As viewers of The Block can attest, parquetry flooring is back and in a big way. But while most of us would never have imagined its return, the trend has shed its stuffy associations and emerged with a much more contemporary feel.
“A popular feature in historic and grand ballrooms, parquet flooring has reappeared as a contemporary flooring favourite, as interior design trends shift toward creating individual and personalised spaces,” says Clinton Skeoch, market development manager at Boral Timber.
From bold geometric patterns to herringbone and everything in between, people love the bespoke nature of the material. Combining similarly toned tree species, rather than contrasting dark and light timbers, is a hot look at the moment in particular.
“Parquetry flooring allows homeowners to combine colours and shapes to create something that reflects their unique character and style,” says Clinton.
On a practical note, parquetry flooring allows you to fix spot damage by replacing just the affected timber blocks making it both stylish and practical too! Boral parquetry is available in Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum, Grey Ironbark and Spotted Gum timbers.
See boral for more.