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 five cool takes on parquet stye.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. NATURAL STYLE

If you’re on the hunt for a wood floor, The New & Reclaimed Flooring Co may have the answer. Its sustainable Hand Made French Oak, £192sq m, available in planks and panels, is selected for its knots and strong grain. Choose from a range of finishes and the possibility of colour matching to create a bespoke patina.

£192sq m, reclaimedflooringco.com

4. 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.

5. 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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