It’s only once something gets cleaned do you really appreciate it. After spending a Saturday afternoon giving Mark’s flat a deep clean, we couldn’t help but notice how well the floor comes up after a bit of a hoover and mop. Parquet flooring is the kind of design feature that is sometimes overlooked because you literally walk all over it, but we’re definitely going to take note from today.
The method of parquetry dates back to the 1600s in France and it’s a design that’s stood the test of time. Installed into the Palace of Versailles to replace the marble, which required constant cleaning, the flooring would be a welcome addition to our palace! There are loads of options available to bring this design into your home and we’ve spotted these save and splurge options:
However, while we would love love LOVE to have this somewhere in our new place, it’s quite rare to see in rented accommodation. It’s also even more unlikely that we’ll be 1) allowed to lay new flooring and 2) we would be able to afford to. So there, bubble burst.
Until we’re in that position, we don’t want to see any other kind of flooring in where we live. We certainly don’t need some sad, constant reminder of what we could have had – like a pea-green carpet that’s really past its best or cheap laminate that you can’t stop yourself sliding on when you’ve been a bit over-zealous with the furniture polish. So we’re going to need to snap up an amazing rug to take our minds off it. Here’s what we’d save, spend and splurge on:
So, obviously we’re not going to spend£3,000 on a rug just yet, but we can dream… Do you have any alternative ways of creating the parquet flooring-effect? We’d love to hear about them!
Until then we’re going to parquet away,
David & Mark x