Parquet Flooring: A Stylish Finishing Touch

Flooring has become incredible popular over the last few years. The choice, style and designs that are available help us create stylish and on-trend homes, tailored to our specific tastes. I appreciate though, that an abundance of choice can sometimes be overwhelming so today, I’m hoping to narrow it down for you a little. Parquet flooring is something I’ve loved for a long time, and if I had the space, something I’d like to introduce into my own home.

Country Oak  The parquet floor I’m showcasing in the post today is something a little different though. It’s actually not wood but a luxury vinyl. Did you guess from the images? I bet you didn’t. Doesn’t it look fabulous? I’ve experienced luxury vinyl in my own home and I have to say, it’s not what I expected. It’s so much MORE. Warm underfoot, easy to keep clean and with a bounce and softness I wouldn’t expect. It really is a treat for your toes.

Parquet flooring has been around for many years. It was introduced in the 1600’s as an alternative to marble floors when the constant washing used to rot the wooden joists underneath. Back then the large diagonal squares were known as parquet de Versailles and became more popular as time went on.

I remember it in my school when I was a child; it seemed very popular in old Victorian, Edwardian and even 60’s/70’s buildings, so it really hasn’t gone out of fashion.

And now with it the style and design being introduced in this way with vinyl I think it makes it much more accessible and feasible for residential homes.

Oak TraditionThe flooring you’re seeing here is from Vusta, a brand dedicated to changing homes through luxury flooring. You can see more of their Townhouse Parquet flooring range HERE. And I think you’ll agree it makes a stunning finishing touch to these rooms.

If you’re thinking of introducing some luxury vinyl parquet flooring into your home, I’ve put together a few points that you might like to consider:

– Combine a colour choice that works well with the rest of your decor. If you want a lighter, more Scandinavian look go for a light oak, but for something darker and more moody, which works well with heavier paint colours go for a walnut.

– If you can, continue the floor from one room to another to help with the flow in your home. It will give the space a much greater feeling of openness.

– Let the beauty of the design shine through and don’t cover it too much with rugs. Whilst they’re a great way to add extra depth to a room scheme, this kind of flooring is sometimes all the statement you need.


And of course you don’t have to simply stick to one pattern. Why not give it an edging, or use it in the middle of a space to create areas in an open plan room. The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination.

So what do you think? Could you use some luxury vinyl parquet flooring in your home?

I think it’s a beautiful, stylish flooring that deserves some attention, and makes for a real statement in any home.

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Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an interiors writer and blogger and has an insatiable love of home style and decor

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  1. donna
    July 20, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    I too love parquet flooring and also remember it from my school days, I love the vinyl version though, I hadnt heard of that company I will definitely check them out , thank you x

    • Jen Stanbrook
      July 21, 2016 / 10:15 am

      Great Donna, I think the vinyl just gives it a whole new dimension 🙂 x

  2. Vivian
    July 22, 2016 / 2:04 am

    I love this pattern! I think it is the most relaxing pattern ever. Simplicity of parquet flooring on natural wood or vinyl print is fabulous!

  3. Jane Taylor
    July 26, 2016 / 12:30 am

    I love parquet flooring. Perhaps there’s a sentimental attachment mingled in now though when I think if school days and parquet in the hall.
    I would need to see the vinyl and touch it before I was converted though!

  4. Lins
    July 27, 2016 / 10:12 am

    This is incredible, I would never have imagined this to be vinyl at all! It looks fantastic. But yes I do have my heart set on parquet for our hallway and living room, one day one day X

  5. Fiona Powell
    August 18, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    I really love wooden floors in general. You’re right I didn;t guess this was vinyl! based on your experience it’s comfortable to the feet. I just wonder how’s the quality so far, How long do you think it’s gonna last before replacing?

    I personally love the first picture. It looks so calm and shabby chic! Brings good old memories.

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