regularly specified for franchises such as Nandos and Oportos, along with many hotel lobbies and restaurants. Key reasons for their widespread use in the hospitality sector include durability, ease of maintenance, and range of products.

View the full range of products at Havwoods showrooms in Sydney and Melbourne.