Technology of laying wooden floors – Floor patterns
The pattern of the mosaic tile and plank flooring is basically imposed by the manufacturer. There are no combination possibilities when arranging them. The pattern of the floor is then formed by slats arranged in one way or another in the mosaic board or the top layer of slats glued to the floor board. Only in the case of a plank, the contractor may decide on one or the other arrangement. Basically, there are three basic patterns for laying parquet floors. Those are: herringbone floors, brick and patterned floors.
Figure Pattern of a herringbone plank. The perimeter of the wall clearance is marked.
Drawing. Examples of brick patterns: a) a brick made of staves of equal dimensions, b) a block of staves in three width classes, c) brick and pavement pattern, d) checkerboard pattern.
Drawing. An example of a patterned plank arrangement.
In addition to the three basic types, there are a number of variations, especially among patterned patterns. Some of the variants are shown in the figures.
Drawing. Measuring and trimming the staves in the corners of the rooms.
Floors laid in a herringbone pattern are characterized by the same width of all the staves included in it. However, the length of the planks may vary. However, so that no unnecessary waste arises, in each length class, the number of staves should be at least equal to the number of staves in the row to be laid, or its multiples. In addition, herringbone patterns require the same number of left and right staves. Herringbone patterns are difficult to lay out, especially if the width of the planks does not meet the nominal dimensions.
Brick patterns can, in principle, be laid out of staves coming from several dimensional groups. This applies to both the length and width dimensions. A particular variety . a brick pattern is a sidewalk pattern. It can be laid with staves of different width and the same length. This pattern is especially recommended in narrow corridors and looks especially effective if the staves surrounding the sidewalk are made of a darker type of wood.
The checkerboard pattern can be laid out of staves, whose length is a multiple of the width.
All varieties of brick patterns are easy to lay and produce relatively little scrap.
Patterned laying involves a number of more or less varied combinations, like for example. basket stacking, herringbone and pavement, etc.. These patterns are difficult to arrange, require a variety, often made of different types of wood planks and extensive experience of the contractor. They are especially welcome in salons and representative rooms.