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Parquet is one of the most widely used floor coverings in finishing works. To date, the effects of the wood grain of a parquet floor are different: oak parquet, oak parquet and solid wood parquet are among the preferred solutions for those who opt for a wooden floor. This type of solution is adopted above all for its aesthetic value and for the advantages it offers. First of all, parquet provides good thermal insulation, sound absorption and wear resistance. Available in a wide variety of woods and finishes, it is suitable for classic and modern environments. Finally, the parquet can be pre-calibrated (with laying, sanding and treatment on site) or pre-finished, to be laid directly to finish the floor.
The different types of wood for parquet
Parquet is a floor covering suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Modern homes, as well as offices, often have a wooden floor already at the design stage. There are many reasons for choosing a wooden floor covering. First of all, wood is able to give the environment a sense of welcome and warmth. It is also a solution of great aesthetic impact and quality. Parquet, in fact, not only gives the right elegance to the surface, but walking on it barefoot almost gives the sense of being in contact with nature. Parquet essences are divided into classic and exotic essences. Of course, it is a material that requires a lot of care, but the treatment and maintenance of a wooden floor are not difficult procedures, indeed, in reality today's parquet is very durable and easy to handle. And we must not forget the variety of proposals and solutions present, from laminate parquet - printed and overlay paper - oak parquet, recycled wood, durmast, oak, walnut, teak. Lots of models and colors suitable for every environment of the house.
Not just a simple wooden floor: the various types of parquet
Particularly recommended for renovation work, prefinished parquet is already painted and immediately ready to be walked on. In fact, it does not require lamination or painting, this type of wooden floor is composed of boards already finished on the surface in the production phase. Also called multilayer parquet, it differs in section from the traditional type. Each plank consists of one or more support layers on the bottom, made of poor wood and a noble layer of precious (walking) wood, already painted, with transparent matt lacquer, hardened with UV treatment, to ensure a strong resistance to wear, and then ready for installation. If you do not want to use traditional gluing techniques and the use of nails, a valid alternative is floating parquet: it ensures less noise, protects the floor underneath and its installation is quick and easy. Decking is a very common type of wood flooring: stain-proof and antistatic, it is particularly suitable as a coating for outdoor areas, such as terraces, swimming pools, gardens and shores. It can also be adapted to interior surfaces of houses or structures.
Essence and resistance: the parquet suitable for every style of furniture
The grain of the wood characterizes the coating and for this reason, when choosing the parquet, you must take into account the style of furniture, traditional or modern. For example, wooden floors with evident veins give a rustic and natural effect to the surface and therefore are better suited to a traditional style of furniture. However, if you decide on a modern style, you'd better opt for a parquet floor with dense grain, uniform in grain: this makes the floor more versatile and current. Keep in mind that wood may oxidize and change colour in contact with light: if oak, durmast, solid wood and walnut darken, teak parquet becomes lighter.
From the bathroom to the kitchen, the parquet for every room in the house
Although parquet is commonly considered extremely delicate, it is actually very resistant. The only thing that can damage the parquet is the water stagnating on the ground and this could be a problem for those who want to insert a wooden floor in the bathroom. And so the essence of the parquet strips you choose makes the difference: teak is more stable in contact with moisture while oak requires additional protective treatment with oil or wax. In contact with moisture, this wood tends to form blackish stains. For the rest, the choice can be based purely on personal taste: taking into account the color of the wood helps to make it adaptable to different environments. For example, in the kitchen any type of parquet floor could be suitable, as long as maintenance is not neglected: in environments like this one, in fact, it is advisable to pay more attention to the cleaning and care of the wooden floor.
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