If you love the timeless look of timber flooring but are looking for something a little different from a design perspective, parquetry flooring using engineered oak could be just what you’re looking for. With a unique aesthetic appeal and a range of patterns to choose from, parquetry provides a unique and decorative alternative for your Melbourne home. Today, we’ll be answering some of the most commonly asked questions that we get about engineered parquet flooring.
What is parquetry?
Parquetry is a style of timber flooring which involved arranging small tiles of timber into a mosaic pattern for a unique finished product. Parquet flooring isn’t a new concept and dates back to 16th century France. After going out of fashion in the 1930s with the popularity of carpet and linoleum, parquetry flooring has since made a comeback and the meticulous design and quality finished product has made it a sought after flooring option.
What designs can I choose from?
One of the best things about parquetry flooring is the range of patterns available. The most common pattern is the herringbone design where the timber tiles are arranged into a V shape. There are also numerous other design choices including chevron, basket weave, Versailles, brickbond and Marie Antionette. However, the only limit is your imagination and a quality flooring service will be able to customise a design for you. You can think about options such as contrasting wood colours, unique borders and striking finishes to transform your space with your new parquetry flooring.
How is parquet flooring installed?
It goes without saying that due to the intricate design of parquetry flooring, it’s best left to the professionals when it comes to installation and isn’t recommended for a DIY project if you have no experience. Installing parquetry requires a high level of skill for the perfect finished product and you also want a service who can offer customised designs. Parquetry can generally be laid over subfloor or existing flooring and the tiles are then glued down in a mosaic arrangement.
How long lasting is parquetry?
Although parquetry looks intricate and delicate, it’s extremely durable and long lasting which makes it perfect for any home. When you choose parquetry manufactured from engineered oak, you have the advantage of the hard wearing properties of genuine oak and the strong construction of the engineered timber tiles for the ultimate in longevity. Parquetry requires little maintenance and provides a sense of warmth and character to your space.
Kustom Timber offer a holistic approach to flooring and create a floor that will stand the test of time. With our environmental focus, we use only renewable FSC approved oak trees to produce flooring for Australian conditions using state of the art production methods. We pride ourselves on our high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail – view our range today.