Antique oak herringbone parquet seamlessly unifies a traditional house with a modern extension, Crystal Palace SW2

A new herringbone parquet floor was commissioned for the entire ground floor of this Crystal Palace home. The property is a traditional 1930s house with a modern kitchen extension and the herringbone parquet is a perfect solution to bridge both styles. The parquet was made from engineered oak with aged effect antique oak oil.
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Antique oak herringbone parquet perfectly bridges traditional and modern styles

This extensive herringbone parquet project included the whole ground floor of a large detached home in Crystal Palace. A new herringbone parquet floor was commissioned for the large entrance hallway, an office, the large living room and a new kitchen extension. The property is a traditional 1930s  house with a modern kitchen extension and the herringbone parquet is a perfect solution to bridge both styles. The parquet was made from engineered oak with aged effect antique oak oil. One of the advantages of using aged wood is that the aged effect improves over time and there is no need to maintain the floor by sanding.The parquet was glued down with a reliable, long-lasting, strong adhesive Stauf SPU-460.

This was an antique ok herringbone parquet project included the whole ground floor #CraftedForLife

This was an antique ok herringbone parquet project included the whole ground floor.

The property is a traditional 1930s detached house in Crystal Palace SW2 #CraftedForLife

The property is a traditional 1930s detached house in Crystal Palace SW2.

The antique oak herringbone parquet perfectly suits this traditionally styled home #CraftedForLife

The antique oak herringbone parquet perfectly suits this traditionally styled home.

The antique oak herringbone parquet also perfectly suits the modern extension #CraftedForLife

The antique oak herringbone parquet also perfectly suits the modern extension.

A simple single row border perfectly compliments the herringbone parquet

To compliment a herringbone parquet floor design we recommend a simple single row border with mitred corners to create an uninterrupted, flowing border. The property has some fantastic features including the pronounced curved bottom step of the staircase. We believe borders should copy the contour of the room perimeter, if the room’s edge is curved the border ought to be curved. We utilised our craftsmanship skills to ensure this level of detail is achieved and maintained throughout the whole project space.

 if the room’s edge is curved we make sure the border is curved too #CraftedForLife

If the room’s edge is curved we make sure the border is curved too.

The border has mitred corners to create an uninterrupted, flowing border #CraftedForLife

The border has mitred corners to create an uninterrupted, flowing border.

We crafted a simple single row border #CraftedForLife

We crafted a simple single row border.

We utilised our craftsmanship skills to ensure a high level of detail throughout the whole project #CraftedForLife

We utilised our craftsmanship skills to ensure a high level of detail throughout the whole project.

Constructing and cladding seamless, symmetrical steps

This Crystal Palace property is on a hilly site in South West London and the recent extension is lower than the existing ground floor. We planned, constructed and cladded new seamless steps to address the height difference. We cladded two sets of very long steps at 4m wide. Our customers opted against one long board understandably to keep the cost down. We used two shorter boards with a symmetrical side join rather than one in the middle to create an interesting design feature.

We planned, constructed and cladded new seamless steps #CraftedForLife

We planned, constructed and cladded new seamless steps.

We cladded two sets of very long steps at 4m wide #CraftedForLife

We cladded two sets of very long steps at 4m wide.

The steps create an interesting design feature #CraftedForLife

The steps create an interesting design feature.

We used two shorter boards with a symmetrical side join #CraftedForLife

We used two shorter boards with a symmetrical side join.

Perfectly matching starting line

We achieved a seamless design across the ground floor by choosing the same starting line in the living room and right into the kitchen extension. These rooms and even the dividing steps between the rooms have a perfectly matching starting line creating a continuous united space. We also crafted a seamless joint between risers and treads further minimising the effects of the steps making them less of an interruption and more part of a continuous floor.

We chose the same starting line in the living room and the kitchen extension #CraftedForLife

We chose the same starting line in the living room and the kitchen extension.

We achieved a seamless design across the ground floor #CraftedForLife

We achieved a seamless design across the ground floor.

A keen focus on the detail

This was a project focused on details - aged antique oak, uninterrupted single row borders at points curved and hexagonal following the contours of the room,  and a seamless symmetrical layout across the whole ground floor. The successful focus on detail made this project special. The customers appreciated our efforts and craftsmanship and were delighted with the finished floor.

The successful focus on detail made this project special #CraftedForLife

The successful focus on detail made this project special.

We love integrated choir mats to protect new floors #CraftedForLife

We love integrated choir mats to protect new floors.

Location: Crystal Palace

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