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Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring is where individual pieces or blocks of wood are fitted together to form a patterned floor. Usually, but not necessarily, these patterns are geometric in shape, and the most popular of them are created using four-sided blocks. The best known patterns are chevron and herringbone, although basket weave, Flanders weave or brick patterns in both stack bond or stretcher bond are also absolutely stunning, and the classic pattern know as Versailles is once again becoming popular. The complexity of installation meant that parquet flooring was traditionally a sign of wealth, but modern milling methods now make it a truly beautiful option open to all.

The benefits of modern parquet flooring

Dating back to seventeenth century France, the earliest well-known examples of parquet flooring are in the Palace de Versailles. Individual wood blocks were used to replace the marble flooring because the joists beneath the marble were rotting away due to constant washing.

Until recently the individual blocks used to create parquet were only available in solid wood. Installing was a time consuming process, even for experienced fitters, since the blocks had to be sanded down and finished with numerous coats once in place on site. But in the last 10 years pre-finished blocks have become available in both solid and engineered wood. The latter are often available in larger dimensions than is traditional, resulting in a more contemporary parquet pattern, and are often suitable for installation over underfloor heating.

Now Havwoods are also available to offer parquet flooring in even more labour-saving options. Both our chevron and Versailles patterns are available in pre-finished, pre-assembled panels, making installation a truly simple operation.

Parquet patterns with a difference

Standard herringbone and chevron patterns are now very much on trend, but at Havwoods we are committed to serving the trends of the future. Given the renaissance of intricately patterned flooring we are very excited about the latest additions to our Design collection. Mansion Weave, Diamond and Stretched Hexagon are three unusual blocks which are each available in three shades. Use single shades or mix them to create your own, totally unique floor.

Design your own parquet floor

To create a totally unique, really complex parquet floor you need a team of talented carpenters experienced in laying floors. Alternatively you can enlist the help of Havwoods Bespoke. This is precisely what designers Virgile and Partners did when they wanted to reproduce the intricate pattern of triangles, rhombi and trapezoids devised for Harvey Nichols in wood. So too did consultancy United Designers for the flooring in the Cambridge House apartments at One Tower Bridge. You design the concept and Havwoods Bespoke will deliver it, fully finished, in easy to install engineered panels.


HW7830 Darna Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7830 Darna Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Mansion Weave Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge, Grey UV Oiled Fi..

HW7828 Istra Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7828 Istra Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Mansion Weave Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge, Natural UV Oiled..

HW7826 Novaya Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7826 Novaya Mansion Weave Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Mansion Weave Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge, White UV Oiled F..

HW7836 Darna Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7836 Darna Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Stretched Hexagon Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge, Grey UV Oile..

HW7834 Istra Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7834 Istra Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Stretched Hexagon Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge; Natural UV O..

HW7832 Novaya Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7832 Novaya Stretched Hexagon Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Stretched Hexagon Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge; White UV Oil..

HW7824 Darna Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7824 Darna Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Diamond Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge; Grey UV Oiled Finish.T..

HW7822 Istra Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7822 Istra Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Diamond Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge; Natural UV Oiled Finis..

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16008 Ferro – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thicknes..

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16608 Ferro – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. ..

HW16009 Columba – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16009 Columba – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Block Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thicknes..

HW16609 Columba – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16609 Columba – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; 45° Chevron Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edge. ..

HW3288 Tortona Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3288 Tortona Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW3286 Pavia Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3286 Pavia Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Brushed; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled ..

HW3284 Monza Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3284 Monza Character 130mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW3009 Amazon Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3009 Amazon Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Bevelled E..

HW7820 Novaya Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7820 Novaya Diamond Character Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Diamond Pattern; Brushed; Planed All Round (PAR); Bevel Edge.Thickness 15.5mm Width ..

RECM4310 Boreas Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

RECM4310 Boreas Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Solid Pine; 45° Chevron Pattern; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thickness 1..

RECM4305 Zephyr Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

RECM4305 Zephyr Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Solid Pine; 45° Chevron Pattern; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thickness 1..

RECM4300 Eurus Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

RECM4300 Eurus Rustic 80mm Reclaimed Solid Pine 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

Reclaimed Solid Pine; 45° Chevron Pattern; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thickness 1..

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