As soon as guests walked through the doors of our Newcastle Showroom, they were in for a lively night.
Greeted by a glass of smooth craft beer and a smiling face, a motley group of builders, installers and shop fitters joined us in our Newcastle Showroom for an evening dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge – just how to install the perfect herringbone timber floor.
To kick off the night, JJ King, the masterful brewer from the local Cattleyard Brewing Co, presented an insightful look into the making of craft beer. With hardly a glass staying empty for too long, the good vibes and camaraderie were flowing just as quickly as the beers were being drunk and the satay chicken devoured.
The showcase event for the night was delivered by the engaging Shane Jones from Great Southern Floors. With several years of experience installing timber flooring, Shane engaged the crowd with his personable nature and product knowledge. To say they weren’t impressed would be like disputing the importance of sub-floor preparation when installing timber flooring – completely unthinkable.
What followed Shane’s demonstration was a battle of the ‘Old vs New Guard.’ The coincidental pairing saw Greg, a veteran installer, compete against a newly minted addition to the trade in a head-on-head (or should that be diagonal-on-diagonal?) herringbone timber installation competition. After a frantic race to the finish, the title of 'Herringbone Champion’ was taken out by Greg. Although considering the happy faces and full stomachs, we doubt there were any losers among us.
With a long and varied history, the parquetry pattern known as herringbone has positioned itself as a time-tested classic. It can be seen featured in commercial and residential projects, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. The pattern is also incredibly versatile allowing you to create a plethora of designs including double herringbone, diagonal herringbone, diagonal basket weave, basket weave and brick.
To this day, herringbone remains a popular style of flooring. Spaces incorporating this pattern can achieve a feel of history and tradition or, by mixing colours and materials, can create a modern twist on a familiar favourite.
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