On this page there are some photos taken during a few recent projects. (Position your pointer over each image for more information.)

Restoration of a distressed finger parquet floor in teak

This project was the restoration of a finger parquet floor in teak that was originally laid in the '60s. Not only had it seen its fair share of wear and tear, decorators had recently worked on the room without using dustsheets.

Restoration first involved sanding the top 1mm from the floor. The fine wood dust was then mixed with resin to produce a watery filler that matched the floor's natural colours, and this was applied as a thin screed to fill gaps between fingers where movement had occurred. The floor was then re-sanded to remove surplus resin, and a final coat of lacquer was applied.

The resulting floor was indistinguishable from a new floor, and is testament to the durability of teak.

Installation of a new oak floor in an octagonal room

This project comprised the installation of a new oak floor in a first floor octagonal room approached by a circular staircase. The focus of the floor was a large circular section following the radius of the staircase and balustrade. This was laid in rustic oak boards with a circular border cut from prime oak (no knots). Outside this circular section, the floor was laid in a herringbone pattern from rustic oak blocks, up to the octagonal boundaries of the room where a wide border formed from two planks of prime oak gives an almost 3D effect as you look into a corner.

Installing oak throughout an entire ground floor

This project was to supply and fit an oak floor throughout the entire downstairs of a cottage-style property in Henley-on-Thames. Rooms included: entrance hall, kitchen, dining and living areas, and downstairs bathroom. The sub-floor was a sound concrete screed to which a liquid damp-proof membrane was first applied before the wood floor was laid. Engineered boards were used in 180mm wide European rustic oak with a bevelled edge. The skirting was cut on-site from solid oak boards and a ¼ round nosing was routed on the top edge.

Restoration & repair of an afrormosia herringbone floor

Afrormosia was once used as a substitute for teak, but now it’s become rare itself. This floor had seen 20 years of wear and tear, but came up like new. The project involved sanding back the floor to bare wood, replacing shrunken or damaged cork expansion strips, and replacing a section of the border to follow the curve of the bottom stair tread.

Creating a new floor from reclaimed mahogony

This project was to create a new floor from reclaimed mahogany blocks that originally formed the floor of a church. Individual blocks were restored and cleaned by hand, then reassembled in a herringbone pattern.