When investing in a new real wood floor, staying safe with the design is very often the right choice.
Having the latest style often means compromising on a traditional or timeless design. Choosing something too funky might look dazzling right away, but when fashions inevitably change, what was once cutting edge, can be stand-out awful. But no-one want to be boring, right? Enter parquet flooring. It’s interesting and trendy, yet timeless and traditional. A parquet style wood floor is a throwback to the period homes of the late 1600’s when these floors were first introduced. Herringbone flooring is the preferred style or parquet today and it looks fantastic.
When installed in almost any space, parquet flooring creates a stand out feature. The interesting herringbone or intricate shapes often become a talking point of any interior design, while remaining traditional and safe even when design trends update.
For an authentic and luxury feel we highly recommend real wood parquet. This can be solid wood or engineered flooring. It can be refinished and stained to match any style or interior so you won't be restricted with colours if you decide on an overhaul in the future. This makes a real wood herringbone floor a fantastic investment. Just remember to install those felt pads underneath all furniture. Real wood can be scratched easier than other flooring types and dragging heavy furniture across it is the most common culprit.
Installing real wood herringbone is a little trickier than traditional flooring installations. We highly recommend using an approved installer who has plenty of experience with laying parquet wood flooring.
Due to its current popularity parquet style and herringbone flooring is available in various floor types. We stock parquet and herringbone styles:
- Click Vinyl Tiles (LVT)
- Engineered Wood
- Solid Wood
These can be a fantastic cost-effective alternatives to real wood and they are considerably harder to mark and scratch which can make them a fantastic choice.
Installation of laminate and click vinyl is often considerably easier than real wood and can usually be carried out by anyone who is reasonably competent at DIY. Convenient click system’s and stable characteristics in varying temperatures, help make these floors perfect for home DIY projects.
Innovations in printing synthetic designs in wood flooring have moved on considerably in recent years leading to some herringbone laminate floors and LVT floors looking extremely realistic.
Parquet flooring Pros
- Currently Very trendy
- Timeless appeal
- Creates a stand out feature
- Works with many decor styles
- Available in Wood, Laminate and LVT
Parquet Flooring Cons
- Harder to install than regular wood flooring
- Often more expensive than regular flooring styles
The popularity of parquet flooring is on the rise. At Wood Floor Warehouse, we believe it is the perfect choice for customers who are seeking out an exciting floor that will stand the test of time. If you need any advice on your parquet or herringbone floor, please feel free to contact us directly and we will be delighted to help.