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parquet (noun) wooden covering of a floor.
Parquet is a floor covering of wooden strips fixed together in a pattern. Parquet makes the floor proof against cold and moisture. This is very common in cold countries.
- As the boots of the rider thudded on the parquet, those in the room looked disapprovingly at the newcomer. They felt that he could make less noise on the wooden flooring.
- The parquet of the old, dilapidated building had been broken at a number of places revealing the bare floor under it.