ORIGINATING IN 16TH CENTURY FRANCE, THIS ARTISAN METHOD Of INSTALLING HARDWOOD TIMBER FLOORS CAN ADD SOPHISTICATION AND DETAIL TO YOUR DECOR.
A bit about parquetry
A parquetry floor is made from many pieces of wood fitted together like a beautiful mosaic. It can be made from different types of wood with varying grains to create a unique pattern. With an incredible range of choices in timber species, colours and patterns parquetry opens the possibility of a decorative timber floor that is as unique as it is durable.
Choosing the right product
Parquetry is available in a range of products, from traditional solid timber to pre finished timber. Within each product range you will find a variety of choices and patterns from traditional to utterly unique, even custom designed.
Styles of parquetry
There are two styles of parquetry which can be installed â€?Mosaic and Block.
Mosaicis the more traditional style of parquetry. It is created by arranging small â€śfingersâ€?of selected timber in tiles, then changing the direction of these rows at consistent intervals. The result is a beautiful floor which is a feature in your home, not just a floor covering.
Blockparquetry can be laid in any pattern using contrasting coloured timbers to create depth in the design. Blocks of timber are manufactured and are laid individually to create the pattern of your choice. There are many popular patterns that can be laid in block parquetry, or you can run wild with your imagination and design your own floor pattern or feature block.
Tips to consider
Installation optionsDirect stick - Blocks are stuck direclty to the sub-floor. On Underlay - Block are installed on a masoniste flooring underlay that has been secured to a suitable sub-floor. On Acoustic Underlay - Blocks are installed on an acoustic underlay that limits sound transfer. This allows for the installation of parquetry in units and apartments.