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Modern Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring for the home has experienced quite the renaissance in the last few years. Defined simply as timber flooring composed of wood blocks or “battens” laid in geometric patterns, parquet flooring has a long, esteemed history. Although its popularity waned in the last half of the twentieth century, its use, whether it is herringbone, chevron, or other patterns, has become increasingly popular in recent years. This revival, however, has shown modern parquet to depart from its earlier use and application in several distinct ways.

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Step into 2022 - New Engineered Floor and Sale Special

Feeling that New Year energy? Ready for future projects and fresh design challenges? Benefit from a 10% discount on timber across our bespoke collection on all supply and fit orders throughout January.

Read more about our new 12mm thick engineered oak flooring launch and the Sale special for 2022.

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Brief History of Parquet Flooring

Pick up any current interior magazine, flip through glossy pages, and look at the photographs of the stylish rooms. What do you see on the floors? Parquet…you see lots and lots and parquet, so much so that you would be tempted to think that parquet flooring, those floors of shaped pieces of timber, such as herringbone, chevron, and Versailles pattern have just arrived on the interior design scene. That, however, is not the case. Parquet flooring has a long, interesting history.

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Let's talk shop

Over the years we have collaborated with many retailers and restaurateurs and there is no time better than now to celebrate these beautiful spaces that give pleasure to our daily lives. Like everyone else, during lockdown we’ve missed popping into the shops, grabbing a pint in a pub, and sharing celebratory meals in nice dining rooms. We vow to never take these little luxuries for granted again.

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West London Showroom

Our centrally located showroom in West London is based just off Marylebone High Street, a stone’s throw away from the Conran shop and, very conveniently a few doors down from Farrow and Ball. Caravane, Designer’s Guild and The White Company are all close by making Marlebone Village a true design destination.

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East London showroom

Last year we opened the doors to a large, new showroom just behind Columbia Road in the former Evans pottery workshop on Ezra Street, in the buzzing area of Shoreditch. It is a vast, atmospheric space with ample room to showcase our full wooden flooring collection in every pattern and finish imaginable.

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Meet the team

Earlier this year we had team photography done on the corner of Ezra Street, with local photographer/new kid on the block @jackkitchenphotography. It was windy. It was cold. But more than anything it was fun as we don’t often have a chance to get together! Little did we know what was about to come...

Read on to see what we were up to during lockdown.

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