Parquet flooring

Time and again I see people ripping out beautiful parquet flooring on design shows. Designers and homeowners alike despise it, saying it’s “too eighties.” The basket weave style is by far the most hated. I don’t get their aversion to what I consider to be a classic look. I say, bring back parquet flooring, and if it’s already there, leave it!

Parquet flooring, basketweave. Photo credit: http://www.memphisflooringco.com
Barnboard parquet flooring in a modified basketweave pattern. Photo credit: http://www.vintagetimber.com
Classic Herringbone Parquet flooring. Photo credit: http://www.parquetry.org
Elaborate Parquet design. Photo credit: http://www.parquetry.org

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