If you want to add a stylish look to your floors with eye-catching patterns and designs, then Parquet flooring is for you. Parquet flooring is a wooden flooring type that uses pre-cut wooden blocks or planks cut at particular angles. These wooden blocks are then used to make geometric patterns on the floor.
The technique of parquet flooring dates back to the 1960s in France and is now becoming a trend. So to add a royal touch to your floors and get rid of expensive marble tiling, your savior is our Parquet flooring services.
Why is Parquet better than regular wood flooring?
Parquet flooring blocks are cut at a 90-degree angle, making them bind together more strongly than regular wood. In addition, the multiple-layer application of flooring makes the floor more sturdy and durable, and with an upper wear layer, the flooring fades out or chips rarely.
With parquet flooring, you can have multi-shade flooring tiles and amazing geometrical patterns without any extra hassle, and you can opt for various finishes as you like.
Types of parquet Flooring
While designing your interiors, you may come across a variety of options in parquet flooring. The flooring types vary in application, thickness, and hardwood used. Following are some of the most popular types of parquet floors you can choose from:
Based on material
The first classification is based on the material used or the wood type, primarily of two types, oak or walnut.
Oak is the favorite type of parquet flooring. The best part about oak is that it is great for pigments and acts as a pre-sealed layer. Secondly, the aging of oak makes it turn honey-colored, and you can get a wide variety of designs made out of it.
Oak parquet floors can go with all kinds of finishes without making their natural look and texture. You can also opt for pre-aged oak flooring.
Now, if you want to don a dark brown hardwood look on your floors, then walnut is your right choice. It has a luxurious feel and outlook. You can pair it up with oak to create outstandingly gorgeous floor designs.
After choosing hardwood comes the structure of your parquet tiles or floor. The following are types of parquet flooring based on structure:
● Solid Parquet
A thick layer of wood is cut at a right angle in solid parquet flooring and applied on the floor. The plank or block of wood thickness is more than 15mm.
● Engineered layering
In engineered flooring, multiple thin layers of hardwood are applied at a 90-degree angle. In most cases, the top layer is veneer hardwood, while the inner layers are either pine, softwood, or any other high-density wood-based material. Generally, there are three flooring layers with a minimum thickness of 3 mm.
Overlaying parquet flooring is similar to a solid technique, but a bit thinner wooden blocks are used and applied over the existing floor or tiles rather than scrapping and starting the flooring from scratch.
The last classification is the style or geometric pattern you want. Some of the common ones are:
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So which type of Parquet is the best for you?
Well, the best choice varies, and there is no single winner. But the design and hardwood that is most popular is Walnut parquet flooring with a Chevron pattern. You can visit A&D designer floors for more insight into our parquet designs and applications.
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