This is a bit of a long shot, but thought I'd try this place. I want to get some parquet flooring put down. I'd like a nice herring-bone. Maybe re-claimed blocks. Something like the attached photo. I don't know where to start though - has anybody got this in their house, and did you put it in yourself? I know it's not as simple as laying tiles. It seems pretty expensive, but maybe I'm just looking in all the wrong places. We currently have painted floorboards (previous owner had wall to wall carpets from the early 90s - all different colours, couldn't keep them) The quality of the boards weren't great, so I painted them for a temporary fix. Looking for a long-term solution now - I don't want carpets.