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Parquet Flooring is made up from individual wooden blocks which are then positioned into a parquet pattern. Parquet wood flooring comes in a variation of different patterns including chevron, herringbone, versailles, basket and brick weave, all these patterns come in a number of different shades, styles and finishes. So you can be sure to a parquet floor to suit your needs.
What is Parquet Flooring?
Parquet flooring is a variation of wooden blocks used to create different floor patterns, the name parquet originates from the French word parchet which dates back all the way to the late 1600’s. Back in the early days, parquet wood flooring was used to replace marble floors which required constant cleaning, tending to rot the joist under the floor. In recent times parquet flooring has been much easier to mass produce meaning the price no longer comes with a heavy price tag making it more affordable option for many.
What is Parquet flooring made from?
Parquet flooring comes in both solid and engineered wood flooring, solid wood flooring been solely made up of one species of wood and engineered been made up of both solid wood (wear layer) and multiple layers of plywood. Engineered parquet wood flooring works with underfloor heating allowing all the heat to be transferred through. Solid and Engineered parquet can both be sanded and refinished multiple times allowing you to rejuvenate your flooring, this process is usually carried out once every 15 years. On the whole parquet flooring comes in quite a few different species such as oak, merbau, walnut, and more. Oak parquet is the most popular species of wood simply because it is so versatile and can be finished and stained to any colour.
How to install Parquet Flooring?
There are a few different options in how to install parquet flooring but it depends whether the fitting system is tongue and groove or click loc. If the flooring product is tongue and groove the options you have are either to float the floor just gluing the tongue and groove together, secret nail the flooring to a wooden sub floor or finally bond the flooring directly to the sub floor using an adhesive. If the flooring comes with a click loc system no glue or nails is required, this simply just clicks together.
Parquet Flooring Alternatives:?
If parquet wood flooring isn’t your desired flooring choice you, there’re other options which come in more conventional planks, take a look at our solid wood flooring or engineered wood flooring.
150mm White Washed Brushed and Lacquered Click Herringbone Engineered Oak Wood Flooring, 14/3mm Thick
150mm Grey Brushed and UV Lacquered Click Herringbone Engineered Oak Wood Flooring, 14/3mm Thick
150mm Brushed and UV Lacquered Click Herringbone Engineered Oak Wood Flooring 14/3mm Thick
70mm x 280mm Brushed & Matt Lacquered Solid Oak Parquet Wood Flooring Blocks, 18mm Thick
70mm x 280mm Brown Sugar Brushed & Lacquered Solid Oak Parquet Wood Flooring Blocks, 18mm Thick
90mm x 600mm Brushed, Gunstock, Lacquered Chevron Engineered Oak Wood Flooring, 18/4mm Thick