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Parquet flooring, or hardwood pieces laid in geometric, herringbone, or mosaic patterns, is making a comeback in today’s homes.’s Jennifer Kelly Geddes says the reason its back at the forefront is a combination of desire for natural materials and old-world craftsmanship. Check out ideas on how to incorporate the timeless detail below.

Use parquet flooring to warm up a bath
Parquet is typically seen in public spaces in the home, such as foyers, hallways, and formal dining rooms. But this special flooring is also appropriate in smaller spots like a bathroom or a large walk-in closet. (Skip parquet in the basement, where humidity and flooding pose a risk.)

Make your parquet flooring a focal point
Looking to make a statement in one of your rooms? A parquet pattern is just the ticket.

"More complex designs like Greek keys, stars, or sunbursts add an unexpected flourish in large entryways or bedrooms where the floor can be the focal point," Brockway says.

Transform a spare room with parquet flooring
Where better to experiment with parquet flooring than in a less trafficked area of your home? A guest bedroom, home office, or crafts room is made especially grand with the addition of parquet flooring.

"Many people are now turning spare bedrooms into yoga studios, and they like parquet because it adds depth and warmth," Solomon says.

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