Definitions. Purists use the word "parquetry" to refer to timber flooring or furniture with angular and geometric patterns, while "marquetry" refers to curved shapes. "Parquet" is the term used for flooring. These days any kind of woodblock floor pattern can be called "parquet flooring."Shown: This classic basket-weave, panel parquet flooring is still is one of the most popular designs. In this sophisticated
setting it grounds the room while harmonizing with the glazed French paneling.