Classic Parquet Floor Pattern Make a Big Comeback
Floors with elegantly shaped parquet patterns arrived on the home décor scene in 16th century Europe. Craftsmen would use light and dark wood to create one-of-a-kind designs that involved an intense amount of labor. After all, each piece had to be hand-cut and fit into place. Only the wealthiest could afford theseone-of-a-kind wood floor designs. However, some of the patterns created that century live on in what are now known as “classic” parquet designs—Versailles, herringbone wood flooring and chevron.
Parquet wood flooring enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1970s and 1980s because the ability to mass-produce floor boards made them affordable. They were seen as an alternative to wall-to-wall carpeting. However, discerning homeowners soon shunned the mass-produced variety as predictable and of low quality.
Today, the dramatic and customized look of parquet is once again being used in some of the finest homes in the country. Our Carlisle Custom Shop offers that same hand-cut, labor-intensive attention to the classic patterns including:
Each floor is made to order, so you can choose from a variety of different woods. We can work with your design ideas to come up with your own one-of-kind pattern. Once the boards are milled, the patterns are carefully pre-finished by hand. We can do this to create a border for a floor, or a center focal point, or a whole, customized look.
Photo Credit: Wyatt Anderson Construction, Florida
Contact us today to learn more, see ideas, and speak with a Carlisle Wide Plank Floors Specialist.