What is Versailles Panel Flooring?

Versailles panels are a classic flooring design pattern. Naturally, they have their origins in the Palace de Versailles when intricately decorated wooden floors replaced the old marble ones.

 

Versailles panels consist of squares held together with an interwoven mesh of wood strips, all in a wood frame. Since the 17th century, this design has been used in prestigious homes. It was designed to glamorize the Versailles Palace’s rooms, adding to the display of opulence and power of the aristocracy.