The History of wood flooring

And why it so special

Wood flooring has become quite 'de rigeur' in the last couple of decades, due to its durability, and the sentiments of luxury and grandeur that it can help a room command.

Originating as the norm in the homes of French nobility in the 17th Century, wooden floors were seen as a sign of wealth and status, with many being hand-crafted by local French artisans in the most intricate of patterns.

Some examples are still named after the place they were first designed and installed.

Herringbone & Chevron Floors

Some of the stunning patterns used to create such majestic looking floors soon inspired a huge trend that continues to dominate homes, hotels and offices today. In the 20th century, the cutting of the wood pieces became mechanised, allowing for cheaper, more standardised, prefabricated wood that is used more commonly today.

When talking with our clients about using wood flooring, they are inspired by the bold clean lines, deep earthy tonal colours, and wonderfully natural effect that this stunning material creates. However, they are often surprised at how much variety is available in terms of pattern, texture and colour.

Eaton Square Wood Flooring

For us at Eaton Square, it's about working with designers to replicate the grandeur created through those antique wood floorings used years ago, and bringing the sentiment of these into more modern-day properties.

Read our article on the differences between Herringbone and Chevron flooring to learn about these beautiful and timeless parquet floors. We supply a stunning range of beautiful and affordable engineered oak and rustic wooden floors; explore our wood flooring section to find out more.

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