Versailles Wood Panel Flooring in Chelsea and the London areas
Wood flooring has far more varieties and choices than people first realise – and we don’t just mean colours and wood types.
You can create a really unique and exciting space simply by opting for a certain pattern or style of installation.
We’ve spoken previously about parquet flooring, which is when different types of patterns are created using the wood panels, such as herringbone and chevron. But there is a third design, known as Versailles panels, and it’s another great option for home and business owners who want to do something creative and unique with their interior.
Let’s explore this stunning parquetry flooring a little further…
The history of Versailles panels
Versailles panels were created in 1684 when they were used to replace the old marble floors in the famous Palace of Versailles in France; hence, their name.
The marble floors needed constant washing which caused the wooden joists beneath to rot, so they were ripped out and replaced with this longer lasting alternative.
Due to its first usage and introduction into the world of interiors, it is associated with wealth and opulence and often looked at as a symbol of royalty; although, over the years, it has become a popular choice for commercial buildings, particularly hotels, restaurants, board rooms and office spaces.