APITONG – Reclaimed Parquet


Apitong reclaimed parquet wood block flooring is an attractive timber originating from South East Asia. Most importantly this parquet is very hard-wearing, as well as an attractive colour. You can read more about this species here.

Before buying your parquet we recommend that you request a sample so you know what to expect.

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These are a standard sized block, the measurements are:

  • 9″ long  2 7/8″ wide  x 3/4″ thick
  • (229 mm by 73 mm by 20 mm) approx.

Please note:  In the description we use Imperial dimensions because that is how the blocks were originally milled.

Metric dimensions are rarely an exact match.

Where from?

Reclaimed from Lound Academy School, Chapeltown, Sheffield, dating from the mid 1950s.


For sale in multiples of 1 sq m above the minimum purchase of 5 sq m – if you need a smaller quantity please contact the office directly.

Smaller amounts for repairs or infills:

If you just want to do an infill area, we will try to match the size and species for you before you buy so that you are sure of the wood type.

In order to use this service, we will ask for good photos in focus to be emailed with all three dimensions of the parquet block (L-W-D) and your full contact details please. In addition, you may need to send us an original block that we are matching. Please be ready to do this as it helps a lot with identification and we prefer to use our expertise than you guessing!


The parquet blocks are tongue and grooved and in good reclaimed condition. Before buying your parquet we recommend you request a sample  so you know what to expect.

There is a layer of bitumen on the bases. The professional adhesives available these days will fuse with the bitumen and stick successfully without the necessity of removal. You can buy our recommended adhesive SikaBond 5500s on our website.

As with all reclaimed material the parquet blocks will require preparation prior to laying. In particular you will need to scrape along the edges to remove old lacquer and debris. By cleaning them up you can achieve a good tight fit across the floor. Once fitted the floor will need several sanding passes

Photos of Apitong:

The photos show the Apitong blocks sanded and polished. The feature photo is Apitong supplied by us to a customer and laid by one of our recommended fitters, although it may be a slightly different size to the one advertised.

Apitong close-up

Apitong close-up


We use Sage Pay 3D secure or PayPal for all on-line purchases, or you can telephone or email the office to place and pay for your order.


Please allow 10% extra on the room area to cover wastage in the pattern. When purchasing don’t forget to advise us of a contact tel. no and your preferred date for receiving the pallet, as someone will need to be there to sign for it.


We can normally process your order within 6-8 working days and the delivery takes another 2-3 days depending on where you live. In general you would be able to receive your block within a fortnight. If you need your product sooner then please let us know and we will try to help as best we can.