Old Parquet - Yay or nay?

One thing that I love to do in my spare time is apartment hunt online. Is that weird since I have no immediate plans of moving?....Probably.
Hopefully by next summer I will be getting a new rental (with my very own kitchen that I don't have to share with five other girls), and I love seeing what my predicted budget will get me. Most of the apartments I'm drawn to (and can afford) have one thing in common....old, square parquet flooring. If you had shown me this a few years ago, I would have cringed, but now, I don't mind it at all! I actually kind of like it. Think about the craftsmanship and time to install that! There is something kind of charming about it and miles better than the laminate I have in my current rental.
via Lonny Mag May/June 2011
Michelle Adams via Decor8
Michelle Adams via Decor8
Elle Decor UK via Lee Stanton Blog

So what do you think? Has parquet flooring come back into style? Or do you still consider it outdated?


Live-Style20 said...[Reply]

nice pics!;]


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On the contrary I think the whole mix of modern and classic details result very well!

Jackie said...[Reply]

Ooh thanks for this post! It makes me feel better about my parquet flooring. I don't mind it but I thought it was a bad detail or something. It looks especially good in Michelle Adams' apartment!

SHERRY HART said...[Reply]

I have always loved the texture and pattern of parquet floors.....

Sarah @ 702 Park Project said...[Reply]

I love parquet! You can definitely mix traditional and modern...either will look great!

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...[Reply]

You see parquet a lot in Europe. My brother has it actually in his very old home that he just moved into in Germany.

LiveLaughDecorate said...[Reply]

Love me some parquet floors. I think it's tres timeless and should never be messed with - unless u need to sand and refinish of course