The New Parquet

The New Parquet

This post is now over a year old, so certain aspects of this post may no longer be correct or relevant.

House and Home revisited the traditional Parquet floor as one of the top trends for 2014 and we are loving it.  Parquet brings to mind images of grandiose stately homes and (lets face it) equally grandiose funds to create it.  The professional fixing and maintenance can really add up.  In the average home you might find this look un-achievable, but have you looked at the option of using tiles?

Feature Floors Parquet is the obvious choice, in a traditional Parquet pattern but printed onto ceramic tiles using the latest HD ink-jet technology. It means the flooring is hardwearing, really easy to maintain and to clean.

But it doesn't end there…

Parquet in 2014/15 is all about modern pattern and experimenting with colour. Check out Sparrows and Arrows' blog, they look at the use of colour in Parquet floors and variations on the standard Herringbone design.  Why not use a gradient from light to dark to create a statement hallway? This would work particularly well with our HD Wood collection.  On a grand scale, the large format of our new Fabulous collection gives a dramatic effect in terms of pattern in a dining room or open plan living area.

You could even take Parquet to the walls, our Impact Glass collection does this perfectly and allows you to experiment with colour and size in either a small section such as a splashback or even a full room!

Tile shown is Impact Glass Lipstick 98x298mm

We are loving the accessories that work with this trend too - go all out geometric.

The PK22 Chair from The Conran Shop made from geometric shaped pieces of leather would look perfect against the wood panelled backdrop and the origami inspired Mogura Mini Table lamp just hints at the block-work pattern.

Need more inspiration? Take a look at our Parquet Pinterest board.

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