Accent Wall Installation In Our DC-Area Showroom – Hard Wax Oiled, Wire Brushed, High-Character Engineered Oak From Provenza

Some things are just plain fun. Choosing stunning material for an accent wall and seeing the project go from paper to reality is one of those fun things and it never gets old.

This stunning accent wall is in our Beltsville, Maryland showroom entry is a real attention-getter! Big thanks to the folks at Provenza for supplying the material – Studio Moderno, Cavalli.

The good folks from Provenza worked with us to select a unique engineered floor for an accent wall in our showroom entry area. The Studio Moderno line had everything we were looking for – wire-brushed, high-character, cracks, knots, lots of color variation from plank-to-plank, and a hard-wax oil finish that penetrates the woods pores instead of sitting on top. This finish results in the most natural look. Some would call this “barn wood” but it’s not reclaimed.

Here’s a closeup showing the plank variation and grain stunning grain.

Closeup of oil finished wood accent wall
Look at that sexy grain! Wire brushing, combined with the hard wax oil finish = stunning.
Closeup of Provenza engineered Studio Moderno wire brushed oak wood flooring
Here is a closeup view showing the top layer and effect of wire brushing. It removes some of the softer grain and really adds to the look.

Here are some photos of the process:


Staggering the joints is key. I wouldn’t have minded more short pieces, but you won’t hear me complain about this one.
While using glue AND nails may seem like overkill, this location is just inside the main entrance and experiences wild temperature fluctuations. Better safe than sorry! Besides, we’re not planning on taking it down… ever!

We chose to use Mapei’s ECO373 fast-grab adhesive as well as nails to ensure a clean installation. Now that it’s finished, everyone who walks by comments on it.
What do you think?

Call 385-474-5352 or
Email Chris to let him know!

Chris with Reina the wonderdog GSD
Chris Moline LEED AP, CAPS is our General Manager of Retail Sales

Author: carpet1beltsville

Chris Moline is our General Manager of Retails sales. He's a former active-duty Marine, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu purple belt under Carlos Catania at Bowie MMA, and father of three amazing children.

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