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Boutique Narowboats | Case Study

Boutique Narrowboats

Boutique Narowboats | Case Study

The Client

Our client Boutique Narrowboats offers luxury canal boat hire. Their narrowboats feature unique interiors, modern tech and well-placed antiques, allowing you to experience our beautiful waterways in boutique hotel style.

The Brief

Boutique Narrowboats were expanding and renovating their fleet and needed to update the interiors in two of their boats to meet the quality their customers have come to know.

They tasked Michael John Flooring with helping them find the perfect flooring, something durable and easy to maintain and a look that was classy and fitted in with the luxury boutique feel.

The Flooring

Aged Oak, a luxury vinyl tile (LVT) from the Amtico Signature range, was chosen for both boats. It created a warm rustic feel with its reclaimed wood effect, and we laid it in an elegant herringbone pattern for its sophisticated and classic look.

LVT is a stylish and practical flooring product available in various designs and colourways; it's a great way to achieve a natural floor design without the challenges of traditional hard floors and laminate.

The Installation

Our landlubbing installation team had to battle the elements to get this fantastic job completed. The boats were afloat on the canal when our crew arrived and had to contend with the floor moving beneath them. But as you can see from the pictures, they did an incredible job.

Mark Lucas, Michael John Flooring Partner commented “Every once in a while a truly unique job comes along like this. Our installers have years of experience and they came into their own here, working on a moving narrowboat. The finished job looks fantastic."

What the client said

"We chose flooring from Michael John for our Boutique Narrowboats because the interior floors for our hire boats need to be beautiful as well as very hard-wearing. The advice and professionalism have been spot on at all times and the process of viewing samples in the showroom is always enjoyable. We've also been delighted with the quality of work from the fitters and will definitely be using Michael John again for our boats in the future."

Our team of designers and installers at Michael John Flooring have many years of experience dealing with many unique and challenging residential and commercial jobs. If you have a project that needs an expert touch, contact your local Michael John showroom today.

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