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Parquet Flooring

Definition: Parquet Flooring

Parquet (pronounced "parkay") is a type of flooring made from pieces of wood laid in geometric patterns. Parquet comes in a seemingly infinite number of designs: The individual wood pieces can be squares, rectangles, triangles, and other shapes.

A very basic parquet floor would involve a tile-like pattern, such as the one on the left. More intricate parquet patterns, like the one at right, can have an almost three-dimensional effect.

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15219225 15219225 2 years
wow it'sso gorgeous and i could want my badroomflor by this type wooden floring........
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
I'd say do the ladder original pattern but a lighter shaded wood.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
It's so funny because I was just asking my boyfriend about this type of flooring the other day...
libs1dlab libs1dlab 9 years
I love these floors. I wish I could replace my white tile with some of this stuff.
misslarue misslarue 9 years
wow that second pic is gorgeous!
MamaD MamaD 9 years
Wood is one of my favorite things to decorate with!!! It can be so warm and homey feeling when in the right warm, golden tones! Wood grains always facinate me and parquet designs too.
sgdish sgdish 9 years
I've never been a huge fan of parquet, unless it's the more interesting patterns you see in older homes.
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