Hardwood flooring is one of the top flooring choices in the UK. Not only is it strong, long-lasting and a classic, on top of all these benefits, it’s also impressively versatile.


As well as being able to choose from a vast range of different wood types and finishes, parquet flooring can be laid in a number of way to suit your personal and property style. 


Read on to find out the top 5 most popular styles of parquet flooring.

1. Herringbone

Taking its name from the appearance of a ‘herring’s bones’, Herringbone is one of the most popular arrangements of parquet flooring. It comprises several rows of parallel and perpendicular floor panels, creating a zig zag effect. Panels can be the same colour for a uniform appearance or differ slightly in colour for a unique pattern.

2. Double Herringbone

Double Herringbone uses the same approach as Herringbone, but doubles up on panels. Panels are laid in pairs lengthways but still in a Herringbone arrangement to create a more intricate look.

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3. Brick Bond

This layout takes its name from the typical layout of bricks on a building. Panels overlap one another by half their length to create a brickwork appearance. This is one of the most simple layouts both in terms of installation and appearance, delivering a more modern aesthetic.

4. Chevron

A chevron arrangement is similar to Herringbone in that panels are laid in rows parallel to one another. What distinguishes this design is that panels are cut to a 45-degree angle, so they create a V-shape with those laid perpendicular.


5.Versailles Panels

One of the most distinct styles of parquet flooring are Versailles Panels. Wooden pieces are arranged within a square of four longer panels to create a complete section of flooring. These sections are laid adjacent to one another to create an elaborate design on the floor.


Looking for something more bespoke?

At Greyspace Flooring, we can install bespoke parquet flooring to meet your specific requirements or preferences. Whether you’re looking for a classic Herringbone pattern installation or an intricate Versailles Panelling, our highly skilled team has both the experience and expertise to offer flawless results every time.


Contact us today to discuss your requirements.

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