European oak has long held its place as a timeless, natural and durable choice for flooring, especially when it comes to the kitchen – one of the hardest-working spaces in the home.
Moving away from traditional boards, parquetry is an age-old type of timber flooring first recorded in the Palace of Versailles, France. Parquetry is most commonly seen in herringbone or chevron patterning, synonymous with European refinement.
Engineered oak parquetry assures stability and longevity, particularly in varying climates. Unlike other engineered timbers, Tongue n Groove offers three layers of solid European oak flooring in chevron and herringbone format. In this feature, we enter six kitchens underpinned by Tongue n Groove engineered oak parquetry to see how it meets contrasting aesthetics and design demands.
Produced in partnership with Tongue n Groove