Parquetry Floors available in Adelaide
Parquet (from the French “a small compartment”) is geometric pieces of wood used for a decorative pattern in flooring. Parquet patterns are often entirely geometrical & angular. The most popular pattern is herringbone however here at Parquetry Flooring Company in Adelaide we do many variations of Parquetry.
Parquetry floors are a sustainable, high-end product, pleasing to the eye and easy to clean and maintain. Every floor is unique and can reflect the preferences of the home or business owner. Installing parquetry is the timeless craftsmanship laying small blocks of hardwood timber in different patterns which date back hundreds of years.
Parquetry is a unique floor system that adds quality and value to new and renovated interiors. It has long been a traditional choice of flooring for Adelaide homeowners.
Parquetry Flooring Company has been installing Parquetry Floors for over 50 years. They are the experts in the field of solid hardwood parquetry and engineered parquetry in Adelaide and South Australia.
The herringbone pattern dates back centuries and is easily explained as flooring that creates a zigzag geometric effect using small to medium-sized boards of the exact size. Herringbone is a versatile pattern as you can install it with or without a border. We have different borders on display in our showroom.
The standard size for traditional Herringbone Parquetry is 260 mm x 65 mm x 14mm or 19mm. This is available in European Oak & Australian Timber species. European Oak used for the herringbone pattern is also available in larger sizes as in the picture to the left. The sizes we use are 400 mm x 80 mm x 19 mm or 450 mm x 90 mm x 19 mm.
French Panel Designs
Parquetry is also available in French panel designs, including Versailles and Marie Antoinette.
These patterns are extremely popular and hardwearing. Centuries-old styling still beautiful in our modern new or refurbished homes.
The panels come in 590 mm x 590 mm, 726 mm x 726 mm and 826 mm x 826 mm sizes.
All sizes are 19 mm thick.
These panels are European Oak and can have a clear finish or can be stained
Mosaic Parquetry is often called “finger” parquetry and is laid in a square on square pattern. This traditional style parquetry of the 1950s & 60s is making an enormous come-back with many designers incorporating old style with new techniques.
Mosaic parquetry is available in 3 different sizes:
- 7 Finger – 145 mm (Brushbox)
- 6 Finger – 134 mm (Brushbox, Spotted Gum, Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum)
- 5 Finger – 120 mm (Southern Blue Gum)
All sizes are 8 mm thick.
Engineered Parquetry Flooring in a Herringbone pattern and Chevron pattern have recently become available. These floors like the plank engineered or floating timber floors come pre-finished in a variety of stains. At this stage, they only come in a matte finish. They have 7-10 layers of lacquer applied prior to being UV cured for the longevity of your floor. These are available to view in our showroom.
Engineered parquetry has a 3 mm – 6 mm natural solid timber layer. The timber used is usually European Oak, however, some companies are now making engineered parquetry in Australian Timbers. There are more colours and species available in our showroom.
The standard size parquetry timber blocks are 260 mm x 65 mm and are either 19mm or 14 mm thick. Available in European Oak and Australian Species
European Oak Parquetry is available in larger blocks which are all 19 mm thick, they include: 715 mm x 125 mm, 625 mm x 125 mm, 600 mm x 125 mm, 400 mm x 80 mm, 390 mm x 65 mm & 260 mm x 65 mm
Frequently asked questions about Parquetry
Is Parquetry more expensive solid floorboards?
In most cases, the answer is NO!
How long will my solid parquetry floor last?
Are Parquetry floors hard to look after?
Does Parquetry come in engineered or floating floors?
Yes, they do. See engineered-floating floors or keep reading below. PFC has engineered herringbone and chevron. These are also stunning parquetry floors designed to be installed pre-finished.
Can I cover my stairs in solid timber or parquetry?
Yes. (see stairs)
- Square on square
- Double Herringbone
- Double Basket Weave
- Triple Basket Weave
- Brick Bond
- Random Linear
- 45° or 90°
- European Oak
- Tasmanian Oak
- Spotted Gum
- Sydney Blue Gum
- Southern Blue Gum
We install in your home or business
Parquetry Flooring supplies installs and maintains all parquetry, domestic, commercial, gymnasiums and churches!
Gymnasiums & Dance Floors
Church or Community Group
Timber is a natural material. There are variations in colours across all timber, even from the same species. No two trees are alike, just like no two pieces of timber are the same. There are a number of different finishes or coatings that can be applied after the floor is laid. The finishes we use are:
Solvent Based Polyurethane
Available in Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss. Solvent-based polyurethane coatings bring out the warm colours of the timber and suit a wide range of homes. They are known for being an extremely tough and resilient coating for solid floors.
Available in Matt, Satin and Gloss. Water-based finishes keep the timber colour lighter than solvent-based finishes, giving a more modern lower sheen look. Environmental compliance is a common reason for choosing to use a water-based finish, as they give off low VOC’s. With a low odour and faster drying time, it provides the least disruption for customers.
Oil Modified Urethane
Available in Gloss and Satin. Oil modified coatings enhance the timber grain and give beautiful deep natural timber colours similar to solvent-based finish. They tend to cure slowly in cold weather.