The differences between Plank or Parquet Block Flooring

The differences between Plank or Parquet Block Flooring

Hardwood flooring is available in both a plank style or parquet block. The main difference is the size of the planks or blocks. Hardwood planks are long and thin planks of flooring, whereas parquet blocks are much smaller and uniform in size.  If you are trying to decide between the two, have a look at our information below.  Hopefully this will help you to make the right decision.


Plank Wood Flooring explained

Plank style wooden flooring is simply a standard plank of flooring.  You can find engineered and solid hardwood planks of flooring.  Most solid wood planks have a tongue and groove fitting profile whereas engineered wood tends to have a click fitting system.  Although the flooring is in a plank style, there are still different plank widths and lengths to meet the needs of your room and, of course, your personal preference.

Visually, hardwood flooring planks are stylish and timeless.  They tend to suit any kind of property and will instantly add a natural charm and warmth to any area. Plank style flooring is also very versatile.  It can be fitted in almost any room in your home, even on a staircase.  Engineered wood flooring can also be used with underfloor heating.

Solid Walnut Plank Flooring

Parquet Block Wood Flooring explained

Parquet block hardwood flooring is an amazing alternative to plank style if you are looking for something a little bit different.  The parquet blocks are much smaller than traditional planks and they are made in a uniform shape.  The beauty of parquet block flooring is that it can be fitted together to create different beautiful geometric patterns such as herringbone, basket weave and brick bond.  The blocks themselves have a tongue and groove fitting profile. Due to the complex nature of the parquet patterns, we would always recommend that you use an experienced and professional floor fitter for installation.

Visually, parquet block wooden flooring give you a wow factor.  It tends to complement any style of room or property.  You will definitely not be disappointed with a hardwood parquet block flooring.

Oak Parquet Block Flooring in herringbone pattern

The main differences between plank and parquet block flooring

  • Parquet blocks are much smaller than plank style wooden flooring.
  • Beautiful geometric patterns can be created with parquet blocks.
  • Both are easy to look after and clean.
  • You will find matching flooring accessories for both.
  • Plank style hardwood can be fitted on a staircase whereas parquet cannot.
  • You cannot float parquet block flooring as it needs to be fixed into position.
  • Both can last for decades if installed correctly and looked after properly.
The different patterns that can be made with parquet block flooring

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