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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello All, Well, I've made a start. The floor was level apart from a few small areas around the edges (old fire place, old radiator pipes etc), which I filled with floor leveller. I followed Keith's instructions regarding the marking out (straightforward and helpful), fixed the first two...
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    To keep you all informed...... I'm not shirking starting the parquet. I've got other stuff to sort, wood burning stove, cracks in ceilings etc.
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello Jake, When you say "belted it up to 80G" Are you referencing to A 4" hand sander Or A floor sander using a belt and a lever to control the belt. Thanks Chris
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Thanks for the advice Quadie, With the Rubio Monocoat, how long after application can it be walked on. The hall is in the middle of the house. If you want to send me the instructions it would be good. [email protected] Chris
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Thanks, I can't find anyone locally who hires the Lagler trio. There's somewhere that will hire me a Bona Flexisand, at £400/week. I may visit and enquire. Sometimes you can think about these things too much.
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Thanks. Yes a 6" ROS could be the preferred option.
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Thanks Siggy, Good to hear of your experiences. Lagler trio... interesting option. Is your thread titled "Floor varnish" or is there another one ? Chris
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello Andrew, Thanks I have....No dog, No Wife, No SWIMBO. What was the area ? How uneven were the blocks ? (Mine are 1-2mm maximum difference in height) How long did it take with the ROS ? Which ROS did you use ? Chris
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    I can now upload photos ! Hall. The old plastic tiles will be removed. Majority of the blocks. Blocks before sanding. Blocks after sanding, with a coat of Danish Oil to establish their shade. Plan
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello Quadie, Not being familiar with the abbreviation SWIMBO, I had to google it to to establish it's full meaning. Yes I intend to use Lecol 5500, and 7500 for the sand filling. My concerns at present are as follows.. Sanding. I've heard some horror stories on the web when people have used...
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello Mark.B and Hanser, I'm apprehensive about the sanding. I'm hearing lots of negative things about the drum sander you hire from the local hire shop (the sort you have to lift up when starting and stopping). Has anyone used one and got decent results ? The guys in the hire shop reckon I'm...
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    Chris' Parquet Flooring Project.

    Hello, I’m about to embark on a parquet floor project of approximately 33M2. Consisting of Lounge, Hall, and Office (Small Bedroom). I’ve cleaned off the bitumen off the back of the majority of these. It was a messy, boring and hard work. Oak, herringbone pattern, with 2 rows of stretchers...
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    Parquet Floor

    Hello Dibs, Your floor looks fab ! I'm about to embark on a parquet floor project 35m2 using reclaimed oak. I've cleaned the excess bitumen off the back of the blocks. At present i'm having nightmares about the sanding process. What sanding machine did you use ? the drum type from the...
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    Build a shed Mike's way

    I am considering constructing a workshop based on Mike’s drawings on page 1. Thanks to Mike and all others that have contributed. An excellent, informative thread. My question is regarding the mineral wool insulation in the walls. This comes in two forms the denser cavity wall type batts and...
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