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What do you think of when you hear the word ‘parquet’?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘parquet’?

What's the first image you think of when you hear the word ‘parquet’ - probably a grand French Chateaux’s with opulent wooden flooring?

However, these once historical patterns are making a resurgence into the current wall and flooring market. The reason these patterns have become so popular is because of the variety of designs you can create depending on the style you are after.

Installing PLAANK wall and ceiling panels horizontally definitely creates a contemporary and industrial look, but if you’re after a slightly different look, why not consider a parquet inspired decorative pattern.

All PLAANK’s wooden wall panels come in fixed lengths, although some ranges are boxed in varying lengths, meaning that to create a parquet pattern, it may be necessary to cut some of the panels before installation.

Herringbone pattern is one of the most popular choice of designs. It got its name after a fish inspired by the way the bones are structured along a herringbone fish’s spine. The herringbone planks are laid at a 90-degree angle to create a broken zig zag effect. It may look complicated, but once started, the pattern is easy to follow.

You can also have double and triple herringbone which creates the same pattern, but the planks are doubled or trebled up to create a more distinct pattern.

A diagonal herringbone creates the illusion of a smaller wall looking bigger. Diagonal herringbone is laid in exactly the same way, but instead of being installed parallel to the wall, the pattern starts on a diagonal.

Basket weave is another historical pattern that can be installed diagonally or parallel on the wall depending on your preferred design, although as a general rule of thumb, installing any wall panelling diagonally will incur more cuts and therefore more wastage. 

Brick pattern is fairly self-explanatory as the way the planks are installed replicates traditional brickwork.

Sometime thought of a simple and boring, consider fitting the wall panelling on a diagonal and the overall result is very different indeed!

Historically, shiplap wooden wall paneling was never meant to be a feature. Once installed on an interior wall, it would be covered with a fabric such as muslin or cheesecloth. Nowadays, shiplap is one of the more common patterns for wall panelling, but features a ‘staggered half-drop’. For something slightly different, why not consider fixing your PLAANK wall paneling vertically instead of horizontally?

Here at PLAANK we would love to see your new feature walls, who knows, they might even make an appearance on our blog!

Better still, why not share your images on social media and remember to include #PLAANK.

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