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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.


HW3258 Fresco Rustic 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3258 Fresco Rustic 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Brushed & Burnt; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groo..

HW2604 End Grain Nature 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW2604 End Grain Nature 180mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; 1-Strip Pattern; Sanded; Matt Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; Square..

HW3244 Salvo Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW3244 Salvo Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

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

RECM2200 Organic Pine Rustic 90mm Reclaimed 45° Chevron Engineered Wood Flooring

RECM2200 Organic Pine Rustic 90mm Reclaimed 45° Chevron Engineered Wood Flooring

Genuine Reclaimed; Engineered Pine; 45° Chevron Pattern; Sanded; Painted Finish; Tongue & Groo..

HW113 European Oak Prime 70mm Solid Oak Wood Flooring

HW113 European Oak Prime 70mm Solid Oak Wood Flooring

Solid European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Unfinished; Planed All Around (PAR); Square Edge. T..

HW696 Burnish Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW696 Burnish Select 120mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Matt Lacquered Finish; Tongue & Groove; ..

HW693 American Black Walnut Prime 120mm Engineered Walnut Wood Flooring

HW693 American Black Walnut Prime 120mm Engineered Walnut Wood Flooring

Engineered American Black Walnut; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Satin Lacquered Finish; Tongue &..

HW692 Nature Select 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW692 Nature Select 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

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

HW690 Nature Character 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW690 Nature Character 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Sanded; Herringbone Pattern; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; 4-Sided Bev..

HW601 European Oak Character 70mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW601 European Oak Character 70mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; 4-Side Beve..

HW3007 Medio Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3007 Medio Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded & Smoked; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & G..

HW3004 Quadro Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3004 Quadro Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded & Smoked; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & G..

HW3003 Nile Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3003 Nile Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

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

HW3001 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW3001 Fendi Prime 120mm Engineered Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded & Smoked; UV Oiled Finish; Tongue & G..

HW1392 Drift Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1392 Drift Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Versailles Pattern; Fine Aged; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled ..

HW1391 Antique Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1391 Antique Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Versailles Pattern; Fine Aged; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled ..

HW1390 Natural Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

HW1390 Natural Rustic 800mm Engineered Oak Wood Flooring

Engineered European Oak; Versailles Pattern; Fine Aged; Oiled Finish; Tongue & Groove; Bevelled ..

HW099 European Oak Prime 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW099 European Oak Prime 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Solid European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thi..

HW098 European Oak Rustic 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW098 European Oak Rustic 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Solid European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Unfinished; Planed All Around (PAR); Square Edge...

HW078 European Oak Rustic 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

HW078 European Oak Rustic 70mm Solid Oak Herringbone Wood Flooring

Solid European Oak; Herringbone Pattern; Sanded; Unfinished; Tongue & Groove; Square Edge. Thi..

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