Types of parquet floor designs
The variety of parquet floor designs is virtually unlimited, as floorboards can be arranged in any number of ways. At Carlisle, we offer three standard wood parquet patterns that are among the most popular choices for homeowners everywhere.
Herringbone parquet floor designs feature a zigzag arrangement where each board adjoins another at a right angle, creating a strong sense of movement and flow through the room. Each board is cut to an identical length and the planks are typically shorter than Carlisle’s traditional wide plank floorboards.
Chevron parquet flooring also uses a zigzag layout, but the ends of each board are cut to create a sharp point where the boards meet, producing a V-shaped design. The shape of the V can be altered by cutting the ends of boards at different angles.
Versailles parquet flooring, named for the floors in the Versailles Palace, uses square panels of wood flooring within which the floorboards are laid out in a mosaic pattern that produces a woven effect.
Our design consultants can also work with you to create a custom pattern for an entire floor or for borders and dramatic focal points within a room. Parquet flooring may also use more than one wood color, creating light and dark parquet flooring for example, or it may incorporate other materials like marble or tile for even more visual interest.