Parquet flooring

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Parquet Flooring

Parquet flooring is used to describe a geometric design created from triangles and squares made from wood. It is a timeless design that has been used in both old and new homes. If you’re looking to use parquet flooring in your home, these are some things to consider.

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

Parquet is made using layered wood which results in flooring that is more durable than regular wood. The top layer or wear layer is made of a harder wood to resist wear and tear. The inner layers are made of softer wood to reduce noise and provide a softer foot feel. Parquet flooring can be sanded down to renew its look and refinished to look brand new. 

Disadvantages

While parquet wood is durable, it is still vulnerable to water damage. Water seeping through the porous wood can lead to mould and weaken the parquet. To prevent this, it needs to be sealed and resealed regularly. Like any wood, parquet flooring’s top layer is made from hardwood and is susceptible to scratches. Sharp objects and furniture can create scratches

Maintenance 

Parquet flooring is easy to clean as it can be mopped or swept. However, standing water should be cleaned immediately to prevent it from seeping into the wood and causing water damage. Parquet needs to be resealed every few years to prevent water damage. If your flooring gets damaged it can be easily repaired by sanding the tile down and refinishing it.

Costs

If you are looking for wood flooring for your home, parquet flooring is a viable option. Parquet flooring is relatively cheap and much cheaper than hardwood flooring. However, periodic resealing and sanding can quickly add costs up. If you are looking for wooden flooring at a cheaper cost consider SPC vinyl as it can mimic the texture of wood. It would also save costs on maintenance as SPC vinyl does not need to be sealed. Therefore, if you are considering parquet flooring, keep in mind the maintenance that comes with caring for the flooring and the associated costs.

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