Why Parquet Floors OUGHT TO BE Installed by Professionals

This is Not a step-by-step guide on How to lay a parquet floor. In my own view it is the job of an experienced craftsman. A 10 step guide to laying a parquet floor, would mislead you into believing a newcomer could fit a parquet floor, this could turn out to be costly as the floor would almost certainly must be re-laid.

Even though employing the services of a professional insist on seeing some previous work they have done or at least a personal recommendation. Parquet is expensive and laid well it is beautiful, but laid badly it is unsightly and needs to be replaced.

However here’s some useful home elevators Parquet Floor fitting:

Parquet should be laid by starting in the centre of the area, working outwards towards the walls. Like all the wooden flooring an expansion gap must be left around the edges.

Rooms that aren’t square or have many corners leading into other rooms require even more skill and attention. As you can imaging carrying a pattern around a large part and not losing the line can be an art.

Parquet is glued to its sub-base using a very powerful adhesive, applied with a notched trowel. In bygone days they used to use bitumen, which was extremely messy.

It is essential that the sub-base is level. You start with an uneven sub-base will result in an unsatisfactory final result. Chipboard can be an ideal surface but if concrete exists then preparation of the concrete is vital to ensure an even and dry starting surface.

Parquet wood blocks are always unfinished, as once laid the blocks will all be sitting at marginally different heights these have to sanded level. The required wax or lacquer finish is then applied. An oak parquet floor that is well fitted and perfectly sanded, then finished with a hardwax oil, is actually a beautiful sight to behold.

Blocks are laid in opposing directions because of this the wood grain also runs in opposing directions. When one sands a floor you try your best to sand with the grain so that you do not get unsightly cross grain sanding marks. With parquet this is simply not possible so extreme care has to be taken to end up getting a satisfactory result, another reason a quality professional should be hired.

Because of the small size of each block and that blocks are laid in opposing directions. Parquet flooring is very stable and is therefore ideal for many hard wearing and unstable situations such as kitchens, gyms, halls and hallways.

The author of this article is a Director of Whittlewoods ltd one of the leading wooden floor companies in the UK.

He’s got over 25 years experience in the timber industry and has a exceptional understanding of wood.

Have a look at the company’s website Whittlewoods Oak Flooring you’ll most probably find the answers to all your Wooden flooring questions there. parquet

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