Practical techniques

Laying a parquet floor (Part Five)

I squeezed a little more work in on the floor today in-between other bank holiday things. The perimeter is looking pretty good, but taking longer than I thought. When you have a short run of blocks, it looks very odd to have one very short block in a run of longer ones. Consequently, on short runs of blocks, I have to take the measurement from one corner to the next and divide by two, three, whatever, then cut all the blocks down to that size for the length. It does look better and I’m sure I’ll be glad I took the time when I look back at the finished job. However, it’s very time-consuming and I have a deadline approaching for when this floor has to be finished. Argh.

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