Project: Oak Parquet Flooring Fitted & Finished with Osmo Terra
Before The Works
During the initial site survey of this project it became clear that the client would prefer the new parquet flooring to be installed below the skirting boards throughout the house. The original skirting 250 mm tall skirting boards in some of the rooms on the ground floor would have to be replaced completely after the walls are partially replastered and some of the skirting boards in hallway to be preserved and cut safely at the bottom to accommodate new flooring below.
The level of the original floorboards throughout was made to level throughout with the help of 12 mm plywood.
How We Did It...
Small amount of the floorboards were lacking support, so these were replaced with reclaimed pine floorboards to preserce the character of the original floors, before the entire floor was plied-down with 12 mm plywood.
The installation of the parquet flooring went with 22 mm thick, 70x350 mm oak blocks in Prime grade throughout ground and first floor of the property with a single border around.
When single border is considered, the herringbone pattern has to be precisly cut so that only small part of the border remains under the skirting board.
The fireplace hearths in the property were finished with solid piece of timber around, which is flush to the level of the flooring, instead of the standard L-shape profile used for framing around.