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If you love the look of timber flooring but you’re looking for something just that little bit different from traditional floorboards, parquetry might be just the thing you’re searching for. Parquet flooring takes wooden planks and shapes in a variety of sizes and arranges them in a mosaic pattern. 

Dating back to 17th century France, the word parquet actually means “a small compartment.” But over all the years, parquetry has stood the test of time, and is still used as a stylish design choice for those wanting just a little more out of their timber flooring. 

If you’re thinking of buying parquet flooring, we’re taking a closer look at just some of the benefits of this timber flooring option.

Range of patterns

With parquetry flooring, you’re not limited by only one or two designs. Herringbone, chevron, and so many more, a quality service will be able to work with you to achieve your vision. 

Don’t be shy about mixing things up! You can also opt for contrasting wood for a look that’s even more unique.

Adds interest to large spaces

Open-plan houses continue to be a popular layout for most modern homes but sometimes, with all that open space, adding in some interest can help prevent the area from looking too plain. 

Parquetry is the perfect solution as it allows you to use timber, which is a timeless flooring choice, in a way that can break up the space and make it more interesting. You can also use parquetry to zone a larger space, such as using parquetry in the entryway and then traditional floorboards beyond.

Easy to maintain

With the intricate designs that often come with parquetry, it’s easy to assume they’ll be a lot of work to maintain. However, the maintenance is surprisingly simple and it’s no more work than traditional floorboards. Simply sweep up dust and debris on a regular basis and clean as you would any other timber flooring. Around once a month, mop with a special timber floor cleaning solution. Other than that, all you need to do is keep on top of spills to avoid moisture damage.

Classic appeal

Parquetry isn’t something that you need to worry about going out of fashion. Like traditional floorboards, it truly stands the test of time and will continue to add to the aesthetic appeal of your home for years to come. It also looks great in the interior design style of any home – even if you completely change up your furniture and decorating, your flooring will blend in seamlessly.

For stunning parquetry, Melbourne based Kustom Timber can deliver. We use engineered European oak timber, which has been sourced from renewable FSC approved oak trees, and we oversee the manufacturing process from start to finish. With our end-to-end service, you can be confident that our craftsmen will create unique parquetry flooring which will last for generations. As the experts in providing beautiful engineered timber across Australia, we have the right floor for you.

If you’d like to learn more about parquetry flooring in Melbourne, give Kustom Timber a call today on (03) 8609 6027.