Parquet floors were highly popular in the Edwardian and Victorian periods and like most trends they have seen a resurgence in popularity today.
You can choose your parquet floor to be constructed in either Solid or Engineered construction, with the choice of having your blocks already prefinished or sanded and finished onsite. A professionally laid parquet floor first and foremost requires a solid subfloor, the blocks will then need to have a full surface bond directly onto the solid sub-floor. The parquet blocks are then laid down in a pre-determined pattern to create the desired effect.
The two patterns most commonly used are Herringbone or Chevron (sometimes referred to as Hungarian Point) pattern. A Herringbone Pattern overlaps each block at a 90° angle, chevron blocks join to make a point at an angle anywhere between 35°-60°.