Oak parquet flooring

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.

Choose a pattern for your Oak parquet flooring

At Carlisle, most of our Oak parquet flooring is produced with one of three popular patterns.

Herringbone parquet flooring uses a design where each board adjoins another at a right angle, creating a sense of zigzagging movement across the floor. Parquet flooring with Herringbone is a highly sought-after for its great visual interest.

Chevron parquet flooring also arranges boards at angles to one another, but the ends of each board are cut so that two boards can form a V shape. By adjusting the angle of the cut, we can create shallower or more acute angles in the layout, depending on the preference of the homeowner. Chevron also has a great deal of movement in the design, but a slightly cleaner look in the appearance of the seams.

Versailles parquet flooring is inspired by the floors in the Palace of Versailles and arranges the floor in large squares. Within each square, shorter floorboards are laid out at an angle and in an interlocking pattern that gives the layout a woven appearance.

Carlisle customer service makes designing your floor a pleasure

When you come to Carlisle for Oak parquet flooring, our commitment to customer service will impress you as much as the quality of our floors. From your first interactions with our design team or your first visit to a showroom through the delivery and installation of your Oak parquet flooring, you’ll receive expert advice and knowledgeable guidance from some of the best design experts in the business. We’ll be with you every step of the way to answer questions, guide you through all the decisions to be made and ensure that your final product exceeds your expectations. From choosing patterns and types of wood to colors and finish and other features, we will help you create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece in wood that is the true expression of your sense of taste and style.

Why choose Oak parquet flooring from Carlisle?

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors offers the finest Oak parquet flooring in the country. Widely known for distinctive excellence, we’ve been creating stunning hardwood floors for more than 50 years. Our commitment to sustainable forestry ensures the renewal of the resources we harvest to create your Oak parquet flooring, and our Slowcraft® process means that your floor will be handcrafted to your exact specifications and our high standards. It’s no wonder that Carlisle floors are found in some of the most beautiful and distinctive homes in the world.