Parquet flooring is the name given to a type of flooring which owes its origin to the French word ‘parqueterie’ and dates back to the mid to late 1600’s.
Popularly associated with Versailles, Parquet flooring can also be dated back to the Sun King himself, Louis XIV, who used it in preference to marble floors. So, if you are looking for a heritage floor parquet fits the bill.
It is a type of flooring made from small blocks or strips of wood which are laid to create a regular and geometric pattern. In the early days, parquet flooring was used to cover or replace cold tiles and remains a popular choice to this day.
The style of “Parquet” has been with us for centuries, dating as far back as the roman empire, and its durability and attractiveness have made it a favourite for generations.
There are many patterns, however, the herringbone is a particular classic that has become popular in recent years. Herringbone was used by the Romans to create their famous and durable roads.
Today, we have many new processes, which means that we can design unique and original parquet floors – tailor-made for modern living, which will not only give your home a classic feel but deliver it with a modern twist.
Herringbone Floor (Source: The Door Store)
Laminate flooring, in general, can be considered as a cost effective and practical choice. Specifically, a parquet laminate floor, where there is a real argument for enjoying the creation of a modern floor with authentic materials that suit the needs of modern living. However, parquet is also warm, durable and timeless – ultimately a total classic that should never fall out of fashion.
Parquet laminate flooring is made of layers that are bonded together using a lamination process. It is a flooring option that can be used right through your home by adapting well to modern air conditioning and heating systems, along with the fluctuations of moisture and temperature. This ensures reliable installation over underfloor heating.
Oak’s the word
And, if you are wondering which wood to choose, the answer comes in three familiar letters, O-A-K. Durable, attractive and sustainable enough to overcome the challenges of other woods, this classic wood packs a punch, in both value for money, durability and aesthetic
One other design plus of parquet flooring is the price point. Everyone obsesses over marble and real tile flooring, giving little considering to alternatives such as parquet flooring, which can be just as effective in terms of giving the desired outcome and aesthetic for a fraction of the price. Standard m2 of parquet laminate flooring costs £16/m2 compared to a standard m2 of marble flooring where costs start at around £25/m2 and can be priced up to £100/m2.
Feature of the Future
Parquet laminate can be considered as an up and coming form of wooden floor, as modern technology continues to give us options that make our life easier and more convenient. Alternatives such as parquet wooden floors are now a great way for us to integrate the future with the past in a modern and classic way, without losing the qualities of real wood and authentic design.
We love parquet floors.