Patterns, Patterns, Patterns!

patterns-patterns-patternsSince the 18th Century, when the ‘Parquet de Versailles’ was first used at Louis XIVth’s palace in Paris, these stylish boards have been at the height of fashionable wooden flooring. Other patterns such as chevron and herring-bone are also classics and they are all making a comeback.

Patterned engineered hardwood flooring is made out of many pieces of wood, interlocking together to create a pattern. With patterned flooring, the possibilities are endless. From simple to elaborate, European Flooring’s manufacturers can create it.

Hardwood flooring patterns have been long associated with class and prestige. In the 18th century these patterns became an integral part of the high society’s residences architecture. Castles all over Europe are covered with parquet flooring. One of the most common parquet wood flooring patterns is the chevron design, as seen in this image. The chevron pattern, due to its clean lines, is great for modern decors.

Herringbone patterns leave a remarkable impression when installed in large rooms. This pattern is not recommended for small rooms, since it will make a room look even smaller. Because of its exquisite beauty and symmetry, herringbone has always been a popular choice for wood flooring patterns.

However, consumers should be aware that these beautiful patterns have a much higher than normal waste factor and require skilled installers and precise milling; factors that will drive up you’re flooring cost. That said, if you can afford it, the final look is worth the expense.