Hardwood flooring always offers something magical—whether installed within a family home, a commercial space, or an office that you wont want to leave at the end of the workday! However, among the many types and styles of spectacular wooden flooring, there is no doubt a champion in terms of making a statement. The geometric patterns of parquetry offer a treat for the eyes and an air of decadence within any interior.
Many people dream of installing their very own contemporary chevron parquetry or deliciously authentic reclaimed oak parquet flooring, not realising that their fantasy could actually be within their reach. Because of its luxurious associations, parquet flooring is often assumed as expensive, but thanks to the smaller size of hardwood segment required to complete these beautiful patterns, this type of flooring can actually be more affordable than regular plank flooring.
Of course, the other concern that we hear here at Unique Bespoke Wood is in regard to the durability of parquetry. When investing in this type of interior renovation, property owners are going to want to be certain that the look will last! As proud chevron and herringbone parquet flooring UK specialists, we're always happy to help guide anyone who adores the fantastic aesthetic of parquetry towards the ideal floor for their vision and space. Read on to discover what distinguishes the different types of parquet flooring from each other, and which will be provide just the right dose of durability and resistance for your needs.
What's the Difference Between Solid and Engineered Parquet Blocks?
The exquisite patterns of parquet flooring are created using precision-cut pieces of wood known as parquet blocks. Traditionally, these blocks were created of solid hardwood, which would then be placed, sanded, and finished in-place by a skilled joiner. Today, however, consumers can choose between these solid parquet blocks, and engineered parquet blocks—with each providing unique properties.
As is the case with any hardwood flooring, maintenance is marvellously simple. Wood is a fantastically forgiving and robust surface, only periodically requiring the lightest of cleans with a non-abrasive and wood-specific product. However, a durability issue that has historically been associated with parquetry is vulnerability to moisture. Wood breaths, and when too much moisture is absorbed by the wood within it, traditional parquetry can be susceptible to damage. Happily, high-calibre contemporary engineered parquetry offers the perfect solution to this concern.
For example, our engineered chevron parquet wood flooring is created using layers of quality plywood, constructed using alternating direction, with a generous top-layer of the finished or unfinished hardwood of choice. This clever construction allows such fantastic moisture and temperature resistance that such floors can be installed at basement level, and even over under-floor heating. With an ample hardwood, this type of floor can be sanded and re-finished a few times if damage should occur—but with a little care and diligence, engineered parquetry can be enjoyed for many, many years, with little demand beyond your own enjoyment!
For those who prefer the idea of traditional solid wood block parquet flooring, a little more attention to humidity levels is advisable. However, solid hardwood flooring comes with the knowledge that your flooring can be refinished as many times as desired. The Unique Bespoke Wood team can also always advise on different wood species or finishes for different rooms or spaces.
What Does Your Space Say About You?
If you want to transform your interior in a way that will make a big impact, few gestures can compete with the installation of a divinely finished parquet floor—you simply need to choose what kind of impact you wish to make! Reclaimed oak parquet flooring offers an instant hit of history, manifesting the impression that it's always been there, and the space has countless stories to tell. In contrast, the edgy choice of cool-toned and wide-cut chevron parquet wood flooring delivers a mesmerising aesthetic within modern settings. These are only two examples—with parquetry, the possibilities of pattern are endless!
With Unique Bespoke Wood, you can be confident that you are turning to chevron and herringbone parquet flooring UK specialists. Our impassioned team will walk you through the different aesthetics to choose from, the right construction and finish for your unique space, and every detail of the installation process. From concept to creation, and on to installation, we deliver only the highest quality of solid wood and engineered wood parquet flooring—both in the UK and abroad. Our seasoned parquetry installers are dedicated to doing your interior justice. If you're ready to learn more, contact our team today!