In our Design from Havwoods collection you will find an enormous variety of parquet blocks from which you can create the stunning patterns that are so on-trend. We've scoured the world for the best products, both technically and aesthetically, so you will find numerous shapes, sizes and constructions, as well as different colours and textures. But you can be sure that all are of the 'best-in-class' quality you expect from Havwoods.
If you've decided on a chevron pattern, you may be interested to learn that all of our solid reclaimed pine blocks can be fitted over underfloor heating. And, for the simplest possible installation, we offer four pre-finished, pre-assembled chevron pattern boards - Silver, Copper, Chase and Willow - to make fitting your beautiful patterned floor as easy as dreaming about it.
This block is usually available from stock. See more chevron blocks, or view our entire offering of parquet patterns, or use the drop down menu at the top to refine your search.
Finish your floor with the perfect trim
Finishing your floor with the ideal stair nosing, threshold, ramp or scotia makes the difference between a good floor and a great one. For this reason, at Havwoods we offer a complete range of trims, including T and end sections, pipe covers, cover plates and skirting/architrave profiles, specifically to complement every individual product, and they are stained, textured and oiled as appropriate to match each one as closely as is possible. Of course, this is a bespoke service so it will take approximately one week to fulfil your order.
Smoking, sometimes known as fuming, is a wood finishing process that is used to create really sophisticated shades, both darkening the timber and simultaneously enhancing its grain. Ammonium hydroxide reacts with the natural tannin in the wood, rather like sunlight on the melanin in human skin, and draws it towards the surface. The ultimate shade depends on the temperature of the process and the length of exposure, but obviously it is also dependent on the actual tannin levels – the more tannin, and the closer it is to the surface, the more pronounced the effect.
Of course, this means that smoking also enhances the individuality that is fundamental to the charm of a real wood floor. Results will vary from plank to plank - even those cut from the same tree can show a difference in colour. And the process also emphasises the sapwood (the living part of the tree through which sap and water flow), throwing it into greater relief. If you prefer a more even tone you may wish to opt for a product that owes its appearance to stains or coloured oils instead.
But if you are charmed by its unique and subtle visual, smoking offers another major advantage over staining - its effects run right through the lamella (the wear layer). This makes fumed and smoked products ideal for use in high traffic areas where scratches are inevitable. But beware of cheap imitations. The wood should be held in a sealed chamber with freely circulating air, enabling the fumes to penetrate the cell structure, but if ammonia has simply been wiped across the surface, its effect will be merely superficial.
What is meant by prime grade?
Whilst you are no doubt aware that wood is graded according to its appearance, you may be surprised to learn that there are no international grading standards. At Havwoods we deal with many different mills, from many different countries, so for consistency we have defined our own grading rules.
This board uses prime grade timber, which is the cleanest of all the grades. There will be few, if any, knots and they will be of minimal size. There will also be minimal sapwood and relatively little colour variation.
If you prefer a board with more visual variation then refine your search to look for a character, natural or rustic grade board.
What is the species?
This product is milled in Europe from European oak. European oak is actually a generic name for two different species, both of which are classified as white oak and exhibit essentially the same characteristics. Also know by their country of origin, e.g. English oak, French oak, et cetera, they have a warm golden, honey colour, slightly richer and less pink-toned than American Oak and with more even colouring. They also have a distinctive wavy grain pattern with scatterings of pips and burr and are particularly suited to the fuming process, ensuring more consistent results.
In general, European mills utilise a technique known as live sawing. This results in a mixture of plain, quarter and rift sawn cuts all in one wide plank of wood. Capturing all parts of the wood in one cut like this gives the floor a unique and notably beautiful appearance, and because at least a third of the cut is quarter sawn, the planks themselves are particularly stable.
What is a UV oiled finish?
UV cured Hardwax Oil combines the wear advantages of a lacquer with the subtlety of oil. It is applied as a liquid and soaks into the pores of the timber. When it has cured it is micro-porus, water-repellent, dirt- wear- and stain-resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juice and milk. It will not crack, false, peel or blister. It is as easy to clean as a lacquered floor and easy to renovate with one or two coats of Hardware Oil; areas of particularly heavy wear may be renovated without treating the entire floor.
What is meant by engineered wood?
Some people confuse engineered wood with laminate, but nothing could be further from the truth. Laminate flooring may look like wood, but it is not, it is simply a photographic image under a clear protective layer. Engineered wood, however, is the real thing. And once laid it is virtually impossible to distinguish it from solid wood. But instead of being milled from a single piece of timber, engineered boards consist of several layers, and this construction results in a number of very sound advantages.
In an engineered board, the top layer is, of course, solid wood, whilst the other layers may be plywood, softwood or yet more layers of hardwood. Each layer is bonded to the next with the grain running at right angles, which makes it virtually impossible for the board to swell or shrink. So when it is laid it is highly unlikely to warp and gap, or otherwise suffer in the same way as solid wood flooring can when exposed to changes in humidity through the use of heating and air conditioning, or simply due to a change in the weather.
In addition to being far more stable, engineered wood offers several other benefits. It may be laid as a floating floor, as well as being nailed or glued down, and some planks even come in an easy to fit 'click' system. It is usually pre-finished, meaning you see exactly how your floor will look before it is fitted and ensuring a faster, easier installation with no mess and no fuss. And, because it isn't affected by changes in humidity, it is available in much wider, longer, more imposing planks. Finally, it is particularly kind to the environment, because every beautiful, stable, hard wearing engineered timber floor fitted uses less of the slow-growth hardwoods. Little wonder that engineered timber is now by far the most popular type of timber flooring fitted around the world.
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A complete range of T and end sections, ramps and stair nosings is available to complement this product: stained, textured, oiled and white oiled, where appropriate, to match it as closely as possible. This is a bespoke service and will take approximately one week from placement of the order.