Parquet flooring can make your Cayce home feel elegant and timeless. Often associated with the classic small square “basket” design, parquet flooring, from the French parqueterie, just refers to strips of wood flooring arranged in any geometric pattern. The size and design of the pattern can be customized to your imagination.
Custom parquet flooring can be expensive, but there are cost effective ways to get the look without the hefty price tag. Our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East would be happy to discuss all the options with you in a free in-home consultation.
Hardwood Parquet Flooring
Solid hardwood parquet flooring typically uses oak, walnut, maple, or cherry wood. Any hardwood species can be used for parquet floors, but the cost of the wood and the intricacies of the grain pattern should be carefully considered. The geometric pattern of parquet already brings visual interest, and a prominent wood grain can make the floors feel too busy. Some wood species, such as exotic hardwoods, can also be cost prohibitive for many homeowners.
Engineered Parquet Flooring
Engineered parquet tiles are made from gluing several layers of wood together and applying a thin layer of the preferred hardwood species to the top. Engineered flooring tiles are less expensive than real hardwood floors, and they are more stable, meaning less likely to expand and contract with changes in humidity.
Vinyl Parquet Flooring
Vinyl parquet tiles are also a cost effective way to get the parquet look without the parquet price. Installation is also much easier. Vinyl is a synthetic material, and not hardwood at all, but many homeowners prefer it for the ease of maintenance and durability.
Parquet flooring can bring personality and style into your Cayce home. Herringbone is a popular pattern that brings a warm, French country feel to a space. The basket pattern is a classic, but many homeowners find this look dated. If you are interested in installing parquet flooring in your house, consider the appeal to homebuyers and how this investment might affect resale values.
Our team at Floor Coverings International Columbia East is ready to help you find the perfect floor covering to express your unique style. Contact us for a free in-home design consultation to learn more about parquet and other hardwood flooring options.
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