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.
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.
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.
One brand to tap into the blonde parquet trend is French Connection; it’s iconic Parquet Wood collection has gone blonde for Autumn ’18.
Crafted in sustainable mango wood, the collection consists of blonde parquet furniture including a coffee table and re-worked console table.
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.