Parquet flooring: DIY or leave it to professionals?

6 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

We bought just over 100m2 of old mahogany parquetry blocks that were taken up from an old school. The bottoms are covered in tar (and bits on top as well), but we read that the glues nowadays stick to the tar so we don't have to get it off. The blocks are now stacked around the house, about 60cm/2ft high, hoping they are acclimatising to their new surrounding. Should we attempt to lay the parquet ourselves (standard herringbone with straight borders) or should we leave it to professionals? How difficult is it to finish the parquet yourself after it has been put down? Can you do it with rented machinery? Any input would be very welcome :)

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