Hardwood is durable, versatile, and adds timeless warmth to any aesthetic. It’s no surprise that hardwood flooring is so popular in Sedona. Hardwood comes in numerous colors, styles, and finishes, from plank red oak to unfinished variable-width mahogany. Most homeowners choose to install their hardwood boards in rows, a style that is rooted in nautical woodworking. This traditional style, found in most homes, is called overlay. For a unique hardwood look, others decide on a parquet floor.
What is Parquet?
Parquet hardwood flooring features boards arranged in interesting geometric patterns, giving your floors a decorative feel. The most common shapes used in parquet floors are rectangles, triangles, and diamonds. This unique flooring pattern originates from seventeenth century Versailles, France. It was a common replacement for marble flooring, which required more maintenance.
When it comes to patterns, the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the most popular styles of hardwood parquet:
- This style of parquet consists of rectangular boards arranged in rows of five or six to form a square. Squares are arranged in alternating orientations to form a checkerboard.
- The bones of the herring fish inspire this parquet pattern. Boards are joined perpendicularly to make rows of Vs. This look adds subtle elegance and intrigue to a room.
- Rectangular planks serve as the border between hardwood squares to form this parquet pattern. This look feels rustic and informal. It is often used to achieve a rural aesthetic.
Learn from the Experts
At Floor Coverings International Flagstaff, we carry thousands of flooring options, including many styles of parquet hardwood. Sedona homeowners trust us with their flooring needs because of our friendly, knowledgeable staff. Want to see these patterns in their proper context? Our mobile design studio allows our clients to enjoy flooring samples from the comfort of their homes. Call today for a free, in-home consultation.
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