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Best Practices & Guides in Parquet Fitting

Parquet Fitting In Large-Scaled Areas Explained

Parquetry has a long history. It is thought to be of Italian origin and it was Queen Marie de Medici which first requested the installation of parquetry in the Luxembourg Palace in the 1620s. Parquets, however, became truly popular after being introduced in the Palace of Versailles in the 17th century.

Art Parquet

Although on its way to oblivion due to the introduction and growing use of modern materials like laminated and terracotta flooring, solid wood remains the best choice for anyone, who loves the unsurpassed beauty that only Nature can create. Timber has been used as a building material for centuries, but it wasn’t until the Middle Ages when rough planks were first laid across floors and smoothed by being rubbed with stone and metal tools. Timber was first used as an artistic, flooring design element about 4 centuries ago, when what is today known as “parquet” first appeared in castles of the French Royal Family.

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