The definition of “parquet”, for many people, is probably not too clear, and probably something they heard their parents talking about. But lately the term has been resurfacing, for very good reasons.
So what IS parquet? Many people in the U.S. who have heard of parquet flooring are either interested in interior design or basketball fans. One of the most famous parquet floors in the country was, until recently, being constantly battered by the Boston Celtics in the Boston Garden. The original floor had been moved from the Boston Arena in 1946, and it was named as the reason for many of the Celtics’ championship wins—the many perpendicular pieces of wood meant that the ball reacted different to each section of the floor and gave the Celtics a true “home court” advantage. The court floor was disassembled in 1999 and sold as souvenirs, but parts of it still live in the new parquet of the TD Boston Garden arena floor.
Premier Flooring Solutions is proud to introduce our newest and exclusive product line, Chene de l’Est. Chene de l’Est, a French flooring company, was established in 1960 in eastern France by Joseph Bach, an artisan carpenter of his time. The company grew from a tiny workshop and evolved into a family business. Today, Bach’s four children run Chene de l’Est, which now specializes in the production of beautiful solid hardwood flooring with master finishes.
Premier Flooring Solutions has been looking into adding a French Oak to the product line for quite some time, and were fortunate to have an investment bank in New York put us in touch with Chene de l’Est, who was, as fate would have it, looking into expanding its product into the United States market. After several meetings with the Chene de l’Est owners and an April trip to tour the main factory in France, Premier Flooring Solutions has now secured exclusive distribution rights for Chene de l’Est products in California, Washington, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada.
Premier Flooring Solutions is very excited to be carrying this exclusive brand of high-quality, finely crafted French hardwood flooring. Keep following our blog for more updates in the very near future about this exciting addition to Premier Flooring Solutions’ product line.
For more information about Premier Flooring Solutions or to learn more about our current product lines, please feel free to call us at (858) 292-6901 or via our online form.