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The true appeal of parquetry flooring lies in its striking visuals. An aesthetically engaging option, parquetry flooring takes advantage of the quality timber materials used and displays them in a distinct pattern. Most commonly seen in the Chevron and Herringbone formations, there are many different forms of parquetry. All options add a unique feel to your flooring area and can transform a dull space into something ornately refined. Whether it’s your home or your office, a parquetry floor is sure to never go out of style.

What Is Parquetry Flooring?

Parquetry is a design. It’s the inlay of blocks and strips of wood to form a geometric pattern. Although most commonly seen in flooring, it’s not exclusive to this and can be used in furniture making and decoration. Made up of smaller blocks and strips of solid or engineered timber, parquetry simply creates a visually appealing pattern.

Two of the most popular styles of parquetry are Herringbone and Chevron.

Herringbone features rectangular floor boards interlaced between each other producing an almost woven look. Alternatively, Chevron boards are cut at a 45 degree angle. This results in a sharper, more angular look to your floor with diagonal stripes rippling across.

Also available in French panel designs such as Versailles and Marie Antoinette, these patterns feature squared off individual shapes of different sorts. Reminiscent of renaissance artwork and antiques, designs like this can add an old world charm to your kitchen or living space time.

What Is It Made Of?

Although traditionally made only of solid timber, recent innovations in flooring manufacturer have made engineered timber an option for parquetry too.

Solid timber involves, expectedly, pieces of wood that come from one solid piece of natural timber. Engineered timber is a process by which a layer of solid timber is placed on top of a plywood core or base.

Popular types of wood include: Blackbutt, Spotted Gum, Tasmania Oak and more.

Each of these materials present their own strengths and weaknesses. Solid timber lasts longer and presents a more distinct finish. While engineered timber is an easier, less expensive method that still allows you to enjoy the look of a finished timber floor.

How Durable Is Parquetry Flooring?

With regular maintenance a parquetry floor will last a very long time.

As it is a wooden based flooring system, it’s important to remember that prolonged exposure to high humidity environments will have an effect on the timber. The smaller size of the pieces involved in parquerty mean they are less likely to fall victim to warping, but the size and shaping of the wood can vary to small degree over time. Any direct contact with liquids should be cleaned up as quickly as possible to prevent soakage.

A solid timber floor can be sanded about double the amount of times as an engineered timber floor. The type of use and regular maintenance will affect how many times this is required over the lifespace of your floor.

Where Can I Put Parquetry Flooring?

In short, anywhere you like. The design of this type of flooring has an inherent elegant and formal appeal. This makes it great for large dining areas, sitting rooms or high-end commercial spaces.

It’s generally not recommended for smaller sized rooms as the busy design can become lost or act to make the area look smaller than it is. Parquetry is an artform. It requires a large canvas to be fully appreciated.

However, it is ultimately up to you and your design preferences. None of these issues affect the stability or durability of the product so you can apply parquetry flooring almost anywhere you want to.

Can I Use It On Stairs?

Yes, parquetry flooring can be applied to staircases. The individual circumstance of your space and your aesthetic preferences will have to be discussed in order to achieve the look you want. Much like small rooms, small spaces can diminish the value of the design.

Parquetry Flooring At Woodworks Timber Flooring

Woodworks Timber Flooring are skilled at Parquetry designs. With plenty of experience, we know how to get the most out of your floor.

If you’d like to discuss parquetry flooring as an option in your home or office, contact us on 0401-444-258 or email contact@woodworkstimberflooring.com.au

We offer supply, consultation and installation services all across Melbourne.

Turn your floor into something special with Woodworks Timber Flooring.