June 13, 2024


Giving your Home a new Option

Parquet – things to know before buying

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There are so many things to consider when you are ready to install new parquet in your home. The first thing you should take into account before buying a parquet is whether you prefer solid wood parquet or engineered parquet. Planks of solid parquet are made from only solid wood and fit into each other through a system of grooves and tongues and can be glued or nailed together. Keep in mind that although solid parquet is considered the most expensive, it is also the most durable and easy to refinish by sanding it and applying a new topcoat. Opposite, the engineered parquet is made up of several layers. Only the top layer is also is made from solid wood. By choosing engineered parquet, you can get the same stylish and look of traditional solid parquet, but for a smaller price. Deciding what type of wood you prefer would be the second step in choosing a parquet. There are many types of wood to choose from including oak, ash, birch, beech, walnut, maple, teak, wenge, and more. Thirdly, decide what finish to choose for your parquet. Solid or engineered parquet is available in many finishes, while parquet planks come in two ways: raw or prefinished. Also, consider different colours of parquet. Think what colours and grade of parquet planks you prefer and suits your overall home style the best. Finally, take into account that parquet requirements will be different for each of the rooms, so I recommend talking to a consultant in a shop for specific advice about what type of floor fits your home the best. Good luck with finding the best product.