Parquetry timber flooring is a sustainable, high end luxury product, that is not only pleasing to the eye, but easy to clean and maintain. Complimenting both classic and contemporary interiors, parquetry instantly highlights the feature of the timbers grain. The two most favoured patterns generally tend to be Herringbone and Chevron.
If you are thinking about installing this type of flooring, then it is important to know what type of design you would like, so here is a brief description of the four most popular designs.
Herringbone Parquet is one of the most popular floor design choices. Herringbone blocks come in rectangles that are laid at 90-degree angles to create a zigzag effect. The name Herringbone stems from the resemblance to the bones (structured along the fish’s spine) of a Herring fish. There are several variations of Herringbone pattern, from single to double and square. Herringbone has a classic look when completed.
Chevron blocks are cut at an angle to create a perfect arrow point (V shape) when installed. Chevron blocks can be installed parallel to the wall or diagonally. Chevron is usually more expensive than Herringbone as it is harder to create a perfect point and fit. Chevron is considered a more modern type of flooring and creates a kind of optical illusion due to the angle it is laid and the way it reflects light.
Square on Square
Installed diagonally or parallel to the wall depending on preferences and type of room. Most Square on Square floors are generally created with one choice of block timber, although for a point of difference you can integrate different colours to create a striking floor colour.
Brick Bond pattern replicates traditional brick work. This fairly straight forward flooring can be considered bland compared to the other styles, so some options for this flooring include using the style as a feature strip to create a border and outline a room. Brick pattern allows the integration of varied colour shades to seamlessly blend together to create a visually eye pleasing combination.
Still need more information on the different types of Parquet Flooring? Contact your local Polycure distributor.