Parquet flooring is made up of square pieces of wood in a geometric design. Parquet flooring offers a variety of design options. There are several types including laminate, parquet bamboo, multilaye, solid parquet, lamparquet, mosaic, etc. The collection of parquet includes maple, beech, cherry tree and oak classics, and dark wood types.

Parquet flooring has several advantages. It can be cleaned easily and has durability against spills and stains. It has environmental advantages over carpeting and synthetic based floor systems. It is easy to maintain. If the flooring begins to show signs of damage, the outside can be renewed by applying light sanding and re-sealing using varnish. Parquet flooring is installed directly over a concrete basement.

There is a high demand for prefabricated parquet. Beech is the most popular type of wood used and is preferred over oak. Prefabricated parquet is now available with pre-oiled, waxed or finished surfaces. Product developers aim to make the surfaces as easy to care and scratch resistant as possible. Consumers normally demand light colors. Strip flooring is the method of installation recommended by manufacturers.

In earlier days, parquet was made of strips of wood affixed into square blocks. This type of flooring was extremely sensitive to moisture and would bulge and collapse when exposed to humidity. Today, parquet flooring is made of plywood or a hardwood and is given a laminated finish. This flooring is resistant to moisture and can be installed even at the basement level.

Parquet flooring is seeing a revival in the market. With the increase in health and environmental consciousness more and more customers are returning to parquet flooring.

Source by Peter Emerson

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