The Versailles parquet (or “Versailles Panels”) is made up of carefully assembled wooden panels. These oak panels take their name from the “Chateau de Versailles” for which the motif was created to replace marble floors in the castle with that pattern.
Versaille parquet flooring
In order to assemble a Versailles flooring panels, all the pieces of oak are held together with a clever matrix of mortise & tenon points and frame jointed together with pegs. For a traditional installation it is possible to hidden-nail the panels down to battens or joists. Our Versailles parquet panels are usually supplied without an applied finish, but pre-finishes can be arranged (see the stock website for current options in stock). The choice of the customer and the desired result will determine the choice between varnish, oil or wax. In order to enhance the authentic and antique aspect of reclaimed oak parquet, an oiled or waxed finish works well. BCA’s panels in antique reclaimed oak really do come as close as possible to the actual parquet at Versailles.
At BCA we offer different types of Versailles parquet and other classic pattern panels. Occasionally we manage to source genuine antique Versailles panels, but mainly we supply our newly assembled but traditional versions made from our stocks of reclaimed French oak. We can also supply matching border pieces for room perimeters, doorways, window reveals and even stair treads, all in the same matching patina chosen for the Versailles panels.