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 Post subject: Installing & Finishing A Herringbone Floor
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:49 pm 
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Submitted by Alexei Bakharevski who lives and works on the other side of the world. I suggested to Alexei that I post some pictures and let him answer some questions or offer methods on how he did the installation. Finishing pictures to follow.

I know the times I handled herringbones I was always scratchin' my head trying to get the layout right. Not an easy installtion.

It's called a double herringbone with a border.

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Thats looks awesome. Nice job Alexei, can't wait to see the border.


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Alexei,
It is a nice job! I've done a few herringbones in my time; not to much call for them here in the USA. But I do have a couple of ?'s.
1) What species of wood is that? Almost looks like braz cherry unfinished.
2) I assume the floor is T&G. Is this glued down or nail down?
3) What is the white masking tape for in the first photo?
4) Please give a brief outline of the steps you use to layout for the install.
Thanks, Gary


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Purty neat.
What kind of glue was used? Doubles are usually longer. It is a small room,though.

Hats off, Alexei.


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Hi,

The wood is Kempas,
These are individual boards -- 260 x 65 x 14 mm, not toungue and groove
The application is a direct glue down using Bostik glue
I used masking tape to fix freshly glued down boards, so that I can a) walk on them, b) they stay in place when I lay and butt the next row
The way I install is that I first choose a central column, install it, let the glue set, and then install to the left and right of it.

The room on the second picture is reasonably small 4m x 3m == 720 pieces :-)
The top picture is the larger room -- 5 x 6 meters and on the left it adjoins a hallway that runs across entire house ~14 meters span == 140 boards

The biggest challenge, so far, was to lay starter column across the house -- I used 3 Black & Decker lasers -- very handy and much better than strings. as they do not obstruct spreading the glue. I set them shining across the hallway and set the distance between them so that they hit corners of the boards. As I lay borads I keep on checking that the light is still hitting corners. I've got pictures of that, I might trouble Ken wit them.

I am just about to move to the ground floor where it is open plan and rooms of 8 x 4 meters and hallways.

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I've got pictures of that, I might trouble Ken with them.



Sure! Send them along. I need something to do with all this free time around the holidays.


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Wow, this is turning out to be a real head scratcher--or at least it would be for me. I just have to wonder how you keep the pieces from moving overnight? Anotherwords we all know what happens to these types of installations when adhesive is involved. It likes to move a bit when curing--then it throws off the alignment.

Alexia:

Where do you hail from? Oz?



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What notching are you using on that putty knife? :shock:

That adhesive looks to be flat troweled.

You know me, I'd have tape all over that starting row! :D



That looks like a lot of work. I bet it looks gorgeous today.
I have never had the opportunity to do a herringbone.

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The putty knife is for removal,Perry.


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Removal of what? :P

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Chuck is right, the putty knife is to scrape excess of adhesive as I leave the starter row to fully glue.
I use 3.5 mm V throwler for the glue. The pic is of low resolution so it does not show the grooves.
Yes I am from Australia, Melbourne.
So far I did not have any iisues with glue drying up and throwing alignment off, or at least I blamed it on myself, and now have another excuse :-)
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I was hoping to see more pics. Alexei??


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