Since then, parquet floors have often featured in luxury interiors and are becoming more popular than ever in both residential and commercial settings. Remembered from childhood memories of school halls and stately home visits, modern parquet designs are now available in a wide range of luxury vinyl designs that offer a practical choice for contemporary commercial projects.
We look at some of the many ways parquet and herringbone flooring can be used to add character and a sense of intrigue to statement interiors, creating desirable ‘instagrammable spaces’.
Art Select Morning Oak offers a gentle golden oak design with an intricate grain and knot detail to create a warm and inviting look. Also available in a full-sized plank, Morning Oak can be used to create a sense of interest and flow from room to room with an imaginative combination of plank sizes and laying patterns.
The confident statement made by this midnight black interior, lifted with fresh yellow walls and a gold ceiling, is enhanced by the Black Oak parquet floor design with its impactful ‘rug’ feature and design strips.
The darkest oak design in our collection, Black Oak offers deepest browns and pitch-black tones with a textured grain and contemporary matte finish. This shade is also available as a long plank, Midnight Oak, to offer flexibility and further options for creating zones.
In busy hospitality spaces, a combination of wood design parquet and a statement geometric tile can effectively demarcate different working zones and guide customers through the building.
Arlo & Jacob, Bristol, featuring Knight Tile designs
In situations where raised floor access is required, or if a quick installation is essential due to operational restrictions, style need not be sacrificed due to technical requirements. Our LooseLay range offers an easy-lay option that looks highly effective in a herringbone layout.
A parquet floor need not be limited to wood designs. Stone design tiles laid in herringbone pattern, with a coordinating design strip to accentuate the laying pattern, is also sure to add character to an interior.
Combining large tiles with a matching small tile format, or even with a contrasting wood parquet or geometric tile, will effortlessly aid zoning and wayfinding to help newcomers make sense of a space.