Our chevron wood floor has previously been used mostly in commercial projects. However, is now becoming a popular alternative to a herringbone parquet style in the home. We make ours using a 4 mm solid oak wear layer with heavyweight multi ply base. This method ensures the ultimate in stability especially when fitted in conjunction with under-floor heating (provided this is correctly programmed and regulated.)
Because we start with bare unfinished oak, this enables flexibility with numerous finish options. For example, by hand scraping and then distressing the surface and edges we can achieve an antiqued style and feel. Similarly, band sawing a technique of making surface cut marks in the oak is another popular option that can be offered at a reasonable cost.
Many of our shades, particularly the more subtle ones, are achieved by chemically treating the oak before applying layers of durable hard wax oil.
This is still one of the best finishes for a natural appearance. It provides easy care and repair together with minimal maintenance and is also a great finish for commercial installations. Nonetheless, in certain shades, we can supply the chevron flooring pre-treated with a no-sheen polyurethane lacquer finish.
Our chevron is suitable for both residential and commercial installations. Furthermore, in areas where high levels of moisture are expected such as bars and restaurants, a water-resistant final oil treatment can be applied during production.
The engineered construction enables the flooring to be fitted quickly and easily. The chevrons can be bonded to a suitable sub-floor using a flexible adhesive. Alternatively, provided the sub-floor is completely level it can also be installed floating. That is to say with the tongue and grooves bonded together with a PVA adhesive. The chevron floor then simply lays over a firm rubber and fibre underlay.
Although the chevrons are made in individual blocks that tongue and groove together, an attractive and traditional alternative is to use a 70mm width strip between each row in a matching finish. This method will enable an installer to deliver a high-quality finish even for the most demanding clients. In addition, it will give greater emphasis to the width of the room.
For through room installations it is vital to balance the runs of the chevron to the best visual effect. For example, in a hallway
where both sides are immediately visible. If a seamless finish has been specified through door openings, care should be taken that 60mm is regarded as a minimum width of a final run. Using matching 70mm stripping across doorways and into reveals will make the installation more professional looking than having thin final runs .
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