If you are looking to change your flooring or change the regular wood flooring, then Parquet flooring is the latest flooring that you can consider. Originating from the 17th Century floor styles in France, it is most commonly found in royal family houses, Parquet Flooring is now emerging to be most wanted type of flooring in many houses.
What is Parquet Flooring?
You must have heard and seen wooden flooring where big pieces of wood are placed on the floor. It is similar to wooden flooring but uses blocks and strips of wood to create geometrical patterns. Hence it gives more beauty to your flooring rather than just big pieces of wood fixed on the floor. It is often used in bedrooms and living rooms.
Because it is wood, one can obviously choose the quality of wood and designs. Hence the cost varies upon what you select. Once you have decided the material and the design, it is very easy to install.
What materials are used to make?
Generally it is made of oak, walnut, cherry and maple. But the rich even use hardwood to lay this type of flooring. There are 2 varieties of floors made in this. One is solid flooring – like the name says, it is made of solid wood pieces and the second is, engineered flooring which is made of layers of wood with veneer on top of it.
How is the installation done?
This Parquet Flooring can be fixed on the slab itself or on your tiles also. A professional can visit your house and install the flooring. It is very easy to install. However, it is not a DIY unless you know the basics of wood work. In any case, a professional will cleanly lay the wood on your flooring, clean and polish it with a protective coating on the top. Often the tiles of this flooring are of different colours to enhance the look and beauty of it.
Why should anyone choose this?
There are many reasons that people are getting this installed in their houses. This would suit you if:
- You are looking for wooden flooring with beauty of tiles and have an elegant look also.
- Maintenance is as easy as cleaning it 2-3 times in a week either with a broom or a vacuum cleaner. You can also mop it to remove any dirt that is left behind.
- It is available at low prices but will give a great look to your house. In fact they look expensive.
- They are durable in terms of daily use.
Repairing the flooring is also easy. If a piece of the flooring has come off, it does take some time to find the best match to it, but once found, it can be simply fixed with a polyvinyl glue to hold it in place. If there are any dents or scratches on the floor, use a wood filler to fill the damage. Maintaining the appearance is very simple. If you are unable to do it yourself, a professional can always finish this.