CLASSIC CHARM: PARQUETRY
Parquetry adds charm, warmth and sophistication to any home which often makes it my first choice when it comes to choosing a flooring material. You see, parquetry is a bit like a piece of antique furniture, not only does it make you home look desirable but it also adds value to it too.
Originated from France, this classic and eye-catching type of hardwood flooring became popular in the 16th century as an alternative to marble flooring. Parquetry is mostly distinguished by its beautiful geometric patterns made out of wooden pieces placed together to create a decorative shape. The wooden pieces are usually finished in oak, maple, teak, wedge, merbau, jatoba, cherry, danta or walnut. There are a lot of patterns to choose from and the most popular ones seen today are herringbone and chevron although, I am loving the stars and the chequerboard patterns quite a lot right now.
A preferred choice in period homes, parquetry has proved that its beautiful geometric patterns can also look as swanky in more contemporary interiors. So what do you think of parquetry? Would you consider this type of hardwood flooring in your home?