The Lucerne Project: Classic Chevron Charm

Lucerne Chevron Flooring


At Floor Monster we are able to work on some incredible projects and see projects from start to finish, flooring is one of the most important features of any property it can make or break any project!

One of our favourite projects has to be the complete transformation from just a shell to the height of style and design using our Whitewashed Lucerne Chevron.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

When undertaking any project its important to have an idea of the direction you want to go in, for colour and style, as our customer discovered:

"When taking on the task of redecorating our home we wanted to ensure it was perfect, as me and my husband are both perfectionists
and wanted to ensure everything was done correct and was a labour of love, we tried to ensure we had thought of all the small details."

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

Any project needs a starting point and what better way to begin is with samples, our samples are from current batches and give a real indication of colours and styles when seen in situ:

"When it came to the flooring we where incredibly interested in both the Herringbone and Chevron boards. However in my opinion the Chevron caught my eye more, I think it was all down to the unique pattern"

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

"The project comprised of a lounge, dining space, kitchen and utility, about 43 square metres in total. We have a suspended floor covered in chipboard, and used flooring adhesive to glue the Lucerne Chevron pieces in place. It was my husband's first experience in laying any kind of flooring (and it seems he picked the hardest floor possible, which combined with him being a perfectionist resulted in it taking longer to complete, as a DIY project we found the following:

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

  • Due to the natural variation in the Wood veneer of the Chevrons it's worth laying out a row of pieces (we laid a row of about 3 metres at a time) out in a pattern to ensure you're not left with one area darker than another, or lots of knots in one place. Once happy with your design it's useful to draw around the edge of the assembled pieces to get the footprint of where to lay the adhesive.
  • As the floor adhesive dries rather quickly only lay the adhesive where you know you'll be immediately laying chevrons. This is why it helps to work on a small run at a time. As per manufacturer's recommendations, spread the adhesive using a 5mm tiling trowel.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

  • The Chevrons are very easy to lay as you just place them on the adhesive and push them into place. However, they can slide about on the adhesive so to counteract this we used weights to secure them whilst the adhesive dried.
  • Laying the chevron pieces will force some of the adhesive to squeeze out of the sides. It's recommended you scrape this away whilst the adhesive is still wet. Leaving it to dry would make the next row hard to lay, as the dried glue would stop the pieces butting up against each other neatly.
  • We found that doing the middle of a room and leaving the edges (less than a chevron's width) until last worked well. This is so you can butt the edge pieces up to a fixed chevron mass.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

  • When laying the edge pieces against the wall, we still used weights to keep the chevron pieces in place. We got around this by using small yellow wedges that are more commonly used to help lay a tiled floor. We were able to wedge these between the chevron and the wall to push the chevrons together and also leave a gap between the wall and the chevrons - advised in case there's any expansion in the flooring.
  • When laying the last pieces in a row that butt up to a finished edge that won't be covered in skirting board (for example, patio doors) it's essential to cut off the tongue and groove underneath the chevron pieces so they can be lowered in vertically.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

The Chevron pattern is so precise and works so well when mixing and integrating with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The finished result of this project is stunning and has transformed this property.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

The Whitewashed Lucerne Chevron creates style and interest and is extremely hard wearing making it a perfect choice for those high traffic areas.

Lucerne Chevron Flooring

We love the overall look and appearance of this project and you too can achieve this look, the Lucerne Chevron is in stock and available for immediate delivery. Let us know if you have a project we can help with and you too can get the results that our customer has successfully attained!

"With such a huge space to cover, including a total of 40 tricky corners it was certainly a labour of love project, but we're thrilled with the finished floor, and get so many wonderful compliments on the floor!"

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