I love the luxury and grandness of parquet flooring. Timothy Corrigan's beautiful kitchen featured below in Architectural Digest has inspired me to share about patterns in fine parquet wood flooring. The flooring represents the luxury & grandeur of Versailles. Developed to replace marble floors in 16th century France, they were labor intensive. Each piece was cut and fit by hand, nailed to a subfloor, scrapped, then varnished. The downside was that it was expensive. It was so expensive only…
(Tile above: Dal Tile Emblem in Grey) We get tons of questions about our favorite wood-look tile, so we have pulled together some of our top picks for you! 1. Dal Tile Emblem in Grey 2. Arizona Tile Teton Dusk Glazed Porcelain 3. Miseno MT-LD03L5A Canyon Timber Wood Tile 4. Mohawk Industries Noir Oak Porcelain Floor
First and foremost - trust your instincts. As we stated before, we as humans naturally - consciously and subconsciously - search for patterns. It’s an interesting bit of psychology. There’s more to patterns than just fabrics or textiles.
There are so many choices involved in material selection. Not only do you need to choose color and size, but tile layout as well. Here's some general design rules we follow, plus some specific collections and ideas to pull off popular tile combinations and patterns. People are easily visually overwhelmed, and while it may be tempting to install all the fun mosaics and colors there’s probably a simpler way to pull off the look you want. Be conscious of the whole picture.