Artiste Rustic Da Vinci Plank Timber Flooring

This product is to be replaced with the Forté Artiste Grande range – Coming Soon.

Subtle tones do the talking with Da Vinci, a wide plank earthy brown timber with pale grey highlights that embue rustic charm together with artistic expression. Da Vinci's rustic-grade Oak wear layer has been smoked, resulting in a darkening of the wood colour throughout together with increased colour variation. The surface is heavily brushed to reveal the natural wood grain texture, whilst a subtle white wash lightens the overall look and provides definition to the wood grain pattern. Together with an undulating surface and original saw-markings, you have a look that is reminiscent of hand-cut timber from days gone by. Da Vinci's attractive tones are set to enrich your interior for years to come.

What is Artiste Rustic?

Artiste Rustic is a premium collection of pre-finished engineered timber flooring designed to have a rustic time-worn feel. A curated palette of five warm, contemporary colours will transform your spaces into works of art – inspired by legendary artists such as Picasso, Da Vinci, van Gogh, and Vermeer. All colours are available in 250mm wide planks, as well as Herringbone and Chevron patterns. The Artiste collection is produced in a boutique factory in Hungary, from sustainably sourced European Oak. With Artiste Rustic, natural feature such as cracks and knots are celebrated - not erased. Each plank is meticulously crafted using specialised artisan techniques such as wire brushing, hand-scraping and natural drying of knots. These techniques result in a beautiful character-filled products with undulating surfaces and deep wood-grain texture, shrunken knots and cracks and occasional saw-marks - a look reminiscent of hand-cut timber from days gone by. A durable Italian lacquer finish gives the look of a natural oil, without the need for repeated maintenance. The incredible depth and texture of Artiste Rustic products will integrate flawlessly into any classic or traditional interior, and can also be used to add character to more contemporary interiors.

  • Category
    Timber Flooring
  • Range
    Artiste Rustic Flooring - Artiste Rustic Collection 20mm European Oak Textured Flooring
Product Details
  • Collection: Artiste Rustic
  • Product Type: Engineered Plank
  • Availability: Stocked
  • Total Thickness: 20mm
  • Width: 250mm
  • Length: 2480mm and 2205mm
  • Percentage of Shorts: Up to 25%
  • Wear Layer: 5.5mm Solid Smoked European Oak* (may vary depending on surface effects)
  • Core: Birch Plywood
  • Construction: 14.5mm Engineered Core + 5.5mm Solid Smoked Oak wear layer*
  • Re-sands: Approximately 4-5 (approx. 1mm removed per re-sand)
  • Surface Texture: Undulating surface, occasional saw-markings, deep wood grain texture
  • Surface Sheen: Extra Matte
  • Bevel: Micro-bevel 4 sides
  • Status: Pre-finished (no additional coats required)
  • Finish: Italian UV Cured Lacquer
  • Species: Smoked European Oak*
  • Wood Grade: Rustic
  • Filler colour: Dark
  • Crafted in: Europe


  • The Artiste Rustic Collection is also available in: Herringbone, Chevron patterns and Stair Nosing
  • *Da Vinci, Van Gogh and Vermeer are Smoked European Oak. Picasso is European Oak (but has not been smoked).
Scope of Use

Artiste Rustic can be used on floors, walls and ceilings in both residential and commercial spaces

  • Installation Method: Glue down (double stick for multi-level)
  • Suitable Substrates: Plywood, particle board, concrete, existing timber - enquire for others
  • Joint Profile: Tongue and groove (4 sides)
  • Underfloor Heating: Hydronic Systems, Electric Systems set in screed (ensure screed suitable for UFH)
  • Wet Area Suitability: Contact the Forté team for information 0508 35 66 77
  • Suitable Applications: Flooring, walls, ceilings
  • Suitable Uses: Residential homes, hospitality, retail stores, restaurants, apartments

Artiste Collection Engineered T&G plank by Forté. 20mm thick, 250mm wide, in 2.2m and 2.48m plank lengths. Direct stick installation method onto substrate. Pre-finished with Italian UV Cured Lacquer.

  • Dimensions: 20mm H x 250 W x 2205mm / 2480mm L (mixed length)
  • Application: Flooring, Walls, Ceilings & more
  • Premium engineered timber product
  • 5.5mm Rustic grade smoked European Oak wear layer
  • Wide range of colour variation within and between boards
  • Undulating surface with occasional saw-marks
  • Shrunken knots and cracks for an authentic aged look
  • Deeply brushed surface gives texture to the wood grain
  • Durable lacquer finish with the appearance of an oil
  • Sustainably sourced, no added formaldehyde
  • Reaction to Fire (Floors): Critical Flux 2.2kw/m² (generic)
  • Reaction to Fire (Walls and Ceilings) Group 3 / Class Dfl-s1 (Group 1 can be achieved with intumescent coating)
  • Formaldehyde Emission: E0 (0.12mg/L) & CARB-2 Compliant
  • Wear Layer Density: 700kg/m³

Slip Ratings

  • AS/NZS 4586 Dry Test: Classification G, Mean COF 0.55
  • AS/NZS 4586 Wet Test: Classification X, Pendulum Mean 35 BPN
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