Traditionally parquet flooring was a solid wood flooring that was created from a wide variety of hardwoods such as, walnut, pine, oak, and maple. Due to the lack of technology available, and the challenge to manufacture in larger pieces such as planks, they used small blocks of solid wood parquet that could be interlaced to create the desired patterned floor. 100% Solid wood parquet and parquet style flooring is widely used to this day as it offers an expansive choice of modern and traditional designs that can suit many budgets and interior fashions. Engineered wooden flooring is made from layers of different types of wood, topped by hardwood. The most popular designs in parquet style flooring are the herringbone floor, the chevron floor, and the basket-weave designs which all offer an eye-catching, classic parquet flooring texture and finish. When you buy parquet style wood flooring, there are many options to how you can achieve your overall look. Be it a lacquered or an oil finish, through to the many varieties of wood stains on offer as well as the choice of size and thickness to your wood blocks to create your bespoke wood flooring.