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5 of the Best Parquet Flooring Designs

If you're thinking about doing some home renovation, and are considering updating your flooring, you may have come across the idea of 'parquet flooring' during your research. Parquet floors are generally made from wood, and are mosaic pieces used together to formulate a pattern.

They are always geometric, and the most common pattern you will come across is the herringbone. We've chosen 6 of our favourite designs to get you inspired, and to show you a glimpse of the possibilities out there with this choice of flooring.

Look at the designs for inspiration

1. Herringbone
As the most common type of parquetry, you will find this particular design in range of colours and shades. You can also choose from a glossy finish to modernise the appearance of the room, or if you prefer a more classic twist, choose a supplier that offer a 'distressing' process, which appears to 'age' the wood, giving it a more antique, matte feel. To modernise the look further, you could even opt for striking coloured herringbone wood, which will create a truly unique living space that will be bang up to date and personal to you and your taste.

Herringbone
Herringbone

2. Basket weave
This is a more subtle pattern, so it's ideal for use in a room with heavy decor or features that you don't want attention taken away from. It's also useful for rooms of irregular shape, as it is easily continued into awkward spaces like hallways and corridors. A basket weave is the perfect choice for creating an antique, timeless feel as it's a very traditional design, and its heritage dates back as far as the Tudor period. However, if you do like the attractive design but want to use it for a more up to date space, opt for a lighter wood, with contrasting dark furniture.

Basket
Basket

3. English heritage
Choosing a parquet floor with an English heritage feel – is an easy way to instantly upscale any living space. This is a popular choice for traditional, community buildings, such as churches and hotels. Its popularity may be due to the elegance yet simplicity of the design, which also means it's the ideal choice for any residential space that you want to bring sophistication to. Research suppliers that provide the option of mixing woods in this particular pattern, as this makes a fantastic change to the piece, which will be personal and unique to you.

English
English

4. Star pattern
Add a wash of retro to any room with a star patterned parquet floor design. Retro flooring is perfect for any home designer who loves paying homage to days gone by, as this is the best selection for those who want to inject a '70s feel into their interior. You can be as adventurous as you like with this pattern, opting for an overall design of stars (and other geometric shapes) or just have a few spotted around to create unique focus points, and to add a hint of subtlety to the layout.

Star
Star

5. Strip pattern
Another very common form of parquet flooring, and is widely used throughout homes and businesses, due to the number of looks it helps you achieve. Depending on the shade and finish you choose, using a strip block pattern will be a timeless feature in your home, and can be used in any modern or traditional room. The distressing process is very attractive for a more classical look in this design, as it truly reflects the naturalism of the wood. It's also good if you want a plain floor that won't draw attention in a more busy room, if you have furniture or other decor that you want to provide the main focus, for example.

Strip
Strip

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