Parquet Wood Flooring

Parquet wood flooring can encompass many different patterns, each made from wooden blocks. Popular ones include herringbone, chevron and basket weave.

As well as this, parquet blocks are also used for panel designs. Popular panel designs using parquetry include parquet de Versailles, parquet de Chevney and parquet de Ardeche.

Read more about our advice for parquet flooring below or filter through our available collections to find the best parquet flooring for you.


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What Parquet Patterns can I create?

We have many different parquet flooring designs at Ted Todd, including panels that come ready to install, and loose herringbone and chevron blocks that you can create your own patterns with. We also have small parquet components available, such as squares, so the pattern options you can choose from are limitless. Our most popular parquet flooring patterns include:

Herringbone Parquet Flooring

One of the most enduring parquet patterns is herringbone. Made up of individual blocks, the end of each block meets the side of another in a ‘zig-zag’ pattern. These blocks can also be placed in a double herringbone pattern, a basket weave pattern, or can be used with squares to create continuous Versailles, which is the same as parquet de Versailles, but without the border. All of these patterns work wonderfully as ways to tie multiple spaces together, or in expansive or irregular shaped rooms.

Chevron Parquet Flooring

Chevron creates a similar pattern to herringbone, but has a more angular, geometric look to it. The end of each chevron block is engineered to a point, and so really makes a statement. One stand-out way to use chevron is to run a skinny plank down the centre of each run of parquet blocks. Chevron looks great in both large and narrow spaces. It works particularly well in transitional spaces such as hallways, corridors and break out areas, as it draws the eye and leads you from one space to the next.

Square Parquet Flooring Panels

We also have many parquet panels available, with options both with and without borders. Panels that don’t have borders create a seamless pattern, as they are engineered so that the patterns line up exactly. This can be a quick and easy way to lay patterns in a space, as individual blocks don’t have to be fitted together.

Our panels that do have borders around them are still engineered so that the patterns match up, and the border adds a classic, refined touch. Examples of our panels are:

  • Parquet de Versailles,
  • Parquet de Chevney,
  • Parquet de Ardeche,
  • Parquet de Chantilly,
  • Chequerboard
  • Fingerblock

Our Create collection is made up of herringbone blocks, chevron and squares that have been engineered to fit together. This gives you all the components you need to create hundreds of different patterns. Once you’ve chosen your pattern, you can decide whether to have them all the same tone, or whether to mix and match darker and lighter tones together.

Which type of wood should I use for my Parquet Style Flooring?

The various parquet patterns are suited to all species and colours of wood. However, with such a traditional design, its best to stick to authentic wood of high quality. We have solid wood and engineered options, and a huge range of tones and textures available.

It’s important to think about the style and age of the wood that the parquet is constructed from. We have dozens of options, for example an aged parquet flooring, antique parquet, reclaimed parquet, and parquet constructed from the finest new timber.

The parquet flooring texture can also transform the look and feel of the room. Think about whether you want your wood floor to have a heavy, undulating grain – which is perfect for the rustic, industrial look that has been popular for years – or whether a smooth, uniform texture that achieves a more subtle look is more suited to your space.

Our antique wood floors in our Woodworks by Ted Todd collection are constructed from the finest timber that is at least 100 years old, and once installed can look like they have been there for centuries. In fact, there have been many projects around the world that have our aged and antique parquet floors installed, including hotels, private residences and museums.

All of the above parquet flooring designs are available across our portfolio.

What interior design styles work best with Parquet Wood Flooring?

The great thing about parquet wooden flooring is that it looks fantastic with every interior scheme.

Once you’ve chosen the type of parquet you want – herringbone, chevron, or parquet de Versailles for example – you can then choose from a variety of tones, textures and even the age of the wood that it is constructed from.

A wood floor forms the foundation of your space, and you can choose whether it makes a stand-out statement, whether it seamlessly blends into the background, or whether different styles are used to break up different areas.

How do you install Parquet Wood Flooring?

Installing a parquet wooden floor is no mean feat and should only be undertaken by an experienced wood floor fitter. Whether you are installing panels or individual parquet blocks, this type of floor should always be fully bonded to the subfloor, which means no underlay is required.

All of our engineered parquet floors can be installed over underfloor heating.

To find out more about how to install your Parquet wood flooring here.

How do you care for Parquet Flooring?

The floor maintenance and care used for a parquet floor is the same as any other real wood floor – it depends on the finish used.

If you have a finish that sits on the surface of the wood, such as hardened oil, UV oil, matt lacquer, satin lacquer, or naked skin lacquer, then you’ll need to use Care System 1 on our care and maintenance guides.

If you have a finish that soaks into the pores of the wood, such as burnished hardwax oil or restoration oil, then you’ll need Care System 2.

Both of our Care Systems include Ted Todd approved cleaners that can be used without the worry of stripping the finish off the floor, and the key is never to use too much water, as you don’t want to get a wood floor too wet.

For further information on how to care for your wood floor please refer to our Floor Care section.

Get your free samples

You can get free samples of all our herringbone and chevron parquet floors.

We don’t send out samples of our parquet panels as standard, but if you have a project where you are specifying panels, speak to one of our team and we can have bespoke samples made for you. The cost of the samples will be taken off your purchase. We also have two Design Centres – one in London and one in Cheshire – where you can see our floors on display, as well as a network of partners. If you’d like to visit one of our partners to see any panels, please ring ahead to check the floor you want to see if on display.

To get in touch with one of our team, or to request a callback, click here.