With over 25 years of commercial experience, Forté has established itself as a trusted partner for architects, architectural designers, developers, fitout companies, and flooring contractors in New Zealand. Our mission is to deliver exceptional timber flooring products for multi-residential, retail, hospitality, and other commercial projects.

At Forté, we understand the importance of finding the perfect wood flooring solution for your commercial project. We have a team of experts dedicated to providing the highest level of service, expert knowledge and advice to ensure a seamless experience for you and your clients.

Our collections are designed to offer durability, versatility, and optimum moisture resistance, available in a wide range of colours and styles. Additionally, we provide customised solutions tailored to meet the demands of high-traffic spaces.

We take pride in our collaborations with prestigious professional specifiers in New Zealand, including renowned names like Jack McKinney Architects, Warren and Mahoney, Jasmax and Virginia Fisher Designs. Our expertise has been showcased in various commercial projects such as the DLA Piper Auckland Office, Origine, Queenstown Country Club, and our own award-winning Auckland Showroom and Experience Centre.

What we do

Our commercial team

Carlo Piesse Carlo Piesse

Carlo Piesse

Commercial Business Development

Carlo, director and valued member of the Forté family, brings a wealth of expertise with 15 years of experience in the timber flooring industry. Throughout his career, he has gained extensive knowledge in various technical areas across the business. This has enabled him to grasp the specifications and technical intricacies of our engineered wood flooring, panelling collections, and Millboard decking range.

His leadership role within the NPD team has provided him with practical, hands-on experience in developing new collections and supervising the overseas manufacturing process. Additionally, he has actively contributed to the design of innovative products, while also making trips to multiple overseas manufacturers to ensure processes are followed and that we’re providing premium quality products to the market.

Carlo is also responsible for nurturing and managing new client relationships in the commercial space.

Felix Piesse Felix Piesse

Felix Piesse

Commercial Specification Consultant

Now based at our Auckland Showroom and Experience Centre, Felix has several years of experience in the timber flooring industry. He possesses a deep understanding of our products, the specification process, and the industry.

Known for his friendly and approachable demeanour, he excels at building rapport with clients to ensure a seamless experience and finding the right solution for their project. Whether you’re a current client or have collaborated with us in the past, Felix is the go-to person to address your needs and provide expert guidance on specifying Forté products.

Why work with us?

Premium Collections

We offer an exceptional range of durable collections, designed to meet the demands of high-traffic spaces at an affordable price. Testing and Product Development are at the forefront of what we do. With continuous innovating and improvement of our finishes, our flooring surfaces are the most water-tight and durable they have ever been.

Dedicated Support

Care and respect are at the foundation of how we work, ensuring quality support is available at every stage of your project. Our team of experts are dedicated to creating a seamless experience for you and your clients. Forté also offer a helpful aftercare service to ensure you have the support you need after your floor has been installed.


We have over 25 years’ experience working on commercial, multi-residential, hospitality, and retail projects. This gives us the knowledge, expertise, and care required to help you find the right flooring solution.

Custom Solutions

We offer custom flooring solutions that allow our clients to curate unique products that are just right for their project. Whatever your needs, we can bring your vision to life. 

Book a consultation

If you have any questions about our products or need help with your project, book a consultation with our commercial team of experts.
Carlo Piesse
Carlo Piesse
Commercial Business Development
Felix Piesse
Felix Piesse
Commercial Specification Consultant