Parquet Wood Flooring

Posted by on Oct 21, 2016 in Flooring In Basingstoke, Latest News | 0 comments

The history…According to Wikipedia  The word derives from the Old French parchet (the diminutive of parc), literally meaning “a small enclosed space”. Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie (“woodwork parquet”) to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors.

Karndean Flooring’s parquet collection is inspired by traditional parquetry and can be arranged in a variety of patterns for a truly unique look. Look to the striking diagonals of herringbone to give a real sense of style in your living and dining spaces. Or, take a step away from traditional and look to introduce block designs or shaker style in your home.

Geometric patterns are continuing to grow in popularity within interior design this year. Known for their eye-catching complexity, these patterns offer design diversity and have the ability to create a standout contribution to any space. The adaptability of this trend means you’ll find endless home décor elements boasting geometric beauty; from tumbler glasses to bed linen, wallpaper to flooring.

Probably one of the most classic representations of all the interior geometric designs is parquet flooring. With an array of pattern and design variations, parquet flooring strikes the right tone in any style of home. Here are a few examples of parquetry from

Karndean design flooring, shows how this striking flooring design can perfectly pair with your interior design. Herringbone parquet – boasting the appeal of that classic ideal, this intricate design works particularly well in bedrooms and hallways. More than a complementary backdrop, it brings depth and detail without overpowering a space.

Parquet Flooring Basingstoke

Black Oak Parquet


Block parquet – another classic, block parquet is a more evocative twist on a classic herringbone design, making a bold statement yet maintains that timeless appeal, hence its prominence in grand settings, such as ballrooms and large foyer areas.

Art Select Blond Oak Parquet

Art Select Blond Oak Parquet Flooring

Another popular block pattern is the shaker style, a striking visual that truly complements any living space. The warm hues of our Russet Oak is enhanced by a design strip and a parallel border.

Russet Oak Flooring from Karndean

Russet Oak


Quilt Parquet –  A special cut, the quilted parquetry design creates the illusion of both square and diamond shapes, adding real visual interest. By using two contrasting hues (as pictured below), this design is incredibly adaptable, whether you want to highlight modernistic styling or mirror grandeur in more formal interiors.

Quilt parquet available from our flooring showroom in basingstoke

Quilt parquet – A special Cut