DIY Timber Flooring with Herringbone French Oak

Carine, Perth

“When we found Lifewood and their Limed Wash Oak it really solidified our ideas and the feel that we wanted for our home

Take a walk through our client’s beautiful oak flooring a hear about their experience installing Lifewood flooring.

What the client had to say

We knew that we were looking for a bit of a Hamptons coastal feel.

Originally, we weren’t sure if we wanted to go for a dark oak or a light, but then when we found Lifewood and their Limed Wash Oak at the showroom it really solidified our ideas and the feel that we wanted for our house.

So, we’re pretty happy and it was a pretty easy decision in the end actually which was good. My partner Samuel is a chippy so he kind of has the skills, but he’s never laid flooring before. So, the first few boards were a bit tentative, but the straight boards were really easy, and it all went together really nicely once he kind of got the flow which was really good.

The Herringbone however did take a little longer, a little bit more technique to it. He would cut and lay it first and then put down the glue and re-lay it just to make sure it was perfect because it was a little bit more time consuming.

If you have the skills, you can do it… but if I didn’t have Samuel I wouldn’t do it myself.

So, we started a little Instagram page called “2 Sams build” for the house. I’m originally from New South Wales so it started off as a bit of a page I could share with my friends and family at home. I didn’t want to send photos to everybody all the time.

It’s kind of just grown a little bit from there and have a bit of a following now which is super fun.

Visit 2 Sams Build Instagram Page

It’s lovely to just share our photos of our home and there’s quite a good community of positive support and info out there.

- Sam Watts

All Lifewood floors are available as DIY flooring packages 

Our installation packages come with everything you need for the perfect finish. Moisture barrier, glue, beading and our own installation guide created with the help of our master craftsmen installers.

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Job and Installation Information

Type of Job:
  • Supply for DIY flooring, Lifewood’s premium French Oak flooring.
  • Matte finish with 9-layered polyurethane UV protective coating.
Total flooring supplied: 153 Sqm
  • 30 sqm herringbone
  • 123 sqm regular 220 wide boards
  • 15 sqm for staircase
  • 10 lengths of nosing for stair finish

Lifewood’s French Oak Limed Wash

All our floors are engineered using our patented Stabilised Solid® design. This design uniquely combines the look and feel of solid timber flooring with an advanced engineered structure. Only available at Lifewood.

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