about us

We’re an exerienced team dedicated to offering our clients sophisticated solutions and excellent service.

the bestwood story.

BESTWOOD was established in 2005 by my father, Paul Solomon, and myself.

Our showroom is in Cape Town.

We offer a curated selection of aspirational architectural finishes.
 

Over the past eighteen years, we have collaborated with architects, interior designers, and discerning clients throughout Southern Africa, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, the UAE, and the Indian Ocean Islands of Mauritius and Seychelles.

Interior flooring by Hakwood:

It has been our privilege to partner with leading hardwood floor designers and makers, Hakwood, for nearly two decades.

The artisans at this Dutch company create timeless floor, stair, wall and ceiling finishes by leveraging traditional craftsmanship and innovation.

Hakwood’s creations are installed in high profile residential and commercial settings world-wide and their reputation among the foremost architects and interior designers is outstanding, as is their enviable global portfolio of excellent projects. 

Interior flooring by Bjelin:

We introduced Hardened Wood Flooring by Swedish innovators, Bjelin, to the South African market in 2022.

It has been gratifying to see the value that Bjelin’s wide, long floor boards in European Oak, Ash and American Walnut have added to countless clients’ projects. 

 

 

 

 

Seen by many as the future of natural wood flooring, Bjelin’s patented processes result in naturally attractive wood flooring that is more robust and less costly than traditional equivalents. 

We look forward to introducing additional product categories by Bjelin soon…

Exterior decking:

Our “pre-weathered” exterior DECKING solutions are based on FSC-accredited natural timbers, enhanced using proprietary methods in the Netherlands, and are made to outperform all others. 

Benguela decking (and related pergola components) by BESTWOOD is a world-first, sustainable, dimensionally stable, enduring and beautiful natural timber solution to exterior timber applications that age unevenly. 

Service:

We remain enthused by the incredible talents and dedication of our world-renowned brand partners.

By leveraging our teams’ high level of personal service and experience, we look forward to enhancing the lives of many more clients by elevating the spaces they interact with. 

Barry Solomon

Co-founder & Co-director

WHY WORK WITH WOOD?

+ INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Contributing to a healthy interior, Hakwood’s Duoplank® flooring is certified for multiple healthy interior climate labels, which apply to all project sectors.

+ SCRATCH RESISTANCE
Selected scratch-resistant flooring by Hakwood significantly reduces the risk of abrasion and is particularly suitable for restaurants, retail, and busy homes.

+ STATIC LOAD
Strong enough to be used as bridging planks in many building categories, a multi-ply substrate of high-quality birch and our gluing method contribute to the strength of Hakwood’s Duoplank®.

+ SLIP RESISTANCE
Unique surface treatments by Hakwood improve slip resistance, making them particularly suitable for restaurants, commercial spaces, and retail shops.

+ REACTION TO FIRE
Fire resistance is crucial for building safety requirements. Hakwood’s Duoplank® is categorized as Cfl-s1 for Europe and is suitable for commercial and residential projects.

+ HEATING & COOLING
The unrivaled dimensional stability of Hakwood’s Duoplank® makes their products compatible with under-floor heating and cooling.

+ MEETING INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
Hakwood products meet the strict demands of international compliance standards. Their Duoplank® flooring holds test certificates from around the globe, substantiating the distinction of quality excellence.

+ GREEN AND SUSTAINABLE
The lasting beauty of any wood flooring begins with the timber itself. Hakwood craft their products with the utmost respect for this naturally renewable resource. Most importantly, they ensure their finishes are built to withstand the test of time.

Our Collections

hakwood

Elevate Interiors

The defining characteristic of the men and women at Hakwood is their passion for their craft.

Hakwood's commitment to product excellence, based on continuous innovation and a willingness to create where others merely imitate, is a testament to its renown as a global leader in the design and craftsmanship of luxurious natural finishes.

The Hakwood DuoPlank is today’s standard in dimensionally stable engineered wood flooring. DuoPlank offers the look and feel of a solid wood floor, stair element, or ceiling cladding, combined with the installation flexibility of an expertly engineered solution.

Browse Flooring by Dutch Artisans, Hakwood BROWSE CATALOGUE

Bjelin Flooring

Innovation from Sweden

We are excited to announce our new & exclusive partnership with innovators, Bjelin from Sweden.

Bjelin's flooring takes premium natural materials, including European Oak, European Ash and American Walnut to new and creative realms.

The Bjelin range features the patented Woodura® surface technology and 5G® Dry™ floor locking system — making their wood floors stronger than traditional alternatives, and a breeze to install — all at a great price.

Browse Flooring by Swedish Innovators, Bjelin Browse catalogue

browse the bestwood flooring

Browse our complete range of hardwood flooring – which can be viewed at our Cape Town Showroom.

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Lena

By Hakwood

Conte

By Hakwood

Chaumont

By Hakwood

Beynac

By Hakwood

Amboise

By Hakwood

Allegro

By Hakwood

Aura

By Hakwood

Tranquility

By Hakwood

Valor

By Hakwood

Vivaldi

By Hakwood

Heritage

By Hakwood

Promise

By Hakwood

Locke

By Hakwood

Forza

By Hakwood

Oak, Earth Grey

By Bjelin

Lena

By Hakwood

Conte

By Hakwood

Chaumont

By Hakwood

Beynac

By Hakwood

Amboise

By Hakwood

Allegro

By Hakwood

Aura

By Hakwood

Tranquility

By Hakwood

Valor

By Hakwood

Vivaldi

By Hakwood

Heritage

By Hakwood

Promise

By Hakwood

Locke

By Hakwood

Forza

By Hakwood

Oak, Earth Grey

By Bjelin

our commitment
to you

We know that well designed and patiently crafted finishes contribute to a healthy indoor climate and, thereby, your well-being.

What is more, the opportunity to express one’s tastes by selecting unique architectural elements and sophisticated décor is a rare gift.

We are committed to guiding our clients by leveraging our experience in the modern built environment and our shared passion for the wonder of natural materials; for craftsmanship that bestows enduring value, and for iconic design.

see our hard wood floors in real life

Bestwood collaborate with leading design firms on high-profile projects across residential and commercial settings. Each application requires a specific aesthetic and functional specification, from luxurious lodges in Tanzania and Botswana to contemporary retreats on the Atlantic Seaboard.

constantia 1

Residential

camps bay 2

Residential

xigera safari lodge

Commercial