Parquet, Mosaics & Herringbone Floor Repairs

Loose Blocks, Water Damage, Restoration

Parquet Flooring Repairs

We repair & supply blocks for any type of herringbone, chevron or mosaic parquet flooring

Parquet flooring is made up of small pieces of wood arranged in geometric patterns, such as herringbone, basket weave, chevron or other mosaic patterns. The unique design and the use of high-quality wood make parquet floors a prized feature in any home. However, the intricate nature of these floors also means that repairs require a high level of skill and expertise.

Common Issues with Parquet Flooring

Parquet floors, while durable, can face several common issues, including:

  • Damaged, Loose or Missing Blocks: Over time, some blocks may become loose or come out, creating gaps in the flooring.

  • Gaps between blocks: This is an indication of shrinking and expanding of the blocks, which indicates periodic changes in moisture and humidity in the subfloor or envorionment.

  • Water Damage: Spills or high humidity can cause parquet pieces to warp, swell, or even come loose.

  • Parquet floor has sunken, raised or moved: This can be caused by subfloor issues or by structural movement.

  • Fading & Discoloration: Prolonged exposure to sunlight can cause the wood to fade and lose its original luster.

  • Scratches & Scuffs: Everyday foot traffic, moving furniture, and pets can lead to surface scratches and scuffs.

  • Parquet floor has cork expansion damaged or missing: As part of our parquet flooring restoration service, the cork expansion strip is replaced where missing.

Our Comprehensive Repair Services

Our flooring company offers a comprehensive range of repair services to address these issues and more, ensuring your parquet floors are restored to their former glory. Our process includes:

  • Assessment and Inspection

    Our expert technicians start with a thorough assessment of your parquet flooring. We identify all areas that require attention, from minor scratches to major structural issues. This step is crucial in creating a tailored repair plan that meets your specific needs.

  • Repairs to Subfloor & Levelling

    As part of the floor repairs to section where part of parquet flooring is missing or moving, we may need to first address the level of the subfloor. This will require application of smoothing compoound to adjust level or fill cracks.

  • Water Damage Restoration

    Addressing water damage involves more than just drying out the affected area. We carefully remove and replace any warped or swollen pieces, treat the underlying subfloor to prevent further issues, and reassemble the parquet pattern with precision.

  • Parquet Blocks Replacement

    If you have loose or missing pieces, our team sources matching wood to ensure a perfect fit. We expertly install the new pieces, ensuring the pattern continuity and structural integrity of the floor.

  • Sanding & Sealing

    After completing all repairs, we sand the entire floor to achieve a smooth, even surface. Our final step is polishing, which not only restores the floor's shine but also adds a protective layer to guard against future damage.

Common Problems & Solutions in Parquet Flooring Restoration

Problems Nature of cause Services & solution
Damaged, loose or missing pieces History of electrical or plumbing works or other building works. Adaptions e.g. walls have been removed or fire hearths etc. Water leaks We have a supply of reclaimed parquet blocks that we can use I your floor. We will affix closely matching parquet blocks; cut these to size before adhering them with suitable adhesives to the floor following the existing pattern. Often concrete has been installed instead of replacing the blocks if this is the case then we will remove the concrete level the substrate before affixing replacement blocks.
Repairs to subfloor & levelling Can be related to building works, moving walls, or structural movement in the subfloor Subfloor prep works with smoothing compound
Water damage Leaks can cause cupping, warping and cracking of the blocks Sanding & resealing of the floors
Gaps between blocks Periodic changes in humidity and subfloor moisture levels can encrease to expansion and contraction of the timber Gap filling as part of the restoration service
Parquet floor has sunken, raised or moved Structural changes, or water leaks Refitting and replacement of blocks, followed by parquet flooring restoration with gap filling
Fading & discoloration Sun light exposure or carpets placed for lonf time over the timber surface Sanding & resealing of the floors
Scratches & scuffs General wear & tear Sanding & resealing of the floors
Missing or damaged cork expansion strip General wear & tear, combined with seasonal expansion can lead to damage to the cork expansion strip Usually replaced as part of the parquet flooring restoration works

Why Choose Our Flooring Company?

Choosing the right company for your parquet flooring repair is crucial to achieving a high-quality result. Here’s why our flooring company stands out:

  • Expertise and Experience: Our technicians are highly trained and have years of experience in parquet flooring repair.

  • Quality Materials: We use only the best materials and finishes to ensure long-lasting repairs.

  • Attention to Detail: Our meticulous approach ensures that every repair is seamless and maintains the original beauty of your parquet floors.

  • Customer Satisfaction: We are committed to providing excellent customer service and ensuring you are completely satisfied with the results.

Maintaining Your Parquet Floors

After your parquet floors have been repaired, regular maintenance is key to preserving their beauty. Here are a few tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Sweep or vacuum regularly to remove dirt and debris that can scratch the surface.

  • Avoid Water: Use a damp, not wet, mop for cleaning and promptly wipe up any spills.

  • Protective Measures: Use furniture pads to prevent scratches and consider rugs in high-traffic areas.

Parquet flooring adds a touch of sophistication to any home, and with proper care and professional repair services, it can continue to do so for many years. Our flooring company is dedicated to providing top-notch parquet flooring repair services across London, ensuring your floors remain as beautiful and elegant as ever. Contact us today to schedule an assessment and let us bring the charm back to your parquet floors.