We've fitted 45 sqm of reclaimed herringbone parquet flooring on plywood in a residential house in Tooting, SW17. Photos below. A difficulty we had with this job was that the parquet block was not an easy job to clean as we previously thought. It had to be cleaned from 5 sides to get it ready for laying which took us a very long time indeed. We laid parquet with a 2 block border. The laid afrormosia parquet was then sanded down and sealed with 3 coats of lacquer. In the end it was very much worth it - Afrormosia parquet has this warm and unusual shade to it and is rare to get now days. We could only see the beauty of the parquet at the very end and the floors were lacquered. Lacquer gave more depth to the colour of the block and also highlighted the grain of the wood.
We install herringbone parquet from £30.00 per sqm.