Why Do People Choose Parquet Flooring?

Why Do People Choose Parquet Flooring? High-quality wood floors are an absolutely stunning addition to any home. Wood complements almost any style, bringing the natural world into the heart of your home. In short – wood floors are the centrepiece of a room. Parquet flooring is even more spectacular. The wood creates a striking geometric design through a simple yet elegant pattern.

Below we will discuss what parquet flooring is and why people have chosen it for centuries.

What is parquet flooring?

Originating in the 1600s, parquet flooring is also known as mosaic flooring. It involves laying the planks into various angular shapes to create chevron, basket, weave, or herringbone designs. The result is a visually engaging and interesting floor suitable for any room.

Despite first being introduced as an alternative to marble floors in France, the patterned floor fell out of style. It was in the 1980s and 90s that parquet flooring saw a renaissance.

You’ll now find parquet flooring in homes throughout the country.

Why do people choose parquet flooring?

1. It’s timeless

Parquet flooring has been popular on and off for centuries. There’s a reason we keep coming back to it. Though traditional straight-laid wood floorings are beautiful, there’s something so elegant about parquet flooring.

Ignore the current trends and fads. Choose a wood floor that’ll stand the test of time and look as good in fifty years as it did the day it was laid.

2. It goes with any room

No matter if it’s a kitchen, hallway, living room, or bedroom – parquet flooring always looks good. Despite being patterned, the simplistic design is subtle enough to complement all furniture and décor. And you can create a parquet design with any kind of wooden plank.

3. Simple to maintain

It may look slightly more complex, but it’s ever so simple to maintain. You can treat a parquet floor like any other wooden floor. Clean using the same products – and avoid direct sunlight on the wood grain (as it can cause discolouration). Otherwise, it’s a hard-wearing, easy-to-clean wood flooring.

4. It’s valuable

Parquet flooring may cost slightly more than traditional methods. However, it adds value to your home. Being a statement piece, it’ll always attract the eye of potential buyers – increasing your home’s value. You simply don’t find parquet floors in nearly enough homes.

5. It’s warm

Like all-natural wood floors, parquet flooring is a fantastic source of insulation. Compared to other patterned floors – such as tiles or stone – parquet flooring will stay warm during the cold winter months. (So, no freezing your feet in the morning.) It also adds an aesthetic warmth – boosting your home’s comfort and cosy factors to the max.

Conclusion

In a nutshell – a parquet floor adds a bit of class to your home. It’s novel, exciting, and visually striking. It’s the kind of wood flooring you just don’t see that often. Consider getting a parquet flooring today.

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How to dress your wood floor this Spring.

Springtime – as the days lengthen and the trees grow back their leaves, there’s no better time for a little bedroom renovation. Whether you’re dealing with a small back bedroom or grand master suite, bedroom renovation doesn’t need to cost the earth.

With a few simple changes, you can dress your wood floor for a beautiful warm bedroom this spring. Here’s how.

Scrub your floor clean

In the dim light of winter, it’s hard to notice tired, lacklustre wooden flooring. But, as the spring light shines in, thoroughly cleaning the floor can be surprisingly effective. It’s the time for spring cleaning, after all.

Removing all the furniture and scrubbing the floor with warm water (and a recommended cleaning product) will bring it back to life. If you want to go the extra mile, finish with a little lacquer or wax. Or, buff and polish it for a slick and professional result. It’s the best trick for a cheap bedroom renovation.

Go bold with an accent wall/furniture

Spring is a time of green, yellows, and pinks – warm, comforting colours. Paint an accent wall – ideally, behind your bed – in one of these warm, cheerful colours to bring your room to life.

Remember, the colour you pick should complement your wood floor. But colours like ochre, mint green, and pale yellow can all inject a little springtime bliss into your bedroom.

Once you’ve established the colour theme, continue the accent in furniture, textiles, or ornaments. Just be careful not to overdo it. A little colour goes a long way.

Walk on the wild side

Wood floors evoke the natural world. They’re a beautiful, unique, organic material. Continue this natural theme with a few carefully chosen plants to refresh the space. As nature reawakens outside your window, invite it indoors.

A large statement plant – like an Areca Palm or Cast-Iron Plant – can beautifully contrast your wooden flooring. At the same time, smaller pot plants such as ferns and hanging ivies will liven up a desk or dresser.

Get your bedroom spring-ready with fresh blooms and greenery!

Time for new textiles

No bedroom renovation is complete without new bedding. Indeed, from fun, floral-patterned bedding to block greens and yellows, bedding can capture the essence of spring and transform a

room. When coordinated with your wooden flooring, it may lift and banish the winter gloom, heralding the new season.

But you don’t need to stop at bedding… rugs, blankets, cushions, and curtains are all budget- friendly ways to dress your bedroom’s wooden floor for spring. You hardly need to change anything else.

Voila! With a few flourishes of colour or a vibrant spring pattern, your old wooden flooring or furniture can be unrecognisable in an instant.

It’s a simple but effective way to welcome new life in the season.
So, are you ready for spring? What bedroom renovations are you planning to liven up your room?

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There’s nothing like a good quality hardwood floor to reinvigorate a room. You can buy the finest furniture; invest in the most beautiful ornaments, but without a solid wood floor, it’s incomplete.

Quality wood flooring is the canvas upon which to build your room.

That’s why it’s critical to see a hard wooden floor as an investment. One that lasts for decades to come.

But what can you expect when you invest in quality wood flooring?

Variation in the grain

Hardwood floors are rightfully seen as the finest available. Why? Because each board is unique. No pattern repeats; no texture is symmetrical. There’s nothing like it anywhere in the world.

That may sound jarring. But, with its natural beauty, the variation in grain pattern, colour shifts, and mineral streaks add a warm and lifting quality to any room.

Colour changes

Exposure to light will gradually lighten or darken your hardwood floor over time. That all depends on the species, however. Oak and Maple shift colour slowly, year by year; while Brazilian cherry quickly darkens.

There’s a beauty to the colour change, reflective of the natural seasons. Just be careful not to leave a rug in one place too long, or you’ll find a pale patch amongst a sea of darkened boards.

Expansion and contraction

Wood was once a living material. Based on the humidity of your home, it will therefore absorb or emit moisture. That changes its shape; meaning boards will routinely expand and shrink.

Don’t worry, though.

Installation takes account of this natural flux. While you may notice small gaps between the planks, installers leave such gaps to allow for natural shifts, preventing buckling, crowning, or cupping.

If you’re especially conscious, you can use a humidifier in winter or a dehumidifier in summer.

Wear and tear

Like any newly laid floor, quality wood flooring is still susceptible to the usual wearing. Expect scratches, dents, and surface abrasions. Of course, that depends on the wood type and level of use. Harder woods will dent less easily. Meanwhile, kids and dogs increase the risk of damage.

Still, given wood flooring’s natural variation, these marks are often hidden.

But, if you want, certain manufacturers finish their boards with strengthening additives. That makes them more durable long term. Or you can re-sand the floor to give it a fresh look.

Maintenance

While hardwood floors are durable, they still require careful maintenance. It would help if you didn’t use any basic cleaner. Rather, use the cleaner specified and recommended by the hardwood manufacturer. That will prevent any discolouration or damage, preventing the need for further refinishing later.

Conclusion

If you want to transform your home with a beautiful quality hardwood floor, look through our wood flooring specialist’s brochure. It details all the types of wood floors we offer. Or send us an email or give us a call on 07496726278,

With our passion and experience for quality wood flooring, we know we can deliver outstanding results.

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