There are certain types of flooring that are known for their beauty and performance, and parquet is definitely one of them. It’s enjoyed something of a revival in recent years and these days it’s the flooring of choice for people that want the beauty of solid wood flooring in a completely different way, bringing you a floor covering that will stand the test of time and transform your home.
What is parquet?
This type of flooring uses blocks of wood to create a mosaic effect known as parquetry, with parquet patterns being entirely geometric. These patterns can range from simple shapes (such as squares) to incredibly intricate designs, and there are a whole range of different styles available from the checkerboard and basket weave to the ever-popular herringbone design, with a variety of different sizes, woods and grains being on offer.
Flooring for the elite
Parquet flooring was first developed in France in 1684 and was used to replace the marble flooring of banqueting halls and manor houses. It was a floor covering for the elite and is still used in the most prestigious of modern interior design and architecture projects, but these days any of us can experience the beauty of parquet for ourselves.
The benefits of parquet
A parquet floor is a thing of beauty and can transform any home it’s laid in, bringing with it a kind of elegance that can’t be matched by flooring of any other kind. It can be ideal in both traditional as well as more contemporary homes to suit any design scheme necessary, with oak, walnut, teak, cherry, beech and mahogany all being popular wood choices.
But, there’s more to it that that—not only is parquet effortlessly stunning but it’s an incredibly stable floor covering too, with the blocks being laid in different directions to result in less cross-grain expansion. It’s easy to maintain, repair and clean and with proper care can last a lifetime and beyond, and better yet it can add significant value to your home. Wooden flooring is incredibly fashionable and parquet even more so, with estate agents even stating that homes with wood floors sell twice as quickly as those without.
Find the parquet floors that you’re looking for
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons that you should choose this type of flooring. Parquet should be the only option if you’re looking for a floor covering that’s as practical as it is elegant—you’ll be able to transform your home and will have a floor that you can truly be proud of, and if you’re looking for options to fit the bill you’ve come to the right place. Here at Nagle Flooring we’ve got a number of different parquet options for you to choose from, and once installed and sanded you can look forward to getting exceptional results. Just take a look around to see the options or get in touch to discuss your needs, and you’ll soon be able to experience the beauty of parquet for yourself.
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