Artistic parquet is an ornamental composition consisting of separate elements and based on the combination of various wood species.
Artistic parquet is a harmonious element of the interior design. Its boundless decorative and descriptive possibilities help to implement different ideas: to highlight the key points; to make play the details; to harmonize the premises; to determine functional or aesthetic centre of the premises; to match any style of the interior.
The company’s designers have many times used the following styles for ensembles of artistic parquet: baroque, empire, classic, art nouveau, deco and ethno. The compositions can be stylish and avant-garde, they can harmonize with minimalist and high-tech interiors.
Artistic parquet from the company Art Parquet:
- more than 10 years of successful work (quality and design of parquet flooring of the company Art Parquet won recognition at prestigious international and Russian contests and exhibitions);
- own unique techniques that guarantee efficient production, quality and accuracy of details’ production corresponding to state standards;
- modern hi-tech equipment with computer control and finishing materials from leading manufacturers;
- constant control at all stages of parquet production;
- at the stage of project creating computer modelling and 3D visualization help to choose parquet elements that would not destroy integrity of perception of the client’s idea;
- high-qualified specialists;
- great experience of specialists of the past and rich traditions of Russian artistic parquet flooring that extends back over 250 years (the company Art Parquet carries out great restoration activity).
The company Art Parquet divides artistic parquet into 3 groups according to geometric form of the details and the way of their production:
Sawn (geometric) artistic parquet that consists of rectilinear details. Sawing machines are used to produce sawn pattern parquet and borders.
- Milling artistic parquet that consists of curvilinear details. Milling machines with Computer Numerical Control (CNC) are used to produce curvilinear details and highly complicated contours of minute details according to the set programme within the accuracy of 50 micron.
- Mixed artistic parquet that consists of rectilinear and curvilinear details.
One of the company’s activities is restoration and production of palace parquet. Palace parquet embodies magnificence and luxury, grandiosity and royal exquisiteness. This flooring emphasizes grandeur, solemnity, exquisiteness of colours and materials in palace interiors. Palace style assumes adherence to concrete traditions: regularity, strict symmetry and balance of details. The ideal place for installation of this kind of parquet is country house (private residence). Palace parquet emphasizes social status and financial possibilities.
Different techniques are used to produce artistic parquet: marquetry (all the details are laid manually to the whole depth of flooring), intarsia (inserting of decorative elements to the partial depth of flooring) and their combinations. Thanks to modern techniques and to simplification of installation works it has become possible to combine parquet flooring with marble and ceramic tiles. It has also become possible to insert different decorative materials (marble, mother-of-pearl, amber, ceramics, glass, metal).
Main decorative elements of artistic parquet ready to be installed are:
Medallions are complete ornamental and subject compositions made of different wood species with a marked, as a rule, centre of symmetry. Medallions influence the perception of flooring drawing attention to themselves. They help to create additional effects and contrasts in different premises or areas. Medallion placed in the centre of the premises play functional role of the main area. Medallion placed in any other part of the premises will correct complicated parts of the premises. Medallion connects flooring with interior design (mouldings, form of ceiling lamps, ornaments, furniture colour and texture. Classical round medallion with diameter from 800 mm to 2500 mm combines in itself geometrical and floral designs. Medallion is an artistic element that can be the only decorative element of the flooring, it looks perfect with traditional block parquet. Medallions produced by the company Art Parquet can be inserted in already existing parquet flooring, flooring made of massive board or engineered parquet board.
Pattern parquet consists of blocks of different geometric shapes placed in the form of design patterns. Pattern parquet is glued or nailed to the foundation and is connected with the help of tongues and grooves and inserted wooden keys. Using of pattern parquet helps to save time during parquet flooring installation providing high quality of works. Pattern parquet creates harmonious interior design regardless placement of furniture. Pattern parquet allows combining different parts of the premises. Pattern parquet with elements of different colours and texture create certain artistic mood. Decorative effect of pattern parquet made of one and the same wood specie is based on play of light in texture of details laid in different directions in relation to light sources.
Borders are multifunctional linear, as a rule, elements with a recurrent design pattern. Borders perfectly fit any interior design, add completeness to parquet flooring, create harmonic perception of the premises, and join different parts of premises together. Borders allow combining parquet flooring with other finishing materials (ceramics, stone, ceramic granite). Traditionally borders are placed along the perimeter of the premises or along the furniture. Border’s width depends on the dimensions of the premises, type of parquet flooring and interior design (from a few score of millimetres to half of metre).
Art-mosaics is pattern parquet combining in itself classical pattern parquet and inlays of different decorative elements. For Art-mosaics production the whole range of wood species and different variants of wood processing are used. Inlays are made of marble, various ornamental stone, glazed tiles, glass. Rich colour scale and decorative characteristics of inlays open great opportunities for creating original and unique compositions.
Decorative inlays are the simplest decorative elements. They represent parquet planks with designs of different degree of complexity cut in to the full depth of the plank. Decorative inlays are optimal for creating specific mood in the interior at minimum costs. As a rule ornamental insertions correspond to the premises’ style.