Parquetry makes a grand entrance
The popularity of parquetry flooring in today's homes is growing in equal measure with the return of the clearly defined entrance room.
According to Boral Timber, the sheer beauty and customisable nature of parquetry allows home owners to make a statement about their creative style right from the front door. "We're finding that home owners are choosing a mix of timber flooring materials to make a style statement as well as provide a practical solution. They prefer the beautiful geometric patterns and hard-wearing nature of parquetry in a home's entrance space and the simplicity and warmth of hardwood timber solid strip or engineered flooring in the rest of the house," said Boral Timber Marketing Manager, Robyn Barnes.
Boral Timber's block parquetry encourages creative flair, with the ability to recreate popular patterns such as herringbone and basket weave. It's possible to use a mix of timber species, or just one species, to design custom patterns for an individual look.
Popular for centuries and used in some of the world's grandest buildings, parquetry also provides the perfect solution to heavy traffic areas of the home such as entrance ways, halls and steps. Any damage can be easily fixed by replacing just the affected blocks. After years of wear the entire floor can be restored by sanding and resealing.
The Boral parquetry range is available in a wide selection of Australian hardwood timber species including Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum, Brushbox, Flooded (Rose) Gum, Ironbark, Spotted Gum and Red Mahogany.
Boral Timber has achieved Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) Chain of Custody certification for its timber products. This means that timber used to produce Boral Timber's hardwood flooring and decking has been sourced from certified, legal and sustainably managed resources. The AFS is the only forest certification scheme that complies to an Australian Standard AS 4708-2007 and is also linked to the world's largest forest management certifier – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
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