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Parquet flooring is comprised on individual wood blocks that form a pattern. They can be either solid or engineered, and come in a variety of different patterns that create different looks and atmospheres, including herringbone, chevron, versailles, basket and brick weave. With a variety of finished and shades, there is sure to be a style to suit everyone's needs.
Why Choose Parquet Flooring?
Parquet was popular as far back as the 17th century amongst the rich and elite members of French society. Although thanks to modern production methods this is no longer the case, the association remains in people's minds due to its presence in old and prestigious buildings, meaning you can today own an affordable yet luxurious floor in your home. In those days, parquet was used to replace marble floors that required cleaning and caused rotting underneath the floor. Although this is no longer the case, parquet still has practical benefits. It is easy to clean and install using our handy guides under the 'installation' tab of each product page, and easy to replace individual blocks should damage occur. This also helps save money as an entire parquet floor is unlikely to ever need replacing all at once.
There are different practical benefits associated with solid and engineered parquet too, despite looking identical on the surface. Although solid wood adds more value to a home, can be sanded down more often and therefore has a longer lifespan, engineered wood can last a lifetime, and better resists warping and shrinking. This occurs in environments where moisture and humidity are present, or where the temperature changes often. This means engineered flooring can be used with underfloor heating, and solid cannot.
Different species of parquet available include the most popular oak with its versatile style, dark luxurious walnut, or durable and rich merbau. There are light, medium and dark shades within this of thickness ranging from 10-22mm – there will be a floor for every price range and taste in this collection.
In terms of patterns, herringbone is the most popular style, presenting as a staggered zig zag appearance that adds sophistication and style to a home. Chevron is similar, but these zig zags meet in the middle to form an arrow like pattern that can bring flow to a room. Versailles is another we stock, which forms a square with cross or square patterns within it. This is less popular, but highly versatile and classy.
Please order as many free samples as you like to find which pattern, shade and construction best suits your needs.
See links to some of our most popular parquet options here:
- Brushed & Oiled Parquet Flooring - Brushed & Lacquered Parquet Flooring - Herringbone Parquet Flooring - Chevron Parquet Flooring -
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Painswick Swift Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm
Painswick Owl Oak 125 x 600 x 15/4mm
Painswick Lavish Oak 80 x 350 x 20/6mm
Chamonix Kite Oak 90 x 750 x 10/3mm
Chamonix Sword Oak 90 x 750 x 10/3mm
Chamonix Highland Oak 90 x 750 x 10/3mm
Painswick Paradise Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm
Painswick Silky Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm
Painswick Fresh Oak 80 x 300 x 10/3mm
Painswick Rabbit Oak 150 x 600 x 14/3mm Click
Painswick Champagne Oak 150 x 600 x 14/3mm Click
Painswick Seal Oak 150 x 600 x 14/3mm Click
Painswick Tuborg Oak 150 x 14/3mm Click
Painswick Sparrow Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm
Painswick Harbour Oak 125 x 500 x 15/4mm Unfinished
Painswick Garden Oak 80 x 350 x 20/6mm
Painswick Canal Oak 80 x 350 x 20/6mm Unfinished
Painswick Mist Oak 80 x 350 x 20/6mm
Thorpe Roasted Oak Herringbone 70 x 350 x 18mm
Thorpe Spring Oak Herringbone 70 x 350 x 18mm
Thorpe Ranch Oak Herringbone 70 x 350 x 18mm
Thorpe Oak Herringbone 70 x 350 x 18mm Unfinished
Painswick Amber Oak 150 x 600 x 14/3mm
Painswick Burnt Oak 150 x 600 x 14/3mm Click
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