This was an oak chevron floor, with smaller blocks than is often seen with this type of floor, but which was appropriate for the size of room.
This was a listed building being restored on behalf of Liverpool University, and we supplied bespoke oak parquet blocks to the exact size of the original blocks, which were not salvageable.
A lot of sub-floor preparation was required, and installing the blocks in the large circular room was a slow job, but very satisfying to complete.
This was an interesting job, where an original parquetry floor had been removed from a listed building, and as part of a refurbishment an exact copy of the original floor had to be put back. Working from a single photo of the old floor we reproduced the design, had the panels manufactured to pattern and installed the floor.
We copied this pattern from a picture the customer showed us in a magazine, and produced the panels. It was installed over underfloor heating, and was made from engineered boards to minimise the seasonal movement.
This is the most popular of all the parquet designs, and looks particularly attractive in prime oak. The floor has the 2-line border in Merbau, which was steamed so that it could be bent around the curve of the bay.
We manufactured these panels in our workshop, and installed them in this hallway, with a plainoak border and feature line of Wenge.
These unusual parquet blocks, obtained by the customer, were laid in a basket weave pattern, and the blocks with a line of cork built into them were inserted in an asymmetric but regular configuration.
This floor was laid diagonally in an L-shaped hall, so that the pattern looked just as good in either part of the hall. The finish was hardwax oil.
This is a very contemporary-looking floor consisting of many thin strips of oak (8mm wide, but 20mm thick) which is quite popular in mainland Europe, where it is known as “industrial” parquet or “on edge” parquet.