Herringbone flooring is a pattern arrangement of rectangles in a 90 degree angle to each other. The pattern gets its name due to its resemblance to the skeleton of a fish such as a herring. Herringbone flooring is the most popular parquet flooring pattern. Timber contrasting in colour and grain such as oak, walnut, cherry, pine, maple and the more expensive alternative mahogany are mainly used. Herringbone flooring used to be installed using bitumen but today a wood adhesive is commonly used.
Flooring Works: Floor sanding and Junckers HP Commercial polyurethane lacquer application
As part of our floor sanding service we were instructed to ensure the floor looks like new again and is sufficiently protected. Using our Lagler Hummel floor sander we sanded the herringbone flooring along the grain of the wood finishing on an 80 grit sand paper belt. As we went across the grain on every other block we had to ensure all sanding marks were removed. We abraded the floor using our Numatic buffing machine finishing on a 120 grit mesh screen disc. We subsequently vacuumed the floor to ensure all dust was removed from the surface. After applying one coat of Junckers Baseprime we applied three coats of Junckers HP Commercial polyurethane lacquer.