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Parquetry | Parquet Flooring

Parquetry

Parquetry is the decoratively patterned flooring created from a mosaic of timber pieces. Usually, but not exclusively, the pieces are geometric in shape and the most common shape is a four-sided block, sometimes referred to as block parquetry. From this block a number of patterns like basket weave, Flanders weave, or brick patterns in stack bond or stretcher bond can all be created.

The complexity of installation meant that parquet flooring was traditionally a sign of wealth, but modern milling methods now mean that this truly stunning option is open to all. Perhaps this recent accessibility has contributed towards its current popularity, but whatever the reason there is now a global surge of interest in such statement flooring, with the front runners being the classic single or double herringbone and chevron patterns.

The benefits of modern parquet flooring

Dating back to seventeenth century France, the earliest well-known examples of parquet flooring are in the Palace de Versailles, where individual wooden blocks were used to replace the marble flooring. This was deemed more practical because the joists beneath the marble were rotting away due to the constant washing.

Until recently the individual blocks used to create such dramatic floors were only available in solid timber. Installation was a time-consuming process, even for experienced floor fitters, since such blocks must be sanded down and finished with numerous coats of oil once in place on site. But at Havwoods it has been our mission to introduce the 21st Century technological advances found in timber floorboards into the blocks needed to create these more intricately patterned wooden floors. In other words, to source pre-finished, engineered wood parquetry.

Now we are able to offer a wide variety of shades of shades and finishes for parquet flooring. Most are created in oak, most are pre-finished, with all the advantages this provides, and most can be installed over underfloor heating. But, most importantly, all can be installed quickly and easily with minimal mess.

Parquetry options from Havwoods

In Australia, we now stock two parquetry block shapes: the classic block (otherwise known as herringbone blocks) and chevron blocks, where the short ends are cut at an angle and fit together in a point. Of particular interest is the size of our herringbone blocks, since many are larger than the classic 65mm or 70mm width for a more contemporary take on a traditional pattern.

In addition to individual blocks, we also stock pre-assembled chevron pattern panels, which make installing a chevron floor as easy as installing floorboards. Whilst our classic Versailles designs - small wood squares held together by what appears to be an interwoven mesh of wood strips and contained within a wood frame - are also supplied in pre-finished, pre-assembled panels.

Parquet flooring in your home

Many flooring installers are adept at fitting parquet floors and will advise you fully, however, there are a number of criteria you should consider. All Havwoods' parquet products are real wood and, like any wood floor, must be installed on a stable, dry and level substrate and be allowed to acclimate to the room for at least 72 hours before being laid.

Parquet is one of the most elegant and decorative flooring options available and works particularly well in living rooms, dining rooms and foyers. Conventional design wisdom says that patterns can overwhelm a small space, but in reality, herringbone and chevron patterns can work particularly well in long, thin spaces. Just remember to work out your pattern carefully before you start. The designs repeat so if the rows are not perfectly straight and precisely aligned with the walls the result will be disappointing. And remember, walls are not always perfectly square so you need to take this into consideration too.

Once installed you can protect your investment with the correct care. Parquet should be maintained just like any other real wood floor, the details depending on whether you have opted for a lacquered, oiled or UV oiled finish.


HW2006 Oak Cheltenham Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW2006 Oak Cheltenham Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

European oak Engineered timber flooring construction  Herringbone block pattern Character..

HW2004 Oak Bath Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW2004 Oak Bath Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

European oak Engineered timber flooring construction  Herringbone block pattern Character..

HW2002 Oak Ascot Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW2002 Oak Ascot Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

European oak Engineered timber flooring construction  Herringbone block pattern Character..

HW2000 Oak Aintree Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW2000 Oak Aintree Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

European oak Engineered timber flooring construction  Herringbone block pattern Character..

HW3577 Oak Auburn Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3577 Oak Auburn Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

GECA certified European oak Engineered timber flooring construction  Herringbone block pa..

HW3576 Oak Botany Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3576 Oak Botany Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

A light coloured floor can open up your space and create contrast with bright colours or harmony and..

HW3575 Oak Newport Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3575 Oak Newport Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

A favourite with staff and customers alike, Oak Newport is a beautiful coloured timber flooring plan..

HW3574 Oak Manly Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3574 Oak Manly Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

Design your next project with Oak Manly herringbone in mind to create a stunning stand-out floor to ..

HW3573 Oak Ryde Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3573 Oak Ryde Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

Oak Ryde delivers a heavenly herringbone timber floor, perfect for residential, retail, office or ap..

HW3572 Oak Croydon Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3572 Oak Croydon Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

Whether you are after a classic herringbone patterned floor, or want something a little different su..

HW3571 Oak Mosman Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3571 Oak Mosman Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

Oak Mosman herringbone blocks are GECA certified, durable, easy to install and maintain. GECA ..

HW3570 Oak Mascot Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW3570 Oak Mascot Rustic Grade Herringbone Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

Create stunning classic herringbone timber floors with GECA certified Oak Mascot herringbone planks...

HW1395 Versailles Reclaimed Elm Engineered Timber Panel

HW1395 Versailles Reclaimed Elm Engineered Timber Panel

Fit for nobility and fit for any purpose, these patterned genuine reclaimed elm blocks will be ..

HW1392 Versailles Drift Fine Aged Engineered Timber Panel

HW1392 Versailles Drift Fine Aged Engineered Timber Panel

Fit for nobility and fit for any purpose, these stunning geometric patterned blocks will be availabl..

HW1391 Versailles Antique Fine Aged Oak Engineered Timber Panel

HW1391 Versailles Antique Fine Aged Oak Engineered Timber Panel

Fit for royalty and fit for all purposes, these elaborate geometric patterned panels will be availab..

HW3194 Oak Copper Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

HW3194 Oak Copper Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

This product is now available in our Clearance range, as we make way for some exciting new prod..

HW3192 Oak Chase Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

HW3192 Oak Chase Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

This product is now available in our Clearance range, as we make way for some exciting new prod..

HW3190 Oak Willow Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

HW3190 Oak Willow Rustic Grade Preassembled Chevron Engineered Timber Flooring Planks

This product is now available in our Clearance range, as we make way for some exciting new prod..

HW7360T Smoked Walnut Twist Prime Grade Par-ky Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

HW7360T Smoked Walnut Twist Prime Grade Par-ky Engineered Timber Flooring Blocks

MADE IN EUROPE Smoked Walnut Herringbone Block Pattern Prime Grade Sealed and Satin Lacq..

HW7376T Antique Oak Twist Prime Grade Par-ky Engineered Timber Flooring

HW7376T Antique Oak Twist Prime Grade Par-ky Engineered Timber Flooring

MADE IN EUROPE European Oak Herringbone Block Pattern Prime Grade Brushed and Matt ..

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