Parquet is back. With its striking tonal patterns and contrasting visuals, parquet flooring is a classic. This style floor
has a long history – dating back nearly three centuries. Tour a European mansion or chateau, and you’ll likely find yourself
walking on high-end parquet squares. But parquet floors also fit with today's home styles - from traditional to contemporary
Just what I wanted – gorgeous, classic floor in my DR and in the entry.
Most of my townhome is furnished with classic pieces and furnishings from the 1960's (Eames, Wassilly, Dansk cookware and
dinnerware), all of which is now set off by the Oak Parquet flooring in the Dining area and in the entryway. It is the perfect
complement and gives off an aura of the quality we used to enjoy 50+ years ago.
"Parquet" refers to any detailed woodblock floor pattern. These floors are made with short pieces of hardwood that are arranged
in a decorative pattern to create a mosaic effect. Popular parquet designs include basket-weave, brickwork and lozenge shapes.
Updated herringbone and chevron patterns are also finding their way into homes, as homeowners seek new ways to express their
Parquet Floors Install Like Tile
Because of their tile configuration, parquet floors are among the easiest hardwood floors to install. We recommend downloading
our installation guide or consulting a professional before you begin.
Parquet floors are easily cleaned using a soft broom and occasional mopping with approved hardwood cleaners. Pets should have
short, clipped nails to avoid scratching. The diverse patterning and visual variations allow parquet flooring to maintain
its original beauty and luster for many years.