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BLOCKS AND PATTERNS

We all remember herringbone block floors from schools, community hall or church

This is a timeless floor and has always been in fashion.  There is so much more choice now in the actual size and look of the blocks that this type of flooring is enjoying a renaissance.

Specification:

Blocks now come in all shapes, sizes and finishes

The Traditional style blocks - often referred to as Herringbone Blocks - this is the style and method of fitting normally in a size about 230 long by 70 wide and 20mm thickness.  Normally fitted unfinished and finished in situ by hand.  

They can be finished in a variety of colours - white, grey, natural, blac

The Amsterdam Look - is the Continental style that is now very popular on the market and they are fitted in Herringbone or Chevron and tend to be much bigger blocks.  This makes a great impact

Size examples  abt 500 x 70 x 20 but these sizes can vary in width, length and thickness.  Always best to choose the colour and look you like then we can help you on the size to suit your home and give you a fixed fitted price

Double Herringbone with or without border
Diagonal Herrington with or without border
Basket Weave
Diagonal Basket Weave
Brick pattern
Chevron
Continuous Versailles
Versailles Panel
Circular Panels

I am afraid that the choice is big!  - let us help you

Grades available:

Character, Rustic - for that great lived in, distressed oak, warm and inviting look. Character grade is full of knots, shakes, cat's paw and rosettes to give it that distinct pippy rich oak feel
Smooth, clean - for that clean, light and fresh - or dark comtemporary look, very attractive.  Prime or Select grade is much cleaner less marks, still will have some - a tree is a living product! - and works well with contemporary, cleaner, white, grey oak floors and lighter floors or very dark, rich, black oak floors. 
Smoked and Fumed - just gives that smokey depth to works great with grey and dark
Distressed, aged - looks as if the floor is part of the house
Dragged - old looking natural floors, the saw is dragged over the wood for this effect

 
Finish: 

Range of colours from White, Light or Grey oak flooring - perfect for that wow factor
Natural, Warm and Welcoming - traditional natural oak range
Rich, Dark and Dramatic - rich, aged and smoked oaks as displayed in this section of the website   

You can decide to have a pure natural colour, warm honey tones or richer and darker shades; to bring out the grain in an engineered or solid sustainable oak floor.  The first coat can be applied at Monmouth in Gwent and then delivered to your home. 

If you cannot make up your mind on colour ATC can fit unfinished and then apply a colour, to suit your particular lighting and home, if this helps

ATC are here to help you decide with all these choices, which is the best for your particular property.  The best way forward is to visit Monmouth or Cheltenham.  ATC is a well established and respected, family run business. 

The Founder and Owner - Stephanie Harris - runs the business with her daughter - Scarlett - as her partner.  You will normally find Stephanie in Monmouth and Scarlett in Cheltenham - both showrooms are backed up by extremely efficient, experienced and helpful staff, so well worth popping in for advice and to see the wood on display.

Monmouth has a bigger selection of flooring - we have more room and afterall this is where all the preparation is done so you are very welcome to see the timber in its raw state and the work we do.  If you cannot make the normal working hours because of work commitments, please just request an evening or weekend appointment in Monmouth and we will be happy to oblige

ATC not only have display but good samples for you to take home and try out in your lighting.  To reduce waste we ask for samples to be returned back to us.  Remember if you are unsure about natural colours we can often fit flooring unfinished and then finish in your home a colour of your choice - but be aware that the oils take overnight to dry and you will lose the room for an additional night

If you bring a measurement with you we can give you an idea of cost.  You can see a lot of the floors we offer and discuss in detail

ATC would certainly recommend getting an experienced Fitter to carry out any patterned floor.  This type of floor definitely makes a statement and is perfect in all settings.  However you will definitely need a clean, dry, complete flat subfloor for blocks -something that ATC Carpenters can help with.  We are happy to carry out any subfloor work, if necessary, for this type of flooring.

ATC offer a full supply, fit and finishing service all inclusive price - no hassle, no hidden costs - fully professional work from start to finish.  All our work is guaranteed and carried out by our own in house Carpenters

This is a service we offer throughout Monmouth, Monmouthshire and South Wales, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and The Cotswolds

ATC offers a fully refurbishing service and love restoring old floors and bringing them back to their former glory

We carry a range of oils, waxes and finishes available in both shops and online and are more than happy to give advice if you intend to carry out restoration yourself.

If you want references on our work please just ask and we are happy to provide

Look forward to seeing you!