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Wood Parquet Flooring Alternatives

The Top Parquet Flooring Choices In Yorkshire

Consider these authentic-looking wooden alternatives if you are looking for geometrically decorative, low-maintenance parquet flooring. Parquet, otherwise known as herringbone flooring, is the most highly desired wood floor style. Read a little more, then scroll down to see our top three picks plus a newcomer wildcard, Parquetvinyl!



Why Choose Laminate Or Wood Parquet Floors Over Wood?

The benefits of choosing a parquet or herringbone wood floor alternative are cost and ease. Wooden parquet flooring is expensive, complex to install, requires maintenance and can discolour over time. Whereas herringbone laminate or vinyl flooring alternatives hold their colour, are easier to clean, easier to lay, equally as durable and require no maintenance.

The Top 3 Wooden Parquet/Herringbone Flooring Alternatives

Option 1 Wood Parquet Alternative:

Laminate Parquet Floors

Our Budget Pick: Forma Bonetto Herringbone Laminate

Forma Bonetto Herringbone laminate is made with “Super-Grov” technology, meaning it looks like wood, and the surface even feels like wood.

It is a 12mm thick waterproof HDF laminate with an antibacterial coating. With a 20-year guarantee, you can be confident it will last. Another benefit of Bonetto Laminate is the ease of fitting it—its 1Click2Go install system planks click into place like a V-shaped jigsaw.

Forma Bonetto Laminate Parquet Flooring, Wooden Herringbone Alternative

Wooden Herringbone Alternative: Laminate By Forma

Authentic texture | Realistic wood effect | 9 colour options

Option 2 Wood Parquet Alternative:

Vinyl Parquet Floors

Our Popular Pick: COREtec Floors

COREtec floors are easy to install herringbone and parquet floors that mirror genuine wood (and stone). Designed with DIY in mind, choose from multiple laying patterns and luxury finishes that last. COREtec designs are as real as wooden floors get.

100% waterproof vinyl flooring with innovative core technology means COREtec floors won’t warp, buckle or peel due to moisture and remain scratch-proof. Perfect for homes with pets and kids!

COREtec Natural Herringbone in Juglans
COREtec Naturals Herringbone Series in Slumber

Wood HERRINGBONE Alternative: COREtec Vinyl – Naturals In Slumber

Easy-fit click system | 100% Waterproof vinyl | Multiple wood finishes and laying options

Option 3 Wood Parquet Floor Alternative

Luxury Vinyl Parquet Floors

Our Top End Pick: Amtico Flooring

Amtico luxury vinyl ranges are super alternatives to traditional wooden parquet flooring. Being leaders in LVT flooring, their innovative technology means their herringbone floors are some of the most true-to-wood looking and feeling floors you can buy.

At the top end of the budget, Amtico vinyl offers maintenance-free, waterproof luxury flooring that actually reduces noise. With masses of colour choices and laying patterns, both offer custom styles to personalise your home perfectly for decades.

Amtico Form Fawn Oak Parquet Floor
Amtico Form Collection in Rural Oak, parquet laying

Wooden Parquet Alternative: Amtico Form Collection in Rural Oak

True-feel wood texture | Authentic wood look | Mul ti-tonals ranges, colours and laying options

Our Wildcard Pick: Lamett Parquetvinyl Flooring

A newcomer to the UK Market is European innovator Lamett. A company that believes:

“floors are a blank canvas for a life you get to adorn”


Their parquet vinyl click flooring is one of the most wood-like coverings. Lamett Parquetvinyl is almost indistinguishable from real parquet wood. It is a pioneering floor made from limestone and PVC for a rustic wood-like structure and appearance.

You can pick multi-tones, single tones, wood knots, variations of grains, and more. You can also choose parquet boards, herringbone tiles, or a combination of laying patterns.

Lamett ParqetVinyl at Floormaster Yorkshire
Lamett Parquetvinyl Luxury Vinyl Wood Flooring In Yukon Mistral Herringbone With Dog

Wooden Parquet Alternative: Lamett Parquetvinyl Herringbone Planks

Unique limestone + PVC core | 100% water resistant | Very realistic wood tones and laying options

Which Costs More – Wood, Vinyl Or Laminate Flooring?

Cushioned vinyl and laminate flooring will cost you less than a wood floor. However, when it comes to laminate Vs standard vinyl flooring, prices are in the same realm.

High-quality vinyl and laminate can cost upwards of £15-£30 per m/2 (supply only).

However, LVT (luxury vinyl, not to be confused with regular cushioned vinyl) and, moreover, the market-leaders Amtico are premium products. So, these premium floors sit at the luxury end of the scale. Prices can be double to quadruple the price of regular vinyl or laminate. But LVT is built to last 4-10 times longer. Also, it can be uplifted and laid easily, so it can move with you if you choose. Luxury vinyl is a worthy investment that will outlast cushion vinyl and laminate.  

In Conclusion, Wood Is Not The Only Way To Parquet

The top three alternatives to wooden parquet flooring are vinyl, luxury vinyl tiles, or laminate. All maintenance-free and waterproof, they are suitable for use with underfloor heating, available in sustainable options and manufactured to last. Most of all, brands like COREtec, Lamett, Amtico, Bonetto, Quick-Step and Harvey Maria are all alternatives with near-perfect wood texture—I would test anyone to tell the difference by look or feel against real wood floors!

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