shutterstock_1383763634Parquet floor has an interesting past and stems from the French word parqueterie. Its history spans all the way back into the 1600’s. Parquet flooring are essentially small blocks or strips of wood planks which are laid to make a pattern. This routine could be geometric or regular and can produce some of the most spectacular flooring and has been likened to mosaic floors.

Whilst it’s often the advice that placing a parquet floor should not be an experience for a DIY’er, this is also the case for restoring them. Due to the manner which they’re laid and the fact that sometimes individual boards or cubes can be damaged, DIY restoration is steeped with challenges.

It may be that some blocks have become loose over time. Before any wood recovery or floor refurbishing work commencing, all boards must be checked to ensure they are appropriately fixed.

We had been asked to fully restore this lovely Parquet floor. This routine type is named Herringbone and is arguably among the most popular pattern types. It remains to be very popular and can be seen in many high-end properties.

Much like a lot of our other finished tasks, this floor stripping job was a part of a larger renovation project. The floor was introduced and our customer identified the possibility from the ground straight away. They were amazingly accurate with their eyesight and when the previous coatings and layers were eliminated, the gorgeous planks were shown.

The grain pattern and standard quality of those boards were all incredible. They were hidden under other floor forms for so long their prospective had been abandoned. We constantly look to provide guidance on general cleaning when the planks are restored and completed. Wood flooring should be cleaned with a blot and a moist cloth.

If you’d like to find out more about our floor sanding service we invite you to call now on 020 3369 0825.


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