History of Parquet Flooring
Historically a symbol of status, these intricate designs date all the way back to 17th century France, centuries later, parquet flooring is a design that has stood the test of time. Solid wood materials were crafted by cutting smaller pieces of hardwood into geometric shapes including squares and triangles before being adhered to the ground, and finally being scraped, scrubbed, sanded, and polished. Despite being relatively inexpensive compared to the flooring’s predecessor – often grand quarry cut marble and stone – it soon became the epitome of elegance within formal rooms. An excellent example of this includes the 1680’s Louis XIV, King of France, parquet design installed within the Palace of Versailles, immediately creating a continental design trend!
Contemporary Parquet Flooring:
V4 Wood Flooring offer a variety of different engineered wood parquet styles, including herringbone, chevron, and our Baroque design panels. V4’s collections are inspired by the rich history of parquetry, however, are complete with a contemporary twist perfect for modern living. V4’s parquet is precision made from engineered wood, meaning it is not only easier to lay and far more stable than solid wood to temperature fluctuations, but is also a far more sustainable design choice. What is more, engineered wood bases allow you to achieve creative and innovative designs, with the aid of modern finishes and styles for a great price! We invite you to explore our herringbone, chevron and Baroque design panels collections and find your perfect wood floor today.