The charm of Oak parquet flooring
When you want to create a stunningly sophisticated interior that radiates style and elegance, there’s really nothing better than Oak parquet flooring. Parquet wood flooring, a floor where the boards are installed with a design rather than side by side, originated in the European manors and castles of the 16th century and has been a symbol of luxury and aesthetic beauty ever since. Today, Oak parquet flooring is resurgent in beautiful homes everywhere, as homeowners look for ways to give their interior a one-of-a-kind floor treatment.
At Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, we offer parquet floor designs in our standard hardwood, prefinished and engineered wood flooring. Our design team works carefully with customers to select the right wood parquet pattern for any space and can even assist in designing a custom pattern for a singular appearance.
What is Oak parquet flooring?
Oak parquet flooring is a hardwood floor made with Red Oak or White Oak timbers where the floorboards are installed in a pattern rather than being laid out in parallel strips.
Why choose Oak parquet flooring?
Parquet flooring adds a sense of luxury and style to an interior, making a room feel more opulent and elegant. Customers choose Oak for parquet flooring because of its warmth and versatility, offering interesting grain patterns and warm hues as well as level of hardness that wears well.
Can parquet flooring be made from other hardwoods?
Parquet flooring can be crafted from virtually any hardwood species as well as softer wood like pine. Reclaimed hardwood made with timbers salvaged from old homes, barns and factories can also be used in parquet flooring for a highly unique look.
Can Oak parquet flooring be prefinished?
Yes. Oak parquet flooring can be prefinished in a manufacturer’s facility, which enables the use of stronger sealants to protect it from wear and spares the homeowner the headache and mess of finishing a parquet floor on site.
Can parquet flooring be made with engineered hardwood?
Engineered hardwood is an excellent option for parquet flooring, and Carlisle offers two collections – the Studio Herringbone Collection and the Manhattan Herringbone Collection – that feature engineered White Oak in a Herringbone pattern. These floors are ideal for urban spaces such as industrial flats or penthouse lofts, as well as for installation over concrete slab, radiant heat or in any high moisture area.