Are Parquet Floors Coming Back in Style?

The parquet floor dates all the way back to the 16th century, made famous by the flooring at the palace of Versailles. However, after the war, the fashion was to cover these floors with carpet as it became cheaper and more readily available.

Parquet flooring did however come back into fashion in the 60s and 70s, and then again in the early 00s as engineered parquet flooring became popular. It gave homeowners a way to create an expensive look, without the high price tag.

In 2022, are parquet floors coming back in style?

The 4 Most Common Parquet Wood Floor Patterns

Before we decide whether or not traditional parquet flooring is coming back into style, here are the 4 most common parquet wood floor patterns:

  • Herringbone
  • Chevron
  • Basket Weave
  • Brick

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Are Parquet Floors Coming Back in Style?

Wooden floors are a beautiful way of adding style and expense to your home. But, if you want something a bit more eccentric or different, parquet floors are perfect.

The mid-century modern style is making a comeback, which means parquet flooring is too.

The mid-century modern style of interior design sees functionality, clean lines, and simplicity being used in the home.

We definitely think parquet flooring will be making its way back into style over the next few years!

Solid Parquet Flooring VS Engineered Parquet Flooring

When choosing your flooring options, you will have to decide whether you want solid wood parquet or an engineered type of flooring.

Solid wood flooring is a solid piece of wood, meaning it can be sanded back to restore its former glory after natural wear and tear.

Here are the advantages of solid wood flooring.

Engineered wood is made from plywood or rigid HDF. This means its construction is more resilient to humidity and temperature changes. Compared to solid wood, which can warp much easier when in humid conditions such as bathrooms. These floors can also be restored but less often as they have a smaller wear layer.

Here are the advantages of engineered wood flooring.

What Are the Pros and Cons

Like any flooring, whether that’s traditional hardwood or engineered, there are always advantages and disadvantages.

Here are a few pros and cons of parquet flooring styles.


  • Unique style
  • Variety of patterns
  • Perfect for mid-century modern styled houses


  • Style is not to everyone’s taste as can seem outdated.
  • Not great for humid places.
  • Is more expensive to lay due to the time involved.

Parquet Floor Restoration in Sussex

Looking to restore your hardwood or parquet floors? Look no further than Sussex Floor Restoration.

We provide floor restoration services to a host of different audiences including schools and other commercial buildings, but we also work with domestic clients to improve the look of flooring in your home.

Get in contact with Adam and his team today on 01444 810505, or fill out our form here.

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