This site uses cookies to bring you the best experience. Find out more
Skip to main content

Case Study


This complex herringbone project was commissioned by a couple in Kenilworth for their residential property.

The property had an existing oak floor that had been incorrectly fitted onto an uneven subfloor.

It was the clients wish to have whitewashed herringbone flooring run continuously throughout the entire ground floor meaning that addressing the issues with the sub floor was of paramount importance to achieve the desired result.

The sub floor consisted of both concrete and structural floorboards, all of which required the application of levelling compound to create a suitable surface for the herringbone.

Upon removing the existing oak flooring we discovered moisture beneath.

Firstly, we had to address the issue of damp by applying a liquid damp proof membrane to ensure that no moisture could affect the new floor.

Secondly, we ply boarded the floorboards to create a smooth, gap free surface to best suit the levelling compound. We then applied a combination of flexible, fibrous screeding compound to the plyboard, preventing the natural movement of the structural floorboards from cracking the screed.

Next, we used latex based levelling compound on the concrete sub floor to raise the floor level in the extension.

Once the prep work was completed we began installation of the herringbone flooring using MS flex adhesive to bond the herringbone planks to the subfloor ensuring a solid finish.

Once the floor installation was complete we fitted tall chamfered skirting boards throughout.

The final result was exactly what the clients had wished for. A distinctive white washed oak herringbone flooring running continuously throughout the ground floor and neatly finished with a classic skirting.

Back to Case Studies