Tiles make a great choice when it comes to covering floors – they’re stylish, durable and in general, pretty easy to maintain. In the past, we’ve tended to think of tiles as purely for kitchens and bathrooms. However these days, we’re copying our Continental cousins and using tiles in almost every room. But with so much choice on offer, it can sometimes be daunting knowing which tile is right for you. After all, tiles come in different shapes, sizes and materials and they’re not born equal.
It can be easy to get tiles confused – ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, cement and encaustic tiles, particularly as they can look similar. But much of their difference depends on their components and how they’re manufactured.
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Parquet is a beautiful, versatile flooring option that exudes sophistication and is a popular choice for high end interior designers. The fashion for this popular type of flooring began in 17th century in France with the classic herringbone or fishbone design. Wooden blocks were cut from a hardwood timber and fitted one by one over the subfloor to create the stunning pattern.
It comes in a range of grains of wood that can be arranged in a wide variety of patterns. This means there’s an element of choice when it comes to creating a specific look as its patterns can suit any style and design. In addition, parquet flooring can enhance a space, act as a beautiful background to a scheme, but it also has the potential to be the focal point of any room too.
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