Tuesday, May 28, 2013
If somebody wants to see a collection of fine parquet works one place to go (or view) is St. Petersburg and its palaces. The small to large compositions (the most expensive parquetry option) are available for visitors. Fortunately some of them do appreciate the floor beneath their feet and take pictures we all can share.
Using not contrasting colors when composing a parquet flooring is a solution that shows maturity. Here's an example on how red birch (first image) and Oak (second image) have been used to compose a hallway and a room parquet flooring design. It is a way of employing the variations in the wood to achieve a pleasant aspect. The Oak has been patina treated to achieve an uniform color.
A parquet border inlay in a multi-family late 1800 house. We have found it recently. The design is not outstanding but it proves the using of hardwood floor borders for relatively modest homes at that particular time. Oak has been used all around (door and wall panels).