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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

 Walnut Boards

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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 Walnut Flooring

Walnut Flooring

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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 Wide Logs

Wide Logs

We needed some outstanding logs for a special customer who is restoring a very old manor house in Oxfordshire. So, we went looking. We were offered th...

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 Wide Oak Boards

Wide 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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 Wood Floors

Wood Floors

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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 Wooden Flooring

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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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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