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Herringbone - Basket Weave - Brick - Ship's Deck - Finger Mosaic - Strip

Beautiful soft and hardwood parquet floors carefully refinished and sealed with oil, wax and lacquer.

Owners of properties built between the 1930s and 1970s are often pleasantly surprised to discover a parquet floor beneath old carpets they have pulled up. It will look dull and sad - but sanding can quickly transform it back to its original beauty.Asthma Safe, Per-Friendly Products, Clean Green Planet & Child-Safe Products

A parquet floor is a valuable asset to your property. An equivalent new floor may cost up to £145 per square metre for supply & install.  And this can be just for the basic herringbone or basket weave pattern.

Parquet Floor Sanding procedure requires use a variety of specialist sanding and buffing machines, including small handheld models, to restore the floor and finally produce a high gloss, satin or matt finish. It is quite a task a the grain of the wood runs in all directions, especially when it comes to staining it.


Parquet floor restoration in London is highly skilled trade

Parquet floor sanding in progress







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Parquet Floor Repair

Parquet floor repair beforeParquet floors are among the most durable of all wooden Green Products floor types. The blocks require little maintenance other than to reglue any that have become unstuck. This is usually straightforward but sometimes we will need to level the subfloor - especially when bitumen removal has damaged the concrete.

Blocks are most likely to have been glued with black hot bitumen emulsion.  
As this is a product no longer permitted, all traces have to be removed and modern glue used to reapply the blocks.

Parquet flooring repair after. Amazing transformation :)We can replace blocks with those in secluded areas of another room that is not being restored. Or we source those of similar vintage and quality from our extensive national network of reclaimed wood suppliers.  

Sometimes this can be a challenge. An office building in London had a floor with an area of blocks missing. We eventually found the right blocks to match in Nottingham.

Parquet blocks in the old imperial sizes vary considerably. These were twice the size – so we had to cut each block in half! The effort proved worthwhile - as the restored parquet floor is the perfect complement to the modern glass-partitioned offices.

Gap filling between parquet blocks

Parquet flooring gap filling with mix of resin and sand dustThis is a personal preference, but gaps can be filled by mixing dust from the second sanding with a resin wood filler.  

The final sanding smooths down the whole floor including the recently-filled gaps.


Parquetry sealing with lacquer, hardwax or oil.

Parquet floor sealing/varnishing in progress. It requires 3 coats of lacquer with intermediate buffing between the coatsAs with timber, the finish can be hardwearing polyurethaneZurich Insured lacquer -
or hard wax or oil. The floor’s natural beauty is best brought out by hard wax. It penetrates the wood and leaves an attractive non-glossy finish.

Ask us for advice on the finish you want – and let us demonstrate the properties of all the sealants.


Regular cleaning & maintenance of your parquet flooring.

Cleaning Parquet FloorsParquet floors are very easy to clean. Just brush and mop Environmental Choicewith a damp mop when necessary.

Upright vacuum cleaners are best avoided - as grit particles in the spinning brushes can scratch the surface.


Materials & Types

Parquetry is a geometric mosaic of wood pieces used for decorative
effect. Its twParquet floor sanding of all types and patterns: basket, square, herringboneo main uses lie in veneer patterns on furniture (ie marquetry – with curved and natural shapes) - and block patterns for floors.

The patterns of parquet flooring are entirely geometrical and angular -squares, triangles, lozenges. Herringbone is the most popular parquet flooring pattern.

Timber that has a strong contrast in colour and grain, such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine and maple, is sometimes used. Richly-coloured mahogany and other tropical hardwoods also occur in the more expensive parquet.
Bamboo is a popular material for modern floors.


ParPARQUET FLOOR SANDINGquet flooring dates from the late 17th centuryReduce, Reuse & Recycle in France at the Palace of Versailles. It developed as a response to the problems caused by marble flooring. Its need for constant washing tended to rot the wooden joists beneath the floors.




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    Latest pictures of your parquet floor restoration projects:  

Parquet floor sanding before 

Parquet floor sanding after 

 Herringbone oak floor before sanding and sealing 3 strip engineered oak floor after sanding and sealing with 3 coats of Junckeers HP Commercial matt lacquer 
Very original parquet flooring before renovation  The bad floor turned into beautifully finished lime washed flooring which our customer liked a lot. 



Original parquet floor before sanding 

 Original parquet floor after sanding, buffing and recoating with 3 layers of clear satin lacquer

 Parquet staircase before Parquet staircase after sanding, staining with Blanchon colour and finishing with 3 coats of hardwax oil 

Negleted parquet flooring before restoration 

Parquet floor after restoration, sanding staining with walnut colour and 3 coats of clear satin varnish 

 Reclaimed pine parquet floor before installation and resurfacing  Reclaimed pine parquet blocks after gluing down, sanding, gap filling woth resin and 3 coats of Osmo hardwax oil.
Parquet oak floor before renovation  Parquet oak flooring after sanding, gap filling and varnishing with 3 coats of clear satin seal


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