Parquet flooring is a traditional and classic style of wood flooring, characterised by geometric mosaics of squares, triangles and lozenges.
The style has grown increasingly popular in recent years, as people look for a timeless feel to a modern home, or as part of a renovation to an old property.
Is parquet flooring real wood?
Traditionally, parquet flooring was made from 100% solid wood, but these days engineered wood is also an option. Whereas solid wood blocks are made from a single piece of timber, engineered wood is made up of several layers of different wood types, with the top layer being the visible layer.
It is often less prone to changes in moisture and heat, and can be less expensive, so engineered wood is an option worth considering.
New wood blocks vs reclaimed blocks
If you choose solid wood blocks for your floor, you also have the choice of either new wood or “reclaimed” wood.
The difference between new and reclaimed wood flooring is whether the wood is from new trees or has been used for another purpose already.
Further down this page, you’ll see a number of examples of our parquet floors. You’ll notice we often work with reclaimed hardwoods. They’ve become a popular choice amongst our clients, as they are more eco-friendly than new wood, and reclaimed wood is usually harder due to pressures it has already sustained. Reclaimed wood also has a previous life and sometimes a story to go with it.
We have many years of experience amongst our qualified fitters at Wood Floor Solutions NW of fitting, repairing and renovating parquet wood floors in North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral.
Whether you want a small number of blocks repaired, or need a whole floor of your property fitting, we can help. Just get in touch for a free quote.
We have years of experience fitting brand new parquet floors, and can provide the full service from taking up your existing floor to installing and finishing a new parquet floor
In older properties where a parquet floor already exists, it’s often possible to avoid installing a new floor and, instead, renovate and restore the existing floor. We offer a full wood floor restoration service, which includes three restoration options for your floor. We can advise you which is the best option before beginning any work.
Accidents, scratches and even large dents are almost inevitable over time. But they needn’t be a big problem, as we can repair and replace individual blocks.
For this beautiful wood floor installation in Anglesey, we used reclaimed solid pitch pine wood. This wood species has dark, thick lines that contrast with a pale honey colour, creating a warm, rich hue.
If you’re looking for a more eco-friendly option of wood, using reclaimed wood can be an ideal choice. What’s more, it is often harder than new wood, has deeper lines to provide more character and has history and character, as it’s been used for another purpose.
The patterned parquet flooring is bordered by two blocks, which follow outlines of the fireplace and the outer edges of the room.
This dramatic and striking floor is made from reclaimed solid mahogany.
At first, the reclaimed wood looked dull and dark, but after meticulous standing by our qualified fitters, the wood revealed itself to be a beautiful and contrasting mosaic of light and reddish-brown tones.
It was perfect for the classic parquet arrangement, bordered by two blocks around the edge of the room.
Aside from installations, we also repair and renovate parquet flooring. Here, in a property in Deganwy, near Llandudno and Conwy, we repaired and renovated a loose parquet floor, bringing it back up to life and character. We offer a full repair, renovate and restoration service for wood floors of all kinds across North Wales, Cheshire and Wirral.
See how we transformed the wood flooring in this tight hallway by viewing the photo gallery. This is a real statement floor, with immediate impact and character. This parquet flooring installation in Wirral was made using reclaimed mixed woods, which is how the dramatic differences in colour and tone are achieved.
Here’s an example of a herringbone parquet arrangement, using solid oak floor planks, which we fitted in North Wales (Rhyl). The parquet flooring ran across the living room and into the dining area, to create a feeling of expanse.
This parquet flooring in Cheshire required careful repair and renovation before refitting the wooden blocks. It made an incredible difference to the room, as the wood was restored to its former grain, colour and tone.
If you have an existing wooden floor that you think would benefit from a renovation or you'd like a new wood floor installation, please get in touch with us at Wood Floor Solutions NW.
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