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  • Laure27
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    We have just been round to see our new home (not yet completed) and pulled back the carpet and discovered original finger parquet flooring. Super excited as I want to retain as many of the original features of our 1950’s home. Has anyone had any experience of restoring parquet flooring? Can we do it ourselves or should be contact a professional? How much does it cost professionally? Do you love yours?!! so many questions but I am really excited!

    Sikorski
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    oh wow you are so lucky! We had to fit new parquet flooring in our home and I would have loved the original. Not sure about how to restore it though.

    Allis394
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    What kind of condition is it in? Our flooring was in good condition as it wasn’t hidden under carpets. We got a specialist company and paid around £500 to have it sanded and then varnished. We applied a few coats of low shine varnsh which makes it look really modern. Love original parquet and everyone comments on it!

    Laure27
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    Oh thanks for the advice. So considerable cheaper than the option of new flooring which I had budgeted! It’s in reasonable condition. Some marks where the underlay of the carpet had been stuck down, some of the boards missing and they are all quite loose. It looks like oak which I imagine will be gorgeous. it’s in the hallway, dining and lounge. I love it so much!

    Allis394
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    Oh that sounds like it will be easy to fix then. My husband wants to try and restore it himself but I am concerned it will look home done and not as good as it could.

    Tami 15
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    I would get the professionals in. We attempted to sand our flooring and restore it ourselves and ended up scratching it. We got the professionals in and they sorted it. But it cost us more as we had to hire the machine and had to pay the company. plus the hassle!

    Bath Bespoke
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    What a great find 🙂 Parquet flooring really sets off a room. What wood is it? Oak? Would suggest hiring a professional to restore and finish it properly. It’ll give you piece of mind and will ensure the wood is properly treated. Would love to see it once it’s finished.

    I’m a big advocate of the natural look, but a couple of our clients are also modernising their wooden flooring with high quality wood stains. This maybe something you could ask about. You can find some colour inspiration here >> https://www.bathbespoke.co.uk/flooring/range-of-floors/

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