CHEVRON PARQUET HISTORICAL FRENCH PATTERN
We all want our homes to have that exclusive and dazzling look. One way to give your house a fashionable look is through the flooring. The pattern and choice of design we use in terms of flooring go a long way in giving us the desired finishing we want for our home.
Chevron parquet flooring is one of the best ways to give your floor that royal and impressive appearance. Chevron parquet flooring is one flooring technique that has been around for centuries. The chevron parquet design has been modified and is gradually becoming the preferred choice of design among homeowners.
Parquet is a French word which means using geometric wood pieces for decorative effect when flooring. Most parquet patterns are angular and geometric.
The chevron Parquet has a great history predating back to the 16th century, so one can say that the chevron parquet pattern has come to stay. The pattern was initially used by the Romans who first discovered that arranging bricks towards traffic can make roads a lot more stable. Ever since that discovery, the chevron parquet pattern has been modified to suit various flooring needs.
During the 16th century, the pattern was used to design wooden floors, and one of first such designs was that of the Francois 1 Gallery at the Chateau de Fontainebleau which is reported to have been installed in 1539. The trend for Chevron parquet pattern achieved a tremendous success between the 17th century and half of the 18th century as patterned wooden floor was used in Western Europe in homes of nobles, castles, palaces and the merchants.
Patterned parquet was introduced to England in the 17th century by Queen Henrietta Marie who wanted her official residence redesigned, thereby adding a French touch to her English court.
By the Second World War, hardwood flooring lost its popularity as most individuals decided to make do with synthetic fiber as there was a general feeling that hardwood was outdated. However, by 1990's hardwood rose back to prominence.