Get The ‘Classic Contemporary’ Look With New Large-Format Parquetry
Classic contemporary, old meets new, modern with a classic twist: There are so many terms now to describe the trend towards fusing new home design with traditional elements. Whatever turn of phrase is used, this is a look that seems to be here for the long haul. It also explains why parquetry has become so popular again, particularly large-format blocks like Boral’s new 600mm long x 120mm wide range.
“In the past, parquetry probably lent itself more to period properties and cottages, especially the smaller blocks laid in a traditional weave pattern,” says Boral Timber’s Ed Marshall. “In contrast, large format blocks laid in a herringbone pattern are perfect for today’s designer homes, or for adding a modern twist to heritage homes.”
“Our new large-format hardwood timber blocks are approximately double the size of our standard range, and create a cleaner, more contemporary feel while still embodying the aesthetics of heritage architecture,” he adds. “They also look great as they’re more in-keeping with the space’s proportions.”
As Mr Marshall explains, solid hardwood parquetry does come with a higher price tag but it certainly gives homes a more premium feel. Boral’s solid hardwood parquetry can also be laid on existing sub-floor surfaces, including concrete slabs, old timber flooring, particle board and plywood.
Furthermore, parquetry can be very durable and less susceptible to gapping or movement because of the way it’s laid. However, it’s crucial to have parquetry flooring installed by a professional as it requires specific methodology and equipment. A professional installer will also take acclimatisation into consideration and lay the timber accordingly. This is particularly important for solid timber parquetry like Boral’s new large-format range, which is available in Blackbutt and Spotted Gum species.
“Large format oak parquetry has been really popular for several years now, so we’re confident that our latest range using more durable Australian species will take this trend even further,” says Mr Marshall. “People are looking for something different, more artistic, to make a statement in their homes and parquetry can meet this need perfectly. Even homeowners with modern properties can now integrate this style trend thanks to our new range.”
For further information visit www.boral.com.au/timber or call 1800 818 317.
*Image Credit: Daniel Jordan Homes