What is patterned flooring?
Patterned parquet flooring has been a prominent choice for wood flooring and cladding for centuries. From chevron to parquet de Chantilly, these are designs that can be found throughout history on tapestries, photographs and even in the incredible palace of Versailles. The joy of them however, is in the variety of characteristics and feeling they bring to each project. Some exude regal overtones, whilst others can be more minimalist. Some link you back to nature by showing off an extravagant grain pattern, whilst others fill you with comfort and warmth. With patterned wood flooring the only limit is your imagination, and how far you dare push the boundaries.
What are the different styles of patterned flooring?
As patterned wood flooring covers such as a wide variety of vastly differing styles, the best way to learn about such is to give you a small taste of what each has to offer. The chevron
pattern is an eye-catching format is experiencing a real resurgence in popularity lately due to its clean lines and classic style. The planks join at a 35-or-45-degree angle to create a stunning ‘V’ shape, which truly stands the tests of time. Herringbone
pattern floors are known and loved for their distinctive pattern and uniformity. By using angled blocks where the end of one block meets the side of another, it creates a repeated arrangement that is both beautiful on the eye and versatile, fitting seamlessly into spaces of all sizes and shapes. Our Design Panels include some classic and contemporary traditional parquet formats including parquet de Versailles, parquet de Chevney, parquet de Ardeche, parquet de Chantilly, chequerboard and fingerblock. All of these make extremely strong impacts on projects but don’t feel like they’re only appropriate for very special projects. Intricately designed and bursting with character, geometric pattered flooring (basket weave parquet for example) is crafted using a variety of shapes to create repeating patterns that are unique and require careful consideration to create. Finally, our square
wood flooring patterns allow you to run wild with design ideas. The format can easily spread across an expanse of space in multiple directions, and thanks to the careful planning of our Create collection, you can combine colours and textures to imagine a completely unique creation.
What interior styles work best with patterned wood flooring?
As mentioned, given the vast array of formats patterned parquet flooring covers, you can truly fit a patterned flooring in any space, no matter how small, large or challenging. With designs that are both traditional and newer creations, we have hardwood floor patterns that will feel well at home within contemporary refurbishments and stylish new residential and commercial spaces. What each of the design certainly delivers however, is character. Whether you opt for a new, reclaimed or antique patterned floor, you’re sure to find a myriad of colours, textures, grain patterns and constructions that fit your brief, and if you’re still struggling, you could always go bespoke with Woodworks by Ted Todd
How do you install a patterned floor?
The design of patterned wood flooring is intricate, but it can be easily laid by any professional or experienced fitter – please don’t ever attempt to install any of our wood flooring and cladding options by yourself. Further guides on the installation process can be found within our advice section, and if you find any issues, please feel free to get in touch.
How do you maintain a patterned wood floor?
Caring and maintaining patterned flooring is simple, all that it depends on is the finish of your floor. 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. 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. The only exception is for white floors, which should use Care System 3 or 4, depending on where the finish sits on the wood.
Get started with Ted Todd
You can order up to three free samples of any of our Ted Todd and Woodworks by Ted Todd floors online. Simply select your favourites, fill out those all-important details, and we’ll ship them out to you in no time, meaning you can get on with the fun part!