Oak Herringbone Project

New oak herringbone parquet installation.
 

Living room floor (30 square meters). Floor previously covered with carpet. 

Works done by us:

 

1. Subfloor and room preparation:

  • Lifting the carpet along with the underlay and grippers, 

  • Heavily scrubbing the subfloor using machine with wire pad- to remove the old adhesive,

  • Cleaning and vacuuming the subfloor,

  • Sealing the subfloor against moisture using liquid Sika rapid DPM- Damp Proof Membrane,

  • Undercutting existing skirting boards and door frames to go with the wood underneath, leaving expansion gap at perimeter of the floor.

 

 

2. Installation:

  • Herringbone installation of the main area of the floor- middles up to the walls making it ready for cutting the border,

  • Parquet blocks installed using Lecol adhesive,

  • Cutting the border,

  • Installing double row border,

  • Fitting cork strips next to the stone fireplace hearth and next to the plastic window frames to allow wood to expand,

  • Fitting solid oak threshold between new parquet floor and dining room tiles preserving expansion gap.

 

3. Sanding:

  • Rough Dust-free sanding for taking all height differences between each individual blocks,

  • Filling any of the gaps between blocks using resin mixed with fine oak dust and checking for any imperfections,

  • Fine sanding to take any excess of the filler,

  • Polishing to remove any sanding lines and marks,

  • Sanding threshold, cork strips and corners,

  • Vacuuming the floor and preparing it for staining,

 

4. Finishing:

  • Staining the floor, cork strips and threshold using Morrels Light Fast Wood stain in Medium oak colour,

  • Applying Bona Primer Classic to prepare floor for the lacquer,

  • Lacquering the floor with the clear Bona Mega waterborne lacquer in Silkmatt sheen level,

  • Allowing floor to dry overnight 

  • In the meantime staining and lacquering special oak pipe ferrules to fit them around any radiator pipe (coming through the new parquet floor) covering expansion gap around the pipe,

  • After leaving first coats of lacquer to dry overnight, floor has been buffered to remove any roughness of the previous lacquer layer and provide key for the topcoat,

  • Applying top coat of the clear Bona Mega lacquer in Silkmatt finish,

  • After letting the floor to dry installation of previously prepared pipe ferrules.

 

5. Aftercare:

  • Maintenance Instructions provided (how to care about newly installed, lacquered oak floor)

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Reclaimed Teak Project

Reclaimed teak wood obtained from old mosaic parquet, installed as herringbone parquet.

Ground level floors (53 square meters). Floor previously uncovered- mastic asphalt exposed. 

Works done by us:

 

1. Subfloor and room preparation:

  • Grinding high spots and levelling lower spots to create good subfloor level prior to installation,

  • Cleaning and vacuuming the subfloor,

  • Sealing the subfloor against moisture using liquid Sika rapid DPM- Damp Proof Membrane,

2. Installation:

  • Checking reclaimed wood pieces and preparing them for installation,

  • Herringbone installation of the main area of the floor- middles up to the walls (no border)

  • Parquet blocks installed using Lecol adhesive,

  • Fitting cork strips next to the stone fireplace hearth and next to the plastic window frames to allow wood to expand,

  • Herringbone continuation throughout all of the doorways (no thresholds or soldier course)

 

3. Sanding:

  • Rough Dust-free sanding for taking all height differences between each individual blocks,

  • Filling any of the gaps between blocks using resin mixed with fine teak dust and checking for any imperfections,

  • Fine sanding to take any excess of the filler,

  • Polishing to remove any sanding lines and marks,

  • Sanding cork strips and corners,

  • Vacuuming the floor and preparing it for oiling,

 

4. Finishing:​

  • Floor finished with two coats of clear Osmo Polyx Hardwax Oil in Silkmatt finish

 

5. Aftercare:

  • Maintenance Instructions for oiled floor provided.

 
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Floorboards Restoration Project

Original pine floorboards renovation throughout entire apartment 

Floors (110 square meters) previously covered with carpets. 

Works done by us:

 

1. Removing old floor coverings and exposing floorboards:

  • Lifting carpets along with underlay,

  • Removing gripper rods,

2. Floorboards preparation:

  • Fixing all lose boards,

  • Replacing broken planks,

  • Infilling missing places with reclaimed pine wood,

  • Removing old nails and staples from the surface of the wood.

 

3. Sanding:

  • Rough Dust-free sanding for taking all height differences, 

  • Filling any of the gaps between blocks using resin mixed with fine pine dust and checking for any imperfections,

  • Fine sanding to take any excess of the filler,

  • Polishing to remove any sanding lines and marks,

  • Vacuuming the floor and preparing it for oiling.

 

4. Finishing:​

  • Floor finished with two coats of clear Osmo Polyx Hardwax Oil in Silkmatt finish

 

5. Aftercare:

  • Maintenance Instructions for oiled floor provided.

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