Things to consider when you buy parquet flooring

Are you planning a home renovation and considering a new floor? You can never go wrong with parquet flooring, whether you want to be fashionable, stylish, or keep to the classics. However, you may find that you have more questions than answers when it comes to this type of flooring. We’ll go over some facts you didn’t know about parquet flooring in this article.

What are the various varieties of parquet flooring available?

Solid wood flooring, multilayer parquet, and veneer are all included in this category. Solid wood flooring, which is made out of thick wooden planks, is the most expensive, but it is also the most durable, as it allows for multiple polishing and varnishing over time. Finally, although veneers cannot be sanded, they allow the home to be redecorated for a little charge. They can, however, live for more than 20 years thanks to modern medicines and specialised care.

Quality

The thickness of the board determines its quality. The thickness of the planks, which ranges from 8 to 15 mm, determines crucial characteristics such as durability, resistance, and the best acoustic behaviour when stepped on.

Placement 

It can be done in a variety of ways. Regular joints (equal length boards), free joints (equal length boards), checkerboard (practically obsolete), and herringbone are among the most common parquet laying systems (wooden slats are placed perpendicular to each other).

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Maintenance of a parquet floor

Parquet floors are very simple, practical, and quick to maintain. The first thing to remember is that we should use as little water as possible. It is suggested that dust be removed with either a vacuum cleaner or a mop on a more regular or daily basis. Then, with a passage of a fairly drained mop and specialist cleansers for wooden floors, further ingrained dirt should be removed.

Humidity must be kept at bay on these floors. Because natural wood floors are highly susceptible to water, it is preferable to install laminate floors with a 100 percent moisture-resistant covering in places like the bathroom.

Where may parquet flooring be installed?

Parquet floors can be laid in any room of the house, but because of their exquisite appearance, they are increasingly popular in formal settings such as living rooms, dining rooms, and foyers. Engineered parquet is ideal for damp places like the basement and the bathroom.

Is it possible to put parquet flooring down on any kind of floor? 

Yes, as long as the base is adequately levelled, it is doable. If not, noise and subsidence would result, as well as deformation of the flooring.

How are parquet flooring safeguarded?

Because wood is a living material, it must be safeguarded. It’s critical to start by removing common grime using the appropriate cleaning materials and tools.

A high-quality carpet or runner with a soft or felt backing can be placed in front of the sink to protect it from spills and splashes if it is located in the kitchen. Make sure heavy furniture doesn’t slide about and that the bottoms of the legs have felt padding.

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