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Herringbone parquet flooring - anyone installed it?

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RubyRedRuby Sun 12-Feb-17 20:33:44

Needs to be engineered oak or suitable to go over underfloor heating - not averse to karndean etc either. I'm a bit overwhelmed at the choice on t'internet, not sure where to start.

Thanks.

Fourbyfour Sun 12-Feb-17 20:38:31

This is no help as I've not done it, but I love the look!

RubyRedRuby Sun 12-Feb-17 20:40:04

LOL fourbyfour, me too grin

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 20:40:40

Yes I have some throughout my ground floor. It's lovely! Got mine from a local firm but the one I bought is widely available online Google 80 x 350 x 18 mm lacquered engineered herringbone oak and it comes up in 10 or so stores (pack size is 1.68m2).

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 20:41:40

Pics this time!

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 20:43:03

We even made stair treads out of it:

RubyRedRuby Sun 12-Feb-17 20:45:00

Lovely dynerovan! Do you have a link to it or a brand name? Thanks.

Nan0second Sun 12-Feb-17 20:45:32

That's gorgeous. How much ballpark?
I'm looking for our kitchen...

OohNoDooEy Sun 12-Feb-17 20:46:14

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omnishamblesssssssssssssss Sun 12-Feb-17 20:49:19

That's just what I want! Who installed it?

RubyRedRuby Sun 12-Feb-17 21:23:42

Thanks!

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 21:31:02

There is no brand name as lots of stores seem to sell the same one. We ran out and had to source more so I ended up phoning many of them. Most said back in stock mid Feb. This is not the place I ordered from but is the same floor. www.luxuryflooringandfurnishings.co.uk/80mm-pearl-satin-lacquered-herringbone-engineered-oak-wood-flooring-18-4mm-thick.html

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 21:32:13

Our builder's team did it. So just his general chippy. It's lovely, Everytime I look at it I feel happy!

dynevoran Sun 12-Feb-17 21:33:40

The one I linked is 39 per sq m. And you have to add more wastage than normal as it can require more cuts and it's harder to use the cut pieces up than with normal straight boards.

Kiroro Mon 13-Feb-17 10:01:09

I love herringbone!

1930sHousewife Mon 13-Feb-17 21:39:03

What are your thoughts on Chevron? This is what we decided on after months of research on Herringbone flooring. Not quite at the stage of installing yet however as its in planks its very straight forward to lay (and considerably cheaper) than parquet blocks

RubyRedRuby Mon 13-Feb-17 22:40:43

I like chevron but prefer herringbone. Damn my expensive tastes wink grin

dynevoran Tue 14-Feb-17 08:05:53

I like both. I think Chevron pulls your eye down the centre line whereas herringbone has less of a direction /focal point. So depends on the room maybe?

Kiroro Tue 14-Feb-17 09:26:42

I actually really like chevron. I do think with both chevron and herringbone the bigger the space the nicer it looks. Slightly wasted on a small sitting room where it will be covered with sofa and coffee table and TC bench.

look at how nice some of these chevron floors are

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