Parquet patterns for engineered flooring
While our knowledgeable specialists can help you to create a custom design for your engineered parquet flooring, we also offer three classic patterns that have stood the test of time and are still enormously popular today.
Herringbone parquet flooring features a zigzag pattern created by laying out adjoining floorboards at a right angle. With boards that are of equal length and width, the result is an exciting geometric pattern with an appealing sense of movement and asymmetry. The herringbone pattern has been used in textiles since at least 600 BC and first appeared in flooring in the castles and palaces of 16th century Europe.
Chevron parquet flooring also uses a zigzag pattern, but the ends of each board are cut at an angle so that adjoining boards form a V shape. The resulting pattern also has a lot of movement and a dynamic appearance, but it possesses a slightly cleaner and more orderly feel than herringbone.
Versailles parquet flooring uses a highly intricate arrangement of small blocks of wood that are pieced together to form an interwoven pattern which is then bounded in large squares of wood. Versailles flooring is named for the floors that were found in the palace of King Louis XIV of France.
Any of Carlisle’s classic patterns for hardwood parquet flooring can be produced with engineered floorboards for a surface that is both luxuriously elegant and highly stable in its resistance to moisture.