Parquet flooring has been around for centuries, and while some of the styles of parquet flooring have changed, its appeal has not. The experts here at Floor Coverings International Southlake are well equipped to answer any of your parquet flooring questions, and we can even install it in your Southlake home.
What Is Parquet Flooring?
Parquet flooring is traditionally a hardwood floor design composed of wooden blocks arranged in geometric patterns. It dates back to late 17th century France, and it was a popular choice for Europe’s finest homes. The most traditional looks consist of squares or panels arranged at right angles. However, there are modern looks including herringbone or hexagons that make a great statement in any home.
Pros and Cons
Solid wood parquet requires a very careful sanding job, as the grain on parquet will be going different directions for each tile. The wood also tends to be relatively thin compared to regular hardwood, so it cannot be sanded as many times. If this type of maintenance is not ideal for your home, you can use veneer parquet, which consists of a layer of parquet over an attached subflooring. You can get the parquet look without using wood by choosing other materials such as vinyl, linoleum, and tile.
Real wood parquet will be susceptible to damage like any hardwood, but parquet will be more difficult to refinish, so avoid installing parquet in high traffic areas or moisture-prone rooms like the kitchen or bathroom. Of course, vinyl or linoleum mock-parquet can be used in a variety of rooms. Parquet’s distinct style makes it a good choice for a living room, dining room, or even a home office.
Here at Floor Coverings International Southlake, we can provide you with a free in-home consultation and estimate to determine what kind of parquet flooring might be best for your home or design goals. Call us today to schedule your appointment and to learn more about our parquet selection for homes in the Southlake, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine areas.
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