Parquet Flooring – What are your Choices?
Parquet flooring has been making a comeback in recent years. Originating in the homes of the aristocratic Europeans during the 17th Century, Parquet flooring has always been associated with luxury and finery. Nowadays clients tend to pair the classy flooring with white washed walls and open plan living space, making the parquet’s pattern the statement of the room. If you know what you are doing, Parquet flooring can be easy to install due to the way in which the pieces of wood are designed to fit together. However, we recommend working with a specialist to avoid ruining your new flooring. Laying the border and cutting it back to ensure it fits the room can be both tricky and time-consuming, the finishing process of sanding and treating the wood will also need to be completed by a specialist.
At Dyfed Richards, we offer two styles of parquet flooring, Herringbone and Chevron.
But what is the difference between Herringbone and Chevron parquet flooring?
Chevron Parquet Floors
Chevron refers to the way in which the wood is laid. Chevron is a zigzag pattern in which the two wooden planks come to a sharp point at the top, similar to that of a V sign. The Vs are then slotted into one and another, and the angles create a zig zag shape across the flooring.
Herringbone Parquet Floors
Herringbone is similar to Chevron, and many often get the two muddled up. Herringbone refers to the pattern that is created when the parquet flooring is placed in a zigzag but, rather than creating angles at the join, the pieces of wood are staggered. Simply put, the wood is not positioned into a sharp point.
Other Parquet Flooring Design Choices
Herringbone and Chevron refer to the traditional placement of parquet flooring. However, at Dyfed Richards we offer a range of unique styles, allowing you to get creative with the overall effect of your flooring. Basket Weave, Cube, Versailles and Brick Effect are just some of the designs you can bring to your parquet flooring.