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If you love the look of engineered oak flooring but want to do something a little different, parquet wood flooring designs might be just what you’re looking for. Parquetry adds character to your home thanks to its decorative effect and it continues to be a popular option. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect when you choose parquetry


What is parquetry flooring?

Parquetry flooring is a way of arranging your hardwood flooring and is perfect when used in conjunction with engineered timber. Rather than laying the planks side by side, small pieces of wood are arranged into a decorative pattern for a completely unique look. When it comes to the best wood for parquetry, oak is ideal because it’s hard-wearing and looks sensational. Oak is also easy to stain and polish so you can get the look you want. The striking patterns that come with parquetry add a point of difference to your home, while also being timeless so you don’t need to worry about it dating.


Parquetry design ideas

Herringbone Pattern

One of the most popular looks in parquetry design is a herringbone pattern, which was first developed in Europe in the 1500s. While this style is similar to chevron in that the timber pieces are arranged in a traditional V shape, each piece is cut as a perfect rectangle rather than on an angle.

Chevron Pattern

Another classic parquetry look is Chevron. This look is a classic pattern when it comes to parquetry flooring. It involves the engineered oak being arranged in a V shape with each piece cut on an angle to create straight lines. This versatile pattern suits a range of styles and the look will vary depending on the colour and design of your flooring.

While chevron and herringbone designs remain the most popular choices with parquetry, you can add your own personal touches to your final pattern. For example, you may choose contrasting tones or finishes for a truly unique look or add straight borders around your parquetry.


Kustom Timber expert install service

If you’re looking to have parquet flooring installed in your home, Kustom Timber can help. Our range of engineered oak timber is perfect for creating beautiful parquetry and we have extensive experience in installing a range of unique designs for our customers. Our qualified carpenters will manage your project throughout the process and will deliver the perfect flooring. For custom parquetry, speak to us today or visit our showroom.  

At Kustom Timber, we provide a range of traditional and designer finishes with our range of premium engineered European oak flooring. Manufactured to suit Australian conditions, our beautiful flooring solutions will transform your home. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our team is there to guide you through a personalised experience from start to finish.

For more information about our premium range of European oak flooring solutions, speak to the flooring professionals at Kustom Timbers today on (03) 9645 3857.