The 17th century – an era of decadence, saw the introduction of parquet flooring in luxury residences when the Palace of Versailles defined this opulent material as fashionable. 21st century design has seen a comeback of this stunning product because of its versatility, unique design and timeless elegance.
© Robert van Oosterom
The crème del la crème of wood flooring, parquet can be designed in many ways to create an alluring, exquisite space. Both herringbone and chevron patterns are the most popular choice of design as they add a sophisticated elegance to any room. With many more design options to choose from, alternative layouts can be created such as the modern brick pattern or perhaps chequerboard for a retro twist. The versatility of parquet flooring is that it fits perfectly within both a traditional or contemporary setting.
© Found on Pinterest
© Gilles et Boissier
There are a wide variety of materials to consider including solid wood, engineered wood and there are now many options available in the form of a ceramic tile. Ceramic parquet is currently a highly-valued option when selecting bathroom flooring due to its low porosity. It still retains the warm and inviting appearance of wood which makes it the perfect solution for your bathroom project.
© CP Hart
© Kelly Hoppen
Vibrant, eye catching and original, the design possibilities are endless.