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Parquet & General Flooring Co Ltd

40 or more pages of Parquet, Marquetry, Boards, Blocks, Strips, Designs and Information for those looking for the very finest in hardwood flooring created with love by hand by traditional craftsmen.

Internationally, David Gunton supplies unsurpassed European quality in hardwood flooring, beautifully exhibited by elegant design, punctiliously fitted by skilled craftsmen. For nothing but the best in parquet flooring, marquetry flooring and boards, especially wide boards, in oak, elm, ash, maple, beech, walnut, lacewood, cherry, and many other woods - surf our web pages.

Please, do not hesitate to telephone us. We love to talk about what we do - just allow yourself plenty of time. If you get David Gunton on the phone, he can talk for England about hardwood floors!


Products

 Ancient Floors

Ancient Floors

This floor is extraordinary. The boards started life as a huge beam. The beam was taken from some agricultural buildings belonging to a monastery near...

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 Antique Floors

Antique Floors

This floor is extraordinary. The boards started life as a huge beam. The beam was taken from some agricultural buildings belonging to a monastery near...

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 Ash Boards

Ash Boards

Spot the trapdoor! Look harder because there is a trapdoor within the trapdoor! The larger trapdoor is a fairly massive affair which is opened hydraul...

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 Ash Flooring

Ash Flooring

Spot the trapdoor! Look harder because there is a trapdoor within the trapdoor! The larger trapdoor is a fairly massive affair which is opened hydraul...

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 Ash Strips

Ash Strips

Spot the trapdoor! Look harder because there is a trapdoor within the trapdoor! The larger trapdoor is a fairly massive affair which is opened hydraul...

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 Barn Oak Boards

Barn Oak Boards

These boards are huge! The widest is about 32 wide and are up to 24 feet long at about 30mm thick. They are 'Country' grade. They are laid over underf...

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 Basketweave parquet

Basketweave parquet

Basketweave should be more widely used than it is. Simple in design, it is an extremely elegant and well mannered parquet floor, which presents a fine...

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 Beech Boards

Beech Boards

At 160mm wide and 3 metres long these 1st. quality European Beech boards have been laid in a regular pattern to carry forward the subdued formal desig...

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 Beech Flooring

Beech Flooring

At 160mm wide and 3 metres long these 1st. quality European Beech boards have been laid in a regular pattern to carry forward the subdued formal desig...

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 Beech Strips

Beech Strips

At 160mm wide and 3 metres long these 1st. quality European Beech boards have been laid in a regular pattern to carry forward the subdued formal desig...

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 Bespoke Parquet Flooring

Bespoke Parquet Flooring

The following pages show a host of parquet designs from the simplest to some quite elaborate. Most parquet designs are executed with a background of o...

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 Black Walnut Boards

Black Walnut Boards

These boards are huge! The widest is about 32 wide and are up to 24 feet long at about 30mm thick. They are 'Country' grade. They are laid over underf...

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 Cherry wood basketweave

Cherry wood basketweave

This Cherry wood basketweave is the exquisitely fitted and finished creation of Lorna Buchanan, one of our clients. When studying the photograph the '...

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 Custom Parquet Flooring Designs

Custom Parquet Flooring Designs

The following pages show a host of parquet designs from the simplest to some quite elaborate. Most parquet designs are executed with a background of o...

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 Decorative Geometric Parquet

Decorative Geometric Parquet

This is a decorative geometric parquet in the home of a stylish Architect, Richard Holden, who works principally in the Wimbledon, London area, but al...

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 Decorative Wooden Flooring

Decorative Wooden Flooring

We are very proud of this floor. It combines several new ideas and properties. Firstly we treated the timber to a process which enriched the colour of...

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 Elaborate Marquetry

Elaborate Marquetry

Whilst Marquetry and Parquetry are similar in many respects, marquetry is distinct in that it includes curved cuts, whilst parquetry is made of straig...

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 Elm Boards

Elm Boards

We and the designer had to work quite hard to persuade the board of directors to fit this gorgeous English Elm floor into the refurbishment of their l...

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 Elm Flooring

Elm Flooring

We and the designer had to work quite hard to persuade the board of directors to fit this gorgeous English Elm floor into the refurbishment of their l...

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 Elm Strips

Elm Strips

We and the designer had to work quite hard to persuade the board of directors to fit this gorgeous English Elm floor into the refurbishment of their l...

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 English Elm

English Elm

English Elm is one of those timbers in which one constantly finds new patterns and delights. Rather like looking into a fire or clouds and seeing face...

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 Enhancing Marquetry borders

Enhancing Marquetry borders

Whilst Marquetry and Parquetry are similar in many respects, marquetry is distinct in that it includes curved cuts, whilst parquetry is made of straig...

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 French Walnut

French Walnut

How do you describe the pleasure we gain from making floors like this? Today, the words fail me, so let me try to explain the process of creation. The...

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 French Walnut Boards

French Walnut Boards

How do you describe the pleasure we gain from making floors like this? Today, the words fail me, so let me try to explain the process of creation. The...

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 Geometric Parquet

Geometric Parquet

This is a decorative geometric parquet in the home of a stylish Architect, Richard Holden, who works principally in the Wimbledon, London area, but al...

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 Herringbone Flooring

Herringbone Flooring

Herringbone is perhaps the most traditional pattern in the UK. If this is what you are looking for, you can go straight to a page full of herringbone ...

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 Herringbone Parquets

Herringbone Parquets

Herringbone is perhaps the most traditional pattern in the UK. If this is what you are looking for, you can go straight to a page full of herringbone ...

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 Jatoba board

Jatoba board

We are very proud of this floor. It combines several new ideas and properties. Firstly we treated the timber to a process which enriched the colour of...

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 Jatoba Board Flooring

Jatoba Board Flooring

We are very proud of this floor. It combines several new ideas and properties. Firstly we treated the timber to a process which enriched the colour of...

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 Jatoba Strips

Jatoba Strips

We are very proud of this floor. It combines several new ideas and properties. Firstly we treated the timber to a process which enriched the colour of...

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Parquet Flooring

Parquet Flooring

Herringbone is perhaps the most traditional pattern in the UK. If this is what you are looking for, you can go straight to a page full of herringbone ...

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MARQUETRY Flooring

MARQUETRY Flooring

Whilst Marquetry and Parquetry are similar in many respects, marquetry is distinct in that it includes curved cuts, whilst parquetry is made of straig...

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Wide Boards

Wide Boards

These hand worked English Oak board floors are costly but their sheer, unadulterated beauty and quality make them superb value. They are made to last ...

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Strips

Strips

40 or more pages of Parquet, Marquetry, Boards, Blocks, Strips, Designs and Information for those looking for the very finest in hardwood flooring cre...

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Blocks

Blocks

Herringbone is perhaps the most traditional pattern in the UK. Though it is not uncommon it need not look commonplace. There are batten sizes availabl...

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Borders

Borders

The following pages show a host of parquet border designs from the simplest to some quite elaborate. These designs can be executed with a background o...

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Designs

Designs

The designs are merely representations of a palette of ideas. They can be altered to suit you in any way you choose. You can take an element of one pa...

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Technical

Acclimatising the timber

Acclimatising the timber

N.B. David Gunton, our consultant parquetier, is not an enthusiast of acclimatising timber floorings for every situation. However, he concedes that ...

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Board floors Preparation

Board floors Preparation

When fitting over exisiting softwood floors it is vital to ensure the boards will provide a sound, flat, firm base. Lift any boards which are loose to...

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Expectations

Expectations

Things you should NOT expect from a wood floor finish ! 1. Do not expect a completely flat, table top, finish. Your contractor is making your floor b...

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Floor Laying Technicalities

Floor Laying Technicalities

PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS: A hardwood floor is a serious investment. It should last for one lifetime and possibly several. Hardwood floors are th...

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Joisted floors Preparation

Joisted floors Preparation

Ensure that the joists are sound, free of infestation and rot, particularly where they join the walls. In newly built works it is worth investing the ...

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ON COMPLETION

ON COMPLETION

Immediately the floor is completed, inspect the work with your contractor to ensure that you are satisfied with the quality and finish. Fit felt prot...

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PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

A hardwood floor is a serious investment. It should last for one lifetime and possibly several. Hardwood floors are things of real and lasting natural...

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Screed bases Prep

Screed bases Prep

Screeds must be sound. This means they must not be cracked and breaking up. They should be non-dusting. It is difficult or impossible to achieve a goo...

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Parquet & General Flooring Co Ltd

  • Grange Lane
  • Winsford
  • Cheshire
  • CW7 2PS

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