The word parquet derives from the Old French parchet, literally meaning "a small enclosed space". Large diagonal squares known as parquet de Versailles were introduced in 1684 as parquet de menuiserie ("woodwork parquet") to replace the marble flooring that required constant washing, which tended to rot the joists beneath the floors. Such parquets en lozange were noted by the Swedish architect Daniel Cronström at Versailles and at the Grand Trianon in 1693.
Salvage Europe has retailed reclaimed wood in the traditional French method. Each panel is assembled using tongue and groove. No metal nails or adhesive is used during the manufacturing process.
Parquet Blocks have been used traditional in France for centuries and add a unique character to any project. When it comes to parquet patterns and borders, the choices are endless. Whether you choose one of our designs shown below or one of your own, we can accommodate your requirements. We offer expert advice on the style of parquet patterns and borders so that you get the best result. Our parquet floors have designs dating back to 1684 in France they are timeless and handcrafted and have a unique story to tell.