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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. Our Italian Collection consists of matching chevrons, parquet blocks and short planks in eight shades which provide you with the optimum timbers from which to cut your very own designs, for inspiration see how Fabled Studio used them at Jamavar. And, given the renaissance of intricately patterned flooring, we are particularly 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.


HW7816 Sceptre Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7816 Sceptre Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW7812 Empress Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7812 Empress Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW7814 Imperial Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7814 Imperial Rustic 840mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Gord Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled Edg..

HW3433 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

HW3433 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Smoked; 45° Chevron Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevell..

HW3436 Blanco Prime 120mm Engineered Oak 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

HW3436 Blanco Prime 120mm Engineered Oak 45° Chevron Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; 45° Chevron Pattern; Extra White UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Gr..

HW3275 Sceptre Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3275 Sceptre Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevel..

HW3271 Empress Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3271 Empress Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevel..

HW3273 Imperial Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3273 Imperial Rustic 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevel..

HW3015 Novara Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3015 Novara Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beve..

HW3013 Casale Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3013 Casale Character 140mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Beve..

HW2002 Ascot Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2002 Ascot Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled..

HW2000 Aintree Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2000 Aintree Classic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled..

HW2010 Windsor Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2010 Windsor Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Oiled Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled Edge. Th..

HW2008 Epsom Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2008 Epsom Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Oiled Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled Edge. Th..

HW2006 Cheltenham Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2006 Cheltenham Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled..

HW2004 Bath Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW2004 Bath Rustic 130mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered Oak; Brushed; Herringbone Pattern; Matt Lacquered Finish; Click System; 4-Side Bevelled..

HW7830 Darna Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7830 Darna Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Mansion Weave Pattern; Grey UV Oiled Finish; PAR; Bevelled EdgeThi..

HW7828 Istra Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7828 Istra Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; Mansion Weave Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; PAR; Bevelled EdgeThickness..

HW7826 Novaya Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7826 Novaya Mansion Weave Character 185mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; Mansion Weave Pattern; White UV Oiled Finish; PAR; Bevelled EdgeThi..

HW7836 Darna Stretched Hexagon Character 140mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW7836 Darna Stretched Hexagon Character 140mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Brushed; Stretched Hexagon Pattern; Grey UV Oiled Finish; PAR; Bevelled Edg..

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