Geometric mosaic design made from wooden blocks is called Parquet Flooring. It has a timeless beauty and brings out the stunning decorative possibilities of wood floors created using traditional techniques.
The word parquet or ‘parqueterie’ is of French origin, which was the practice of laying large diagonal squares. This was used first at the Palace of Versailles. Parqueterie efficiently eliminates the need for constant washing of marble flooring that would rot the joists beneath the floors during mopping. The benefits of choosing a parquet floor today would be the durability and beauty of the finished product. Moreover, little maintenance is required for a parquet wood floor.
For a dust free clean atmosphere in the house, Edinburgh Parquet is recommended as the carpets invariably become storehouses of dust. Real Wood and Engineered Wood, as well as Parquet Flooring, will go a long way in improving respiratory health within your household. The surface is easier to clean and less prone to staining than carpet and can outlast carpeting as well making it more budget friendly over time. The subtle, tasteful design elements in the Edinburgh Parquet translates beautifully into both commercial and residential spaces. Let the natural variations in texture and wood grain shine with this style of parquet flooring!
You can lay a parquet floor over nearly any existing surface as with engineered wood and this makes it easier and less costly to lay, even making it a possible DIY project. Most of the options can be purchased as a tongue and groove design meaning that they slot together very easily and click together gradually. This makes it convenient for even the amateur floor maker.
With so many choices available nowadays for colour and finish available for you to mix and match you really can create an original design for your flooring. It is possible to choose different types of wood for different areas of the home. High traffic areas, for example, will require a higher grade with lesser grades being suitable for rooms which are used less frequently.
With new colours and finishes available you’re sure to find a parquet flooring which suits your home and décor. Whether you are embracing the traditional or aiming for a modern, minimalist look, we pride ourselves on the skill and excellence that goes into each and every job.
When it comes to choosing your design, we can provide you with sustainable blocks of Edinburgh parquet which are available in a variety of sizes. These blocks are machined to precise standards which create interlocking joints. This process provides a thick wear layer to the block to give maximum strength and durability.
The sheer natural beauty and warmth of parquet wood flooring blocks make it a thoroughly satisfying floor to lay. Over the past 40 years, we have had the pleasure of catering to prestigious clients like National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and more. Give us a call today to create your perfect floor and a free quotation.