Parquet floors by wood4floors® –Elegant parquet flooring, inlaid marquetry parquet panels and herringbone flooring low profile blocks, solid oak blocks, engineered herringbone blocks, basketweave panels, Versailles Panels
Herringbone parquet blocks
Traditional herringbone or parquet blocks are supplied as individual pieces or essentially small wood planks or blocks sometimes referred to as woodblock. They can be manufactured in either solid wood or indeed engineered wood with the latter having the advantage of less expansion and useable over underfloor heating. Various Wood species are available but mainly oak hardwood is used with a variety of textures and colours. These blocks are particularly popular in pre-finished oils or varnish which cut down the cost of sanding and finishing on site.
Blocks are available in tongue and groove or sometimes click systems are used but in our opinion this type of hardwood flooring installation should be glued down to a flat and level sub-floor – often a plywood base is used. Rewmar polymer flexible adhesive which we stock in our warehouse is particularly suitable. Borders,marquetry and inlays can be installed with the blocks to give a luxurious and traditional look.
To achieve an outstanding look always use a professional floor fitter with levelling and layout of this flooring material a priority in its final appearance. Special flooring tools are required during installation to accurately align the individual patterns required by the customer. Heating systems should be accessed for selection of the correct type of blocks and avoiding cupping, crowning or shrinkage of the final parquet. Moisture measurement and environmental readings should be taken to ensure a fault free wood flooring installation.