Parquet flooring is a popular choice amongst many homeowners. It’s elegant, stylish and makes a beautiful addition to any home. However, if you have a busy household and a family to consider it’s important to choose the right flooring that suits your lifestyle.
So, is parquet flooring suitable for family homes? The short answer is yes. However, some parquet floors are more family-friendly than others, so it’s important to consider the different choices available.
Parquet flooring has a very distinctive pattern, made by laying blocks or tiles in a pattern creating a variety of striking geometric designs including herringbone and chevron styles. Our parquet floors come in a wide range of different types such as laminate, solid, engineered, and LVT, each with its own unique qualities, making them suitable for different rooms of your home.
Solid wood is one of the most common choices for parquet, combining the authentic luxury of solid wood with the beauty of a parquet design. Any type of solid wood floor is a lifetime investment, so you want to make sure it’s the right one for you and your home before committing.
Solid parquet flooring can add a sense of style to your bedrooms, working particularly well with pared-back schemes, which can be set off with a striking floor. However, because they’re more high maintenance we wouldn’t recommend installing solid wood flooring in a young child’s bedroom where accidents are more prone to happening.
When opting to install solid parquet flooring in your bedroom there are still some factors you’ll want to consider. Such as:
Due to its durability, solid parquet flooring would be a great addition to your hallways. It is incredibly hard-wearing so will be able to withstand high volumes of traffic, making it a great option for family homes with young children.
We’re a big fan of parquet in hallways as it can add a sense of space and draws the eye to key features such as doors or windows, all in a small space.
Solid parquet is sure to add the wow factor to any living room, which is ideal, as it’s likely to be the room that you (and your guests) will spend most of your time. If you’re a busy family household, particularly with young children, then there are a couple of things to consider:
Engineered parquet flooring is a composite wooden floor, made up of at least three plywood-like layers (known as structural sublayers), overlaid with a real wood (hardwood) top layer. The top hardwood veneer gives an identical appearance to solid wood parquet when laid.
Engineered parquet flooring works really well in living rooms, offering the same finish at a fraction of the price.
Engineered flooring is a low-maintenance floor that’s ideal for busy families. However, as always, there are a few things to consider before fitting in a dining room:
Whatever flooring you have in this part of your home, it needs to be both inviting and able to withstand traffic in this high-use area.
We recommend an engineered floor with a thick top layer, which can be refinished more often.
If you want the look of solid wood with added stability and more durability, then you will want to opt for an engineered parquet floor in your bedrooms.
Our range of engineered parquet comes in many different colours and finishes so whatever your style preference, we are confident that you will find your dream flooring.
Luxury Vinyl Tiles are made of PVC which is 100% waterproof, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms (even if you have small children that like to make a splash at bath time).
Our LVT parquet is the perfect choice for your kitchen, as it is waterproof and easy to clean. However, if any spillages occur, we advise cleaning them up immediately, so they don’t stain your floor over time.
LVT parquet ticks many boxes when it comes to withstanding a child’s bedroom floor. It’s easy to care for, 100% waterproof, scratch resistant, and extremely durable, as well as having a built-in underlay for extra comfort. Whatever your little ones get up to it is very unlikely that they will cause any damage to your floor.
If you want a durable, easy-to-clean, and stylish dining room floor, then our LVT parquet range will be perfect for you.
If you have young children that are more likely to spill their food and drinks on the floor, then you need a floor that can withstand a high level of wear and tear with little maintenance, and when it comes to parquet flooring, you won’t find one more durable than LVT.
Parquet laminate flooring has become increasingly popular in recent years for its versatility and unbeatable value for money. Laminate parquet offers beauty and style without having to pay the price of solid wood flooring.
Laminate parquet is another great choice for your child’s bedroom. It has a protective scratch-resistant top layer and is easy to care for, meaning this fuss-free floor is perfect for children to play on to their heart’s content.
Thanks to the tough protection layer, laminate is much more resistant to scratches and staining. This often makes it a go-to option for dining room floors, especially in busy family homes. Whilst some laminates are waterproof, most aren’t so liquids should be cleaned up immediately to prevent damage.
Another great option for hallways, laminate parquet floors are perfect for adding that finishing touch without breaking the bank.