Elegant grey herringbone parquet completes refurbishment of recently extended semi-detached home in Merrow Park, Surrey GU4

This stylish project was part of a complete ground floor refurbishment of a house in Surrey. The customers wanted a special statement, bespoke herringbone parquet. We recommended a long parquet block that allowed a more traditional, elegant pattern. The blocks were untreated to allow a bespoke, custom shade of grey.
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A statement parquet

This project was part of a complete refurbishment of the ground floor including a new kitchen extension. This semi-detached house in Merrow Park, Surrey was extended into the garden to provide spacious open plan family living space. The customers wanted a special statement, herringbone parquet. We recommended a long parquet block (700mm x 350mm) that allowed a more traditional, elegant pattern. The blocks were untreated to allow a bespoke, custom shade of grey. The customers were very decided about the colour as they wanted the floor to compliment and integrate with their bespoke two-tone grey kitchen cabinetry.

 A special statement parquet for the refurbished ground floor #CraftedForLife

A special statement parquet for the refurbished ground floor.

A semi-detached house in Merrow Park, Surrey #CraftedForLife

A semi-detached house in Merrow Park, Surrey.

Flattening the sub-floor

As part of the refurbishment work, the customers fitted underfloor heating (UFH) and the builders had poured self levelling compound over the UFH pipes. As sometimes happens, the surface of this subfloor was uneven and wavy in places making it unsuitable for the new floor. We decided to lay another self-levelling compound to compensate the low points and give a flat smooth finish needed as a good base for the parquet. This flat subfloor was also a useful foundation for sliding pocket doors and the floating entertainment book case. We added a layer of damp proof membrane (DPM), to seal the sub-floor and protect it from any rising moisture.

We laid a self levelling compound to give a flat smooth finish needed as a good base for the floor #CraftedForLife

We laid a self levelling compound to give a flat smooth finish needed as a good base for the floor.

 We used Ardex NA, a reliable and effective self levelling product #CraftedForLife

We used Ardex NA, a reliable and effective self levelling product.

Special features

We used laser accurate measurements to install the floor continuously throughout the ground floor with no breaks at the doors and no direction changes.The customers decided against a border to avoid cluttering narrow sections in the hallway. We recommended our signature integrated door mat at the entrance.

We used laser accurate measurements to install the floor continuously throughout the ground floor #CraftedForLife

We used laser accurate measurements to install the floor continuously throughout the ground floor.

 We have all the best tools needed for each project #CraftedForLife

We have all the best tools needed for each project.

The continuous floor has no breaks at the doors #CraftedForLife

The continuous floor has no breaks at the doors.

 The continuous floor has no direction changes #CraftedForLife

The continuous floor has no direction changes.

Finishing the floor

We lightly sanded the floor to clean and open the grain and to remove any raised ridges for a smooth finish. We applied the custom colour using osmo oils. As the customer was well decided about the colour it was clear what shade of grey we needed to create. Finally, we applied two coats of protective osmo polyx oil clear satin. The customers were very happy with the finished floor and excited to complete the refurbishment and start using their new space.

T We use osmo oils #CraftedForLife

We use Osmo oils.

 Applying the custom colour #CraftedForLife

Applying the custom colour.

The customers were very happy with the finished floor #CraftedForLife

The customers were very happy with the finished floor.

The customers were excited to start using their new space #CraftedForLife

The customers were excited to start using their new space.

Location: Surrey

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