Parquet flooring is a pillar of traditional design and parquet floor installations are now making a comeback. Here’s the lowdown on this highly fashionable form of wood flooring and how it came to be:
A brief history of parquet flooring
Since 1684, when it was originally employed in the palace of Versailles, parquet (or parquetry), has been greatly admired – that’s more than 330 years spent enhancing our buildings. Interestingly, parquet was originally chosen for the palace because the marble flooring that came before it required continual cleaning and featured inadequate sealing caused by the subfloor and joists that often deteriorated. Enter parquetry, a low-maintenance but incredibly attractive flooring solution.
Herringbone flooring installations have an inherently fascinating aesthetic appeal. If you choose a traditional mosaic parquet flooring installation, which features a repeating pattern of narrow strips, you can transform a whole room, and make it look a lot more interesting.. A conventional mosaic style floor isn’t the only choice you have however. You could go for a more decadent style of floor, reminiscent of ornate Italian and French furnishings which were originally intended for nobility.
The correct method of installing parquet floor tiles
From dark stains to honey-coloured woods, a new parquet floor installation can add warmth and allure to well-lit environments. Consisting of many different separate tiles, parquet flooring can be repaired by replacing, or renovating, individual tiles. If you’re feeling particularly creative, parquet floor tiles can be combined and paired to add even more aesthetic appeal. By choosing a wooden floor you can transform a room, and wood can work well with both traditional and modern furnishings.
Layout options for parquet wood flooring fitters
If you have an open floor plan, eye-catching herringbone layout styles can be chosen to break up the surface of your floor. By creating interesting thresholds between two spaces, or even by using a wall as a visual feature in itself, you can make a real design statement.
With a parquet floor installation, whether you choose the straightforward strip-square pattern of a classic mosaic, or go for a more contemporary style, you’ll benefit from a tough, robust, and long-lasting floor that will please you and your guests for years to come.
Which form of parquet floor installation is most suitable for your home?
Today’s parquet flooring solutions combine cutting-edge innovation with classic styling to create a floor that makes a real statement. With more finishes, patterns, and sizes now available than ever before, finding the ideal parquet flooring solution for your room from the experts at Southern Cross Flooring has never been easier.
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