Parquet flooring is the name given to a type of flooring which owes the origins of its name to the French word parqueterie and dates back to the mid to late 1600’s. Popularly associated with Versailles and the Grand Trianon, parquet flooring is a type of wood flooring made from small blocks or strips of wood which are laid to create a regular and geometric pattern. In the early days, parquet flooring was use to cover or replace cold tiles and remains popular to this day.
Adding much of its appeal to the use of various species of wood such as oak, walnut, cherry, lime, pine and maple, laying parquet flooring isn’t something suited to an inexperienced DIY-er. Often referred to as mosaic flooring, parquet flooring is highly appreciated and recognised thanks to it’s decorative effect.
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