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Floors of Old

“If you can imagine it, we can create it”
It’s time to put down your signature to the luxury of a wood floor you always imagined – with Floors of Old Ltd, it’s now possible.

Our showroom is based in Nicosia inside the walls, North Cyprus.
Here we offer everything from planning, designing and applying your dream wood floor…
Whether it’s a classic herringbone, the latest in nostalgia, trend-setting Art Deco, or perhaps exploring a more modern minimalist trend, we are here, ready to deck it for you! Floors of Old considers wood flooring a lifestyle; a dauntingly beautiful, cool, and timeless investment. Our doors are now open!

Floors of Old

Established in England, Floors of Old comes with a reputable long standing reputation, and has now made the bold move to this sunny Mediterranean island, with a sister company established in the heart of the old Nicosia centre. A unique quality style of company, with the knowledge and knowhow of over twenty years. Our company profile has proudly earned a high clientele and claim to our artistic signature in design, so when it comes to the signature of wood floors, we are at the top and our track record proves it.

Adored Excellence
International Celebrity Homes; Historical Museum Buildings; World Famous Department Stores in England; Fashion Houses Iconic Labels, all have had the magical touch of Floors of Old. Pride of place, World class brand-names and celebrities adorn our clientele list.

Floors of Old
Managing director and owner Kerim Kuyucu.

“The mainstream idea that wood does not blend with heat is a falsehood”.
New Cyprus Magazine conducts an interview the managing director and owner, Kerim Kuyucu, at his showroom and we are welcomed with a charming smile and flair of big entrepreneurship personality. We chat over a cup of coffee as if we had been friends for a long time. Kerim is very charged and fits the bill, yet down to earth, a grounded professional with a gentleman manner. We ask why and how he came to set up his business in North Cyprus. “The reason I came to settle in North Cyprus is quite simple. My wife and I have roots in Cyprus, and much of our family and background has been carved out from the passion of this island. Therefrom, I knew it was only time before we made the permanent move to return to the relaxed beauty this island holds for us here. I have been visiting the island since I can remember, and always knew at a later stage in my life, I would one day come and settle here with my wife and two children, and we did.”

Kerim also believes that the future of North Cyprus lies with international bridges for a guaranteed economy. “My curiosity and creativity in natural wood is my passion, and it quickly became apparent that the island did not have the styling and knowledge when it comes to wood floors. The decision was easy, we combined the two; lifestyle and new venture. The latest trends in the world show wood to add a touch of artistry and class, whether it is in London, Paris, New York; all the best floors are wood floors, and not least, it is a life investment.”

About Us
“I started out working for a group of companies that owned global brands such as Giorgio Armani, DKNY, Guess, Bulgari, Prada, Nobu Restaurant, the Halkin & Metropolitan hotels and many other brands and properties. My job was to organise, not only best cost practices, but also introduce an infrastructure and purchasing policy throughout the organisation,” Kerim tells us.

“In 1999, I went into the contract flooring industry and attacked it using the same knowledge I had gained in my previous positions. It proved to be successful and in 2010 I started my own company, based in London and Hertfordshire. My aim was to offer world class quality products and service to an industry that wasn’t used to it!

“I decided it would be wise to bring our quality of products and service to North Cyprus. Having witnessed first-hand what was available here, we thought it would be a great idea to introduce real, world class quality timber flooring, to the up and coming market in North Cyprus. I still run the administration of our UK office from Cyprus, with help from one of our managers in the UK for site meetings and sales etc.”

Floors of Old

“Over the years, we, at Floors of Old, have worked for many global and internationally recognised institutes and celebrities alike, such as Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery, Sir John Soanes Museum, Kensington Palace, Harrods, Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Opera House, Mercedes Benz and Rolex, to name a few.

“Having established our UK market, we decided to bring our brand and products to North Cyprus in 2014. We originally opened our first showroom in Çatalköy but decided to move to Lefkosa instead about 18 months ago because it was more commercial. We are now based in the centre of the Old Town Lefkosa, near to the Büyük Han and Kumarceli Han, in an up-and-coming vibrant area of our capital city. Our showroom is based in an old Evkaf building that we have restored sympathetically to the surrounding area.

“We have also brought not only our top quality products and expertise to North Cyprus but also our world class machines which are completely dust free, so can we supply and lay new flooring and also renovate existing floors to the best standard in the world, without dust, which is very important when working in an environment where the public can access or are nearby.

“We work alongside many worldwide manufacturers and I tend to visit each and every one of our suppliers to ensure quality and continuity of service. Our flooring comes from all over the world but mainly continental Europe, places such as Italy, France, Romania, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, and Denmark.”

Types of Flooring & Decking
“We also offer international standard Sprung Sports Flooring, complete with Court Line Markings and these floors come with a manufacturers’ 25 year warranty.

“We have many exclusivity contacts with our international manufacturers here in Cyprus and Turkey and only recently, have introduced an innovative and unique decking product that can be laid by any person, with or without DIY skills.”

This product is considered a premium product in the decking market for many reasons;
– It can be laid by layman and professional alike.
– It is made from solid hardwood ash that has been smoked and cured (as opposed to the particle board quality normally found here).
– It can withstand extreme heat, cold and water.
– It can be laid almost anywhere, over tiles, plywood, marble, concrete etc.
– The design allows the pattern to be changed when the owner gets bored with the design, without damage to either the subfloor or decking itself.
– This product can also be moved and re-sited when it is no longer required in an area.
“We envisage this product being used primarily on roof terraces, apartment balconies, restaurants, spas and any other location where normal decking is required,” Kerim explains.

Other products offered at Floors of Old:
– Solid and engineered hardwood and softwood flooring.
– Bespoke wooden marquetry design flooring.
– Herringbone, Chevron and many other designs.
– Curved edge flooring (unique and green 4% waste from tree to floor).
– Extra wide and extra-long hardwood engineered flooring up to 600mm wide x 15m long, (the largest sizes of timber flooring in the world).
– A choice of any colour wood flooring, no limitations.

Contact Information
Floors of Old
North Cyprus Office & Showroom
5 Yavuz SELIM Sokak, Lefkosa
0090 533 844 1146
www.floorsofold.co.uk
kerim@floorsofold.co.uk
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At the age of ten Sophia moved from Sweden in 1998 and has since lived in several locations around the world including Spain, and has been residing in North Cyprus for four years now. Her educational background is in marketing, hotel management and real estate, and she now works as a real estate agent and is editor in chief for New Cyprus Magazine. If you any questions for Sophia, please write to: sophia@newcyprusmagazine.com.