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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.


HW16011 Noce – Block Character 65mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring

HW16011 Noce – Block Character 65mm Engineered American Black Walnut Wood Flooring

Engineered American Black Walnut; Steamed; Block Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Sq..

HW16012 Acacia – Block Character 65mm Engineered Acacia Wood Flooring

HW16012 Acacia – Block Character 65mm Engineered Acacia Wood Flooring

Engineered Acacia; Steamed; Block Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thi..

HW3432 Nile 120mm Engineered 45° Chevron Oak Wood Flooring

HW3432 Nile 120mm Engineered 45° Chevron Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Smoked; 45° Chevron Pattern; Black UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & Gro..

HW16010 Grande – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16010 Grande – Block Select 70mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 100% Smoked & Black Stained; Block Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue &..

HW16610 Grande – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW16610 Grande – 45º Chevron Select 90mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 100% Smoked & Black Stained; 45º Chevron Pattern; UV Oiled Finish; To..

RECM4399 Dalga Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4399 Dalga Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4398 Aliman Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4398 Aliman Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4397 Chiselet Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4397 Chiselet Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4396 Comana Rustic 420x420mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4396 Comana Rustic 420x420mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4394 Bujoru Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4394 Bujoru Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4392 Branceni Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4392 Branceni Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4391 Poroschia Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4391 Poroschia Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4389 Peretu Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4389 Peretu Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4388 Videle Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4388 Videle Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4387 Olteni Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4387 Olteni Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4386 Salcia Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4386 Salcia Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4385 Vedea Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4385 Vedea Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4384 Orlea Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4384 Orlea Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4382 Lunca Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4382 Lunca Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

RECM4381 Talpa Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

RECM4381 Talpa Rustic 800x800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered European Oak; Fine Aged; Design Panel Pattern; Stained & Oiled F..

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