Parquet flooring – the number one flooring style?
Most of the time, even when people come into our showrooms to look for carpet or a stone effect luxury vinyl tile, they will spot the parquet flooring samples and ooze over them, “I love parquet.” It’s so sought after, the quintessential flooring style for every British home – well, we wish anyway. Revered by interior designers, parquet flooring has made a huge comeback in recent years and features in home style magazines as a look to go for when designing specific rooms, mostly lounges, dining rooms, studies, and sometimes kitchens.
Showing: Panaget French Oak parquet flooring fitted to a lounge in Hale Barns
Real wood versus wood effect
Most hardwood flooring styles are nowadays readily available in more affordable, practical flooring materials too. Parquet is a prime example, where there are now luxury vinyl alternatives to the engineered hardwoods and solid wood planks. Historically, parquet flooring descended from Versailles in 16th Century France where craftsmen set to cutting small pieces of wood and laying them to the floor in geometric shapes, before sanding and polishing them to give the final finish, hence the term parquet. There are many laying patterns to parquet flooring, but the most popular by far today is herringbone.
Read on to find out more about the parquet flooring options we have at Flooring 4 You Ltd, and let us inspire you with some parquet flooring installations we have done recently too.
Showing: Karndean Art Select Black Oak parquet with its contemporary matt finish, laid in a herringbone pattern in this lounge in Hale.
La crème de la crème from Panaget
With parquet flooring originating in France, it would be rude to not feature Panaget, France’s leading flooring manufacturer in this blog. Their French Oak engineered wood flooring comes in 4 different ranges and is renowned for its attractive grain and knots. We have a selection of Panaget engineered flooring samples at our Knutsford Design Centre and highly recommend you look at you want the very best oak parquet flooring, you should consider Panaget.
Showing: Panaget French Oak Zenitude Flanelle engineered hardwood with a beautiful greyish-brown tint, installed in this Knutsford home.
Create and innovate with Ted Todd
Fast-becoming one of the most synonymous names with engineered hardwood flooring in the country, Ted Todd pushed the boundaries with flooring innovation. The original concept of parquet flooring is taken to another level with Ted Todd where planks and panels in a range of woods, from slow-grown European oak to larch and American Black Walnut, allow greater creativity and originality when designing a floor.
The Warehouse Collection is our best-selling Ted Todd range, with 15mm-thick European oak, a 3-layer construction, 4mm hardwood layer and a long-lasting hardened oil finish, it’s guaranteed to keep your floor looking great and lasting for a long time. Both herringbone and wide plank formats are available in the collection and with the beautiful open grain patterns and undulating textures in the wood, it’s a great choice if you want a modern look but don’t want to compromise on practicality.
Showing: Ted Todd Husk plank in the Warehouse Collection, laid in a herringbone pattern to this lounge.
Lay down patterns with Amtico
Amtico luxury vinyl is all about showing off your individual style and creating unique spaces, whatever the room. For creativity that knows no bounds, their huge choice of flooring come with versatile and adaptable ways to create the look you want. So, when you consider herringbone as a laying pattern for example, you don’t have to go for a wood effect plank, you can also have a stone effect tile cut to the same shape to create parquet flooring with a difference. With so many laying patterns as well as woods with character, elegant stones and abstract patterns and colours for something very different, you really can create a flooring work of art.
Showing: Amtico Signature natural limed wood laid in a chevron pattern to this hallway in Bowdon.
Easy to fit parquet flooring from Karndean
Karndean’s range of parquet flooring is available from their Art Select range where the natural beauty of real wood is brought to life without the expensive price tag or regular maintenance. Each piece of parquet design flooring is handmade with the unique grains and textures of real wood, using intricate designs and realistic embosses. The end result is luxury vinyl flooring laid in the style of traditional parquetry with all the charm and charm character of wood, albeit much more practical. See samples of Karndean’s Art Select parquet flooring at all our showrooms, including Timperley.
Showing: Karndean Art Select planks laid in a traditional herringbone pattern with a design border around the perimeter of this hallway in Knutsford.
Expert parquet flooring fitters
As well as a great choice of parquet flooring, our professional flooring installation team here at Flooring 4 You Ltd are highly skilled and able to lay parquet flooring in all manner of patterns, from herringbone to chevron, zigzag and more, depending on what you require. And that goes for whether you opt for engineered hardwood or one of the luxury vinyl flooring brands. All the pictures shared in this blog post are recent installations we have done in homes across the Cheshire region and you can see for yourself the high quality finish we can guarantee.
Showing: Work in progress Panaget French Oak parquet flooring being bonded down in a herringbone laying pattern.
If you love parquet flooring and want to find out more about any of the collections featured in this blog post, call or visit any of our showrooms to see samples and talk through your flooring project. If you've already decided parquet is definitely for you, get in touch with us for a free survey where we can measure your living space and prepare you a no obligation quotation based on the parquet flooring you like.