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Parquet

stool with vintage player on a parquet style floor

Flooring pattern

Definition of Parquet

Parquet is a flooring pattern that involves arranging small slats of hardwood in repeating geometric patterns. 

Traditionally, the wooden blocks of parquet floors were installed one piece at a time, but today they are bonded to backing material to facilitate easy installation.

It’s an elegant flooring option that adds visual appeal to large spaces, like living rooms, but it can be a bit too much for small spaces like small bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. 

This detailed pattern is a great choice for mid-century modern home styles.

Example of Parquet in a Sentence

“The parquet floors at the Lord Egerton castle are more than a century old and now creak underfoot.”

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