Covered up for years, parquet is back and it’s strong. From rustic blocks to contemporary designs with a retro edge, the floor is yours when it comes to expressing your inner interior designer. And with a choice of patterns, such as herringbone, basket-weave and chequerboard, what’s stopping you from parqueting every floor in your home?
Bin the crisp white and contemporary grey tiles of last decade, we’re moving into warmer territories with bolder colours and vintage vibes. Pops of darker colours, including navy and burgundy, spell a seismic shift away from clinical and a nudge closer to grown-up fun. Lesser-chosen patterns, such as the beautiful basket-weave, are becoming popular as homeowners are embracing a vintage-but-modern aesthetic, spot on when you consider parquet flooring actually dates back to the mid-to-late 1600s when it was considered both a luxury and an art form. The word ‘parquet’ is derived from the French, ‘parqueterie,’ which describes the formation of the famous parquet pattern.
Scandi-style also gets a nod, adapting a trend that’s been in our homes for some time and still shows no sign of going away. And, fear not, Scandinavian style can also be captured through parquet flooring — use natural woods with rustic details to create an outdoorsy feel that reflects the calmness of the Scandinavian forests.
Parquet flooring is the perfect choice for every room in your home, with its styling potentials and natural hardiness. From a durable floor in your new home office to a warm herringbone in your living room, parquet covers practically every flooring need you may have. And, if you already have parquet flooring fitted in your home but it has seen better days, it’s the perfect time to follow that trend and treat it to some TLC — sand it, stain it and restore it; it will serve you well for years to come!