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: Herringbone floor sand and Junckers HP Commercial polyurethane lacquer application
This herringbone floor was well worn to bare wood in various areas with an unidentifiable covering on the floor. The floor was prone to scratches and was generally in a dirty state. We carried out test areas to ensure the requested polyurethane finish would adhere to the surface. Once we determined the floor lacquer would adhere we carried out the floor sanding service using our Lagler Hummel drum floor sander. We then abraded the floor using our Numatic buffing machine to a fine finish. Before thoroughly vacuuming the floor we re-glued various blocks that had come loose. Once the wood floor adhesive was dry we applied one coat of Junckers Baseprime followed by three coats of Junckers HP Commercial water based polyurethane lacquer.