Parquet Restoration Project
This parquet restoration project took place at the home of our client in Richmond, Surrey. They wanted their parquet floor restored, polished and lacquered. We addressed this and kept the job within the agreed budget.
Parquet flooring has become very popular in recent times. You’ll see it in magazines such as Architectural Digest, Vogue and other popular home design magazines. It’s made by using a collection of wood pieces placed together in a geometric mosaic for decorative effect. One of the most popular designs is that of the herringbone. Other designs include lozenges, triangles, square. When curved shapes are used, the style is known as marquetry.
Parquet floors need limited maintenance
Fortunately, most parquet flooring needs very little maintenance performed, beyond cleaning. It was originally introduced around 1684 in Versailles in Paris. Designed as a replacement for marble flooring, parquet didn’t need to be constantly washed. This resulted in the floor joists below were less likely to rot.
Contrasting timber is used such as lime, oak, cherry, maple and walnut. Sometimes the more expensive tropical hardwoods are used such as mahogany and on occasion, bamboo. These days, cold adhesives are used instead of the hot bitumen of days gone by.
To keep clean, wooden floors need just a broom and a mop. Vacuum cleaners can cause scratching and wear especially if any grit is caught up between the machine and floor.
If you’re looking for parquet restoration or installation, we can help. Our relationship with parquet flooring specialists enable us to source flooring at highly favourable rates which we can then pass onto you, our customers.
It’s also possible to have underfloor heating installed with a floor of this type.
Call us today to discuss your parquet restoration projects. Gain access our extensive experience and deep knowledge f0r advice on what needs to be done and we can also provide you with a quote.