Why Choose Parquet Flooring?
Redecorating can be an exciting time. It offers a chance to upgrade your home and create a showstopping space to make every guest envious on every visit. However, choosing a style and design that offers a lifetime of durability can be difficult, especially regarding flooring.
Tiles are the best way to ensure that your beautiful new flooring will remain as stunning as the day it is installed. So whilst we have many beautiful tiles to pick from if you want to make your home look unique, why not consider laying them in a more unusual way? As a proud supplier of big named tiles such as our Grespania tiles, we explore the method of parquet flooring to give your home something no other house will have.
What Is Parquet Flooring?
There are many ways to lay tiles, which is why floor tiles are the best option for your new flooring. You can arrange it however you choose to make a unique design like no one else. One of the interesting ways to lay tiles is with a Parquet style. You can use a variety of tiles to achieve this look, and it can provide a stunning statement piece to any room.
Parquet is the method of laying tiles, wood or brickwork in a geometrical pattern. It can provide beauty to outdoor patios or even indoor flooring and comes in various styles. We are seeing more and more homeowners choosing this for their kitchens, and if we are honest, it looks brilliant for most rooms in the home. Although this style of flooring feels very contemporary, it has been around for many years. For example, the herringbone design has existed since the age of the Roman Empire. They build many roads like this to offer stability and longevity.
The Different Styles of Parquet Flooring
Parquet flooring can be done in various ways, but all offer a signature style and opulence to heighten the class and design of any flooring.
This style works best with oblong tiles, wood or bricks. They are laid at a 90° angle to each other and achieve a zig-zag-like fashion. This is possibly the most common form of parquet flooring and can often be used for outdoor paving with bricks.
Chevron-style parquet flooring is very similar to herringbone, but instead of fitting in at a 90° angle, the ends of the material are cut at 45°, making columns of alternative diagonals. This tile design is a stylish way to add glamour to a bedroom, dining room or any other space in your home.
Using a mix of rectangular and square tiles, this parquet style of tiling offers a basket-like effect on your flooring. It is ideal for adding a quaint tone to the room and looks stunning in cottage-style homes.
Again, using rectangles, brick parquet groups usually three tiles together to create a square and are placed in alternative alignment to create a unique pattern and style. These were extremely popular in mid-century New York City apartments and are looking to make a return this year.
Choosing Tiles for Parquet flooring
Although hardwood flooring has created these beautiful designs in the past, if you are looking for a longer-lasting solution for parquet, our range of tiles can do this. Unfortunately, wood flooring takes a lot of treating and maintenance and, although it can look stunning, doesn’t offer the same protection for you’re flooring as tiles.
We have a range of tiles that could achieve parquet-style flooring but would last much longer in high-traffic areas such as hallways and kitchens. For example, our National Trust Brewhouse tiles can succeed in providing a beautiful herringbone parquet design indoors. Alternatively, suppose you like the chevron design. In that case, our Original Style tiles collection offers the Tileworks Parquet d’Olivier Chevron range, which can upgrade your room, with the look of natural wood but the durability of tile.
Although the installation of tiles may seem a little bit more expensive than other options, it offers a much preferable option for many homeowners. Tiles can last up to 60 years and more and will not wear over time, unlike wood flooring. So, tile is the only option if you are looking for material that will stand the test of time.
Find Your Parquet Flooring Materials with Tile and Stone Online
Although we have several tiles explicitly designed to create parquet flooring, you could choose any of our tiles to help make this flooring pattern. Parquet flooring, as mentioned, is installing flooring material in geometrical patterns, so this can be done with most of our tiles.
However, some tiles are much better than others. For instance, our Ca Pietra tiles collection has the beautiful Marlborough Terracotta Parquet Floor Tiles. Alternatively, you could choose from any number of our tiles online, and we have styles to suit all tastes and preferences. If you are unsure as to which tiles would suit your home, don’t worry. We offer a free tile sample service to help you make the right decision for your home. So, for all your tile needs, make sure you use the UK’s leading online tile supplier.