The latest trend in flooring gives trad style a cool twist

From contemporarypoured cement flooringto more traditionalencaustic 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 andmid-century modern furniture tohanging plants andCrittall 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.


Feeling rebellious? Then make like Havwoods andgo all mix ’n’ match with your flooring, creating one-off patterns across the floor. Its chevron collection features bright whites (Boreas) that makea 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,


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


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 matchingto create a bespoke patina.

£192sq m,


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.

Lotte Brouwer
Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.