Flooring firm stirred by James Bond deal

Daniel Craig in action as James Bond in Spectre. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions via AP

Daniel Craig in action as James Bond in Spectre. Picture: Jonathan Olley/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions via AP

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A wooden flooring company has hit the big screen after winning a £30,000 deal to supply the set of James Bond’s latest blockbuster, Spectre.

The Wooden Floor Store shipped 2,000 square metres of grey laminate panel to London’s Pinewood Studios for a scene set in a luxury Austrian hotel.

It is understood that director Sam Mendes selected the flooring from a range of samples supplied by the business, ordering 12 pallets.

Co-founder Richard Snape said: “Initial contact was made through our online business. It wasn’t clear at first what the flooring was for, as it was a bit of an unusual request.

“We found out about 18 months ago who we were dealing with. Originally we weren’t sure whether or not it was a prank. It was incredibly exciting when we knew it was actually real.”

Snape added: “Most of our communication was done online, but we went down to Pinewood Studios in London to seal the deal. We got to see some the sets, which were incredible. No details were missed and they were kitted out with high-quality materials including high-gloss marbles.”

Business partner and fellow co-founder Ross Nicholl said the firm was “very proud that we could play a small part in such a prestigious film”.

The Wooden Floor Store has branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley, supplying the retail and trade markets. The firm, founded in 2000, also has outlets in Belfast and Lisburn, where it operates as The Wooden Floor Company.

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