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Parquet Flooring Styles and Designs

Parquet block flooring is becoming more and more popular again.  There are various designs and patterns that you can create with the blocks.


What is parquet flooring?

Parquet block flooring is a wood floor that has been made into small blocks, rather than long planks.   As a result of the shape and size of the blocks, you are able to create geometric patterns. The blocks can be any species of wood, and you will be able to choose from either solid or engineered wood.  The colour and pattern of the parquet blocks depends on which species of wood and surface finish you choose.

For more about parquet block flooring, have a look at our blog: What is parquet block flooring?

Once you have chosen the style of block, finally you will need to decide which pattern you would like to create:

Unfinished Oak Parquet Block


Herringbone pattern parquet flooring

Herringbone is a pattern that creates a ‘v’ shape.  The parquet blocks are laid out at a 45 degree angle.


Brickbond pattern parquet flooring

Brickbond is a parquet pattern where the blocks are laid out in rows, parallel to each other.  Consequently, your flooring will look like a brickwork pattern.


Basket weave pattern parquet flooring

Basket weave parquet is where the blocks are laid out at 90 degree angles to each other in sections. In order to create a basket weave pattern, you should ensure that the length of the flooring blocks can be exactly divided by the width.  This is essential in creating this pattern.


It is most noteworthy to remember that if you want a chevron style flooring pattern, you will need to purchase chevron flooring.  You cannot create a chevron pattern with parquet blocks.


We would always recommend that you use a professional floor fitter when installing parquet blocks . To create the geometric pattern can be tricky and you will need experience of floor fitting in order to do it properly.

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