History of Parquetry

Parquetry is a French word, it comes from the Old French “parchet” meaning small enclosed space.  “Parquet de Versailles” floors were laid in the Palace of Versailles in 1684 to replace the marble floors which required constant washing and led to the timber bearers rotting, the wooden floors were much admired and since then they have featured in many grand houses.

How a Parquetry Floor Will Improve Your Home

A parquetry floor gives style and a unique character to a home.  Beautiful parquetry designs give a light mood and a warm welcoming atmosphere to a room and significantly increase the value of any home or office.

Parquetry has the same heirloom quality look and feel to it of an antique piece of furniture or musical instrument passed down from generation to generation, it has the advantage of elegantly combining shape and style with the alluring beauty and colour of wood, something no other flooring can do.

Parquetry Facts 

Parquetry is made with rectangular blocks of wood that come in a range of sizes, most commonly 260ml length by 65ml width by 19ml depth.

Parquetry floors are the most sustainable and environmentally responsible wood flooring.  It is a solid block of wood, because it doesn’t have a tongue and groove like floorboards it can be refinished many times in its lifetime.

We offer a range of recycled parquetry designs made by cutting parquetry blocks out of old disused floorboards which have an aged look and wonderful patina.

Parquetry can be adhered directly to a prepared substrate or sub-floor, this means the floor has the durability to last for centuries.

Parquetry is available in a wide variety of timber species including Australian hardwoods such as Jarrah, Blackbutt and Tallowwood

This type of flooring has been used for hundreds of years and is a proven success.

Please send an email to ivan@fineparquetry.com.au

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