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Aug 28, 2023


By Joe Curran

Embrace Timeless Elegance: 4 Period-Inspired Flooring Styles for Your Home

No matter if your taste veers towards the classic and traditional or leans into the contemporary, period-inspired flooring can beautifully blend into your home aesthetic. Opting for a period-inspired flooring will effortlessly elevate any space, presenting a dual promise of timeless aesthetics and enduring elegance. Beyond their striking visual appeal, period-inspired floors infuse rooms with charm, and personality. Plus, their timeless nature guarantees they are investments that will gracefully weather the passage of time.

Here are four distinct designs we would recommend to bring period-inspired flooring into your home:

Victorian Tiles

Victorian tiles capture the striking geometric patterns that defined the Victorian era, showcasing its rich design legacy and timeless elegance. These tiles effortlessly complement both traditional Victorian homes and modern interiors seeking a touch of tradition. Beyond their striking appearance, Victorian tiles offer a subtle yet effective way to introduce colour into your living spaces. Ideal for hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms, they add distinctive character and eye-catching design. Victorian tiles were traditionally ceramic, however more durable alternatives are now available, such as LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile), which boasts enhanced durability and comfort, ensuring a seamless blend of classic aesthetics and modern practicality.

Basket Weave & Chateau Weave

Basket Weave and Chateau Weave flooring are exquisite wood flooring styles that embody a rich tradition of craftsmanship, reflecting stunning attention to detail. Historically gracing the homes of the affluent and aristocratic, these styles are naturally synonymous with elegance. The allure of their design quietly makes a statement, and brings a touch of character to any space. The complex designs were originally fashioned from hardwood, but these too are now available in more innovative and low-maintenance materials like LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile). These modern alternatives offer benefits such as water resistance, making them ideal for busy family homes.


Chevron flooring, characterised by its distinctive zigzag pattern which comes to a point at the top of each zigzag, is a flooring style that exudes minimalistic style and sophistication. Chevron flooring gained prominence in 16th-century France alongside herringbone flooring, meaning it carries a refined and understated reference to period aesthetics, making it an excellent fit for those looking to add an elegant period feature in a minimalist manner. Just as with Basket Weave and Chateau Weave designs, Chevron flooring has evolved from traditional hardwood to modern materials like LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile). This adaptation allows you to capture the timeless look of chevron while benefiting from the practical advantages offered by modern materials.


Herringbone flooring emerges as the most popular and versatile choice among period-inspired floor designs. The captivating herringbone pattern is achieved by positioning rectangular floorboards at 90-degree angles to create an eye-catching zigzag arrangement. Like its counterpart, chevron flooring, herringbone has historical roots in 16th-century France, however today, herringbone flooring has been recognised as the ultimate design trend to enhance the value of your home. It seamlessly adapts to both period-inspired aesthetics and the contemporary interiors. Herringbone designs are very adaptable and seen across both longer planks for a typically more contemporary aesthetic and shorter planks, creating a more traditional parquet design. While historically aligned with hardwood, herringbone flooring is a popular choice amongst LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) too.

Whatever your preferred style, period-style floors bring a timeless aesthetic into your living spaces whilst infusing them with character and personality. We understand the importance of bridging classic styles with contemporary living demands, which was the vision behind our stunning new Creo LVT flooring collection.

Encompassing all the signature styles outlined above. Our Creo collection boasts practicalities such as comfort, easy maintenance, waterproofing, exceptional durability, eased installation and affordability. Combined with an extended selection of modern colourways, the collection presents the overall appearance of traditional flooring while embodying the convenience of LVT. Explore our Creo LVT flooring collection.

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