We're continually growing our range of parquetry flooring to meet your demands. Design from Havwoods is our collection of herringbone blocks; with more available in The Italian Collection herringbone and chevron blocks, and our Par-ky range which includes herringbone blocks.
The individual block-pattern timber flooring known as parquet dates back to 17th Century France. These timber blocks laid in geometrical patterns make a stunning floor and their perfectly proportioned dimensions – the length is an exact multiple of the width – means that they can be laid in both basket weave and tumbling dice patterns, as well as the classic herringbone.
Laying parquet blocks is usually highly labour intensive, requiring that they be individually pinned down before being sanded and finished on site, but these blocks are not only dimensionally stable, thanks to a cross-glued, multi-layer backing, they are also suitable for a much easier, glue-down installation. Havwoods herringbone blocks and chevrons are available both prefinished and unfinished for staining to your exact requirements on site, but we do advise an additional coat of finish on natural oiled floors after installation.