This is a parquetry floor that we supplied and installed (Castell pattern), but the border was a soldier course with an additional black feature line, which is different to the more usual double row of blocks or single board border.
With a traditional herringbone parquet floor with a double row border, curves are usually broken down into a series of angles. However, it is possible to fabricate a curved border after taking a template of the curve. It matches the bottom step, but does involve a lot of extra work.
We laid the parquetry floor in this room, and decided that it would complement the floor if we continued the patterns up this small flight of steps which were within the room so would always be seen next to the floor. Again, it was a complicated job, but very satisfying to complete.
This simple design was built up on site, to make a feature in the herringbone parquet floor. More complicated designs, such as a circular compass can be fabricated off-site on a computer controlled laser cutter. In this way designs of any complexity can be created.
We laid this herring bone floor in Jatoba, and then installed this compass design, fabricated off site by a specialist company using five different woods, and then inserted and finished with the floor.
We laid this character oak floor in a church, and produced this octagonal layout around the font as an additional feature. We gave the floor an aged look with the finish.