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            Designed Installations




Inlay, mosaics, medallions, leather tiles, end-cut wood, parquet & flooring patterns are all usually a part of any floor that wins the awards that are given for the most beautiful floors for different categories every year.


It's not too many people who, when looking for flooring, also search out figures of design that will complement their field of flooring, unless prompted by a designer. The idea of adding to ones floor, especially on the west coast, just doesn't enter most peoples' minds, but it's not nearly as complicated and costly as one may think, so it is my hope to broaden your horizons.


Most people buy wall art as it expresses a part of their personality that isn't expressed in daily living, this can be applied to your floor and can be achieved through a fun process of informing you with options, following with questions, offering recommendations, providing you with a sketched design of said figure, then entering the dimensions of the figure to scale into your floor plan, with the use of Revel software.


Simply stated, figures of design are typically placed at the way of entry and are placed in areas where rugs would be placed. Basic design for the placement of figures includes; taking into consideration the size of a particular room, the furnishing, existing colors and how the room is to be used, "Form follows function". The idea is to compliment and not complicate or confuse the room, this is the art of a tastefully accentuated a space.


The skilled art of inlaid materials is placing various flooring materials of nature into a floor to form borders, patterns and designs, perfectly. The materials that are most commonly used are various metals, leather, stone, wood species with solid natural colors, and a variety of end grain cut wood, which provide for beautifully unique floors.


Inlaid borders can be ornate or simple and follow the same rules of design as does matting for a work of art, as the base boards are the framed edge for your floor. This is achieved by installing a species of wood that contrasts, and compliments your floor. The border can be a simple broad line or more ornate and would be similar to the different options available, say on Microsoft publisher, for a pages' border.


Inlaid borders can be ornate or simple and follow the same rules of design as does matting for a work of art, as the base boards are the framed edge for your floor. This is achieved by installing a species of wood that contrasts, and compliments your floor. The border can be a simple broad line or more ornate and would be similar to the different options available, say on Microsoft publisher, for a pages' border.


Parquetry is like a kaleidoscope, and is a geometric mosaic of wood that was first introduced in Versailles, France in 1684 to replace marble flooring that constantly needed washing. Parquet patterns are entirely geometrical and angular – squares, triangles & lozenges. Some patterns that are commonly used in houses and other structures include the herringbone (most popular), brick pattern half bond, diagonal basket, square basket, square or diagonal herringbone, and double herringbone. Those with love of intricate details can also opt to place block borders, feature strips, or both to enhance the beauty of their parquet flooring.


As mentioned earlier, in this day, amongst normal Americans, most never even entertain the idea of adding a design to their flooring, and if they do, it is maybe a border or a pattern, with the flooring, in the way of entry. Most think, anything more than that, is going to appear too gaudy or just too much, and belongs only in a mansion with twenty foot ceilings. This can't be farther from the truth, it's only necessary that a figure be designed and laid out correctly to accent your floor and not overtake it. Most people also associate parquet flooring, as oak and stained dark, and that just doesn't have to be. Parquet looks excellent washed white and stained with lighter colors. You are really only limited by the limits you place on your imagination.