Interior designers and large residential developers are increasingly choosing Walnut flooring for their projects.
Parquet flooring, including traditional herringbone, weave patterns, square blocks, chevron and many other design are possible
Parquet flooring was used in the old days to create patterns with small blocks of wood because there was no engineered flooring available and wide planks expanded and shrank consistently. These boards also warped and twisted due to climatic changes. This is why in old buildings, such as pubs, you can see gaps between the boards and drafty floors.
Do not let this blog put you off buying a wood floor. We are here to help and all this blog does is point out some of the major pitfalls that can occur to the inexperienced wood flooring buyer. Too many companies on the Internet just want to sell the flooring and walk away; this is not how the Solid Wood Flooring Company does things. A good quality wood floor will last a lifetime! Why buy and install an inferior product that you may have to replace after only a few years.
There is a lot of hype about the pricing on wooden flooring and also a lot of very cheap wood in the market that will not last. It is pointless trying to go “cheap” as you will get flooring with a lot of sapwood that is softer and will not wear as well.
The other issue is the finish, the cheap woods tend to have a very poor finish that will not last and you will spend more money trying to keep you floor looking nice than you would if you had bought a top quality floor.