Owner thought order was a prank

Firm floored by request to furnish 007 set

Wooden FloorScottish businessman Richard Snape thought an order he received from Pinewood Studios could be a prank. it not only turned out to be genuine, it was to furnish the set of James Bond’s new film Spectre.

Mr Snape, co-founder of The Wooden Floor Store, was delighted to secure a £30,000 contract to supply 2,000sq m of grey laminate wooden panels featured in a scene set in a luxury Austrian hotel.

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

Mr Snape, Co-Founder and Director of The Wooden Floor Store, 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.

Wooden Floor at Pinewood“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.”

Mr Snape’s business partner and fellow co-founder, Ross Nicholl, explained what the deal means to the company. “Landing a client of this size and stature has been incredible. Since supplying the boards for Daniel Craig and his co-stars to tread, we’ve had a number of follow-up inquiries.

“It’s not every day that you get an opportunity like this. We booked out an entire cinema screening and took around 200 of our friends, family and customers.

 “Since Richard and I had seen the set, we knew which scenes our products featured in. I am very proud that we could play a small part in such a prestigious film.”

Mr Snape and Mr Nicholl launched the firm in 2000 after leaving university and it now has stores in Glasgow, Paisley and Edinburgh.


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