Pattern differences in parquet flooring

Pattern in parquet

If you are considering parquet flooring, there are various parquet patterns.  You can have the floor fitted in the classic herringbone however you could for example have the simpler, very modern brick pattern. Or if you want to go retro, try chequerboard. You can also use a contrasting block in the border for example. That can be very effective – you can see examples of this on our website.

We have a few different patterns in the ‘favourite’ and ‘more favourite’ photos gallery. However to help you consider the options I have placed the various designs together on this page, courtesy of fitters or customers who have created something beautiful from reclaimed parquet:

Sapele in a herringbone pattern

Sapele herringbone pattern

 

Apitong brick bond pattern

Apitong brick bond pattern

 

Chequerboard pattern

Diagonal chequerboard pattern in Sapele

 

And the time consuming but extremely clever basket weave:

Basketweave pattern

Complicated basketweave in oak

 

Below are a couple of the options for border blocks, either using a thinner piece or a whole block to add your contrast.

Chequerboard pattern

Chequerboard Rhodesian Teak and Oak

 

Ekki inset on herringbone pattern

Ekki border block inset on an Oak herringbone 

Chevron

You cannot create a chevron pattern with a right-angled cut block; it is a special cut parquet which is much less common in the UK. You can find it everywhere in France however, which tells you something! The chevron style is extremely on trend. The pattern is particularly popular in faded tones of oak however it isn’t readily available in a reclaimed parquet. We made the beech chevron panel below for our workshop. As you can see the cut is different from herringbone flooring.

Beech chevron pattern

Beech chevron

 

So if you fancy giving a parquet design a try, we carry a good range of reclaimed blocks in stock at all times. The wood types do vary depending on what we have recently reclaimed: Pitch Pine, Sapele, Rhodesian Teak, Partridge Wood, Beech, Panga Panga etc.