Project in Detail: Loch Lomond

The design inspiration for this project was Scandinavian; the client wanted a contemporary recreational space that was completely different from the traditional look of their main house. The space was to function as a bar area as well as a home gym. With the exterior of the building being clad in Larch timber, our design team decided to use Oak timber internally. This gave a warm, homely feel to the recreational space. We used Rubio Monocoat’s Oil Plus 2C thrpughout the space as seen on the Oak flooring, wall panelling, doors, mock beams and the stair case. As well as the dart board housing! Slab doors with J style integrated handles allow for the wood details have the wow factor in this space.

Our designers at David L Douglas convinced the flooring company to use Rubio Monocoat for this project, a product they had never used before. The  Oak timber was installed raw with the finish applied on site and everyone was happy they were with the final result. “As this was one of our first big projects with Rubio Monocoat, one of the challenges we faced was consistency with coverage. We overcame this by dedicating one person to Rubio Monocoat Quality Control.



The client was unsure of using an oil product on a stair case. In order to ensure confidence in this decision, we had to do various tests and provide numerous samples, finally putting the clients mind at ease. We chose Rubio Monocoat for two reasons. 1) The colour of the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C – Mist, suited the design and specifications 2) Speed and ease of application.

The contrast of the black elements throughout the space complete the Scandinavian look. These include lighting, taps and bar cabinetry which is finished in Farrow and Ball’s Blue Black. For a sleek, elevated bar area, we used 20mm Caesarstone Misty Carrera worktops, Clearwater sink and a wall mounted Lusso Luxe Mixer Tap in Matte Black.  Finally, we  installed high end Miele appliances such as fridge, dishwasher, microwave, hob and hood.


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