The Classic Herringbone Pattern
Herringbone Pattern is by far the most popular laying pattern for parquet at the moment. The blocks are laid so that they inter-lock in a diagonal pattern, giving the room visual direction by drawing the eye in a particular way.
Most commonly, the points of a herringbone pattern floor are laid parallel to a room’s longest wall, or towards the window.
Herringbone pattern woodblocks are generally laid in a single herringbone or a double herringbone style, where the two blocks are doubled up next to each other. These variations are both classic patterns.
Parquet Wood Choices
Solid parquet floor tiles are exactly what they say, they are made milled from a single piece of timber. They are solid throughout.
Engineered parquet is a popular cost-effective option when looking for a durable parquet alternative to solid hardwood. Because the finished look is identical to that of solid wood, allowing you the same creativity with beautiful, stylish and luxurious patterns in your home while bringing greater durability to moisture and temperature changes.
Most importantly parquet flooring allows you to create something unique in a room that can have different effects on the atmosphere depending on the particular pattern chosen. There is usually a 3mm wear layer of wood (Oak, Teak etc.) which is fixed to a plywood backing giving stability.
A professional sander can take 1mm off the top which will allow you to re-stain or freshen the floor.