Thursday, 13 March 2008

Hidden parquet ahoy!

There's something about parquet that's typically Parisian for me. Back in England we like our carpet. In Spain they have tiles. As beautiful as all that may be, there's nothing like parquet.

For the moment, our flat has hideous lino. Under that is solid concrete. But under that it would seem that there is hidden gold; parquet! And not any old parquet in straight lines, but parquet in point de hongrie. No idea what that is? Well instead of the ordinary up and down parquet that only reasonably rich people have, it's zigzag parquet for the ultra posh. Feast your eyes on this...
Photo shamelessly stolen from www.atdg.com. They have some really amazing parquet, if you're into that. Go get!

Lovely looking, isn't it? For the moment it's difficult to know exactly in what state our parquet is (and even harder to imagine it looking anything like the photo above), but the fact that we can see some of it means that there's a chance we'll be able to restore all it. Yippee!

It beggars belief that anyone would cover this up with concrete and lino...

Anyway, I have the wonderfully-named Europarquet coming round next week (shame they're not called Europarquet 2000. Now that's a flash name) and they'll be poking about and giving me a quote. More on that soon.

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