The latest trend in flooring gives trad style a cool twist

Guess what's making a comeback?

From contemporary poured cement flooring to more traditional encaustic and terrazzo styles, we’ve seen a lot of modern homes embrace cool new flooring trends – and reimagine traditional looks. Just a glance at the trending pins on Pinterest and it seems people are all up for finding fresh, modern ways to incorporate retro touches – from macrame and mid-century modern furniture to hanging plants and Crittall style doors and windows. So it comes as no surprise that one of the budding new flooring trends should also be a nod to the past – parquet.

Parquet is making a comeback, and it’s got a cool new look. And whilst wood floors are nothing new, parquet floors have seen a recent resurgence as more people are starting to introduce these elegant and sophisticated styles in new-build homes or while renovating old properties. The patterns are timeless and classic, and always look chic.

Here are three cool takes on parquet stye.

ZIG A ZAG

Feeling rebellious? Then make like Havwoods and go all mix ’n’ match with your flooring, creating one-off patterns across the floor. Its chevron collection features bright whites (Boreas) that make a statement when combined with porcelain whites for a look that really does go against the grain. Or go darker, with weathered tones (Eurus) for a rustic vibe. Neutro 45-degree Chevron engineered oak wood flooring, from £76.74sq m, havwoods.co.uk.

LAY IT ON

Not content with offering just your run-of-the-mill parquets and flagstones, Amtico has taken flooring to the next level by introducing four laying patterns to its Signature collection of vinyl floors. Choose from traditional Castle Weave, mid-century Muralist, geo-fabulous Cubist or the classic-with-a-twist French Weave. From £70sq m, amtico.com.

PECAN PARQUET

The brand leader in South American parquet floors, Indusparquet is widely known for its exceptional quality.

Its new collections include a variety of colours and textures, including this gorgeous Brazillian Pecan which will bring a cosy and rustic atmosphere to your home.

Available in the UK at Wood Stock Flooring.

BLONDE AMBITION

Parquet has taken on some blonder roots. ‘Blonde’ shades of flooring help make a small room look more spacious almost instantly, and they have a way of lightening a room and making them feel brighter and airier – perfect for modern rustic and Scandi style homes.

Get the look: The table is custom-made. See Another Country’s Dining Table Two for a similar design. These are Wishbone chairs by Hans J Wegner for Carl Hansen & Søn, available at The Conran Shop. For original marble fireplaces like this one, visit Chesney’s.

One brand to tap into the blonde parquet trend is French Connection; it’s  iconic Parquet Wood collection has gone blonde for Autumn ’18.

Blode parquet coffee table, £385

Crafted in sustainable mango wood, the collection consists of blonde parquet furniture including a coffee table and re-worked console table.

Blonde Parquet Console Table, £395

Wooden panels are constructed in a herringbone design, continuing the parquet home interiors trend into the new season. Each table features minimalist hairpin legs in a contrasting matt black powder-coated finish. The collection is due to hit stores in September 2018 as part of the Nomad collection.

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