What type of parquet should you choose?
Choosing parquet or flooring for your deck is not as easy as you might think… What will it be used for? What type of installation will you use? What kind of maintenance are you looking to do? To help you with your project, Décoplus Parquets has come up with a purchasing guide and some learning tools to help you make the right choice.
Why should you choose parquet for your floor?
Natural wood flooring adds a healthy and warm natural element to your space, and it is also a decorative and valuable asset that can totally transform your interior. Décoplus Parquets offers a wide range of wood flooring in all styles: wood species, finishes, textures, and shapes… all you have to do is make your choice to design your floors and transform your rooms.
First and foremost, you have to remember that wood flooring is a precious and living product. In addition, it is:
A long-term investment: Wood flooring increases in value as long as you take good care of it. Parquet is a floor covering that lasts a long time, and often it can be renovated or repaired. It is a durable and elegant investment.
Comfortable: Nothing is more comforting than the presence of wood when you’re indoors…especially when it’s a parquet floor. You’ll experience a feeling of well-being and spaciousness from its fibrous texture, variations in colours, and the softness you feel when you walk on it with bare feet.
Easy to maintain: From day to day, wood flooring doesn’t trap dirt. All you have to do to keep it clean is a little dusting.
Healthy: Wooden parquet is considered to be a healthy and natural product. As opposed to some floor coverings, it gives off very little *formaldehyde, giving you better air quality and less risk of allergies from dust and dust mites.
Environmental: Wood flooring comes from a natural resource that will be protected and conserved for many years to come. Our parquets come from sustainably managed suppliers.
A wide selection: Parquets come in a variety of wood species, finishes (aged, brushed, smoked, etc.) and sizes, allowing for a huge variety of styles.
In order to make your choice, you’ll need to take into consideration these 3 points:
1. Choose a parquet style according to your desired general look: grey, white, smoked, natural, shaped, rustic, wide planks, oily finish, varnished finish, brushed, etc. Choose wood flooring with a finish that is adequate for the type of traffic in the room. Some treatments are more sensitive than others.
2. Choose a type of laying based on your existing floor’s situation: floor battens, screed, laying on the current surface, and/or an underfloor heater… This will guide you to the appropriate parquet type (nailed, glued, or floating floor). Think about where it’s being laid: a humid room and/or a dry room? This will determine the type of installation and your wood choice.
3. Determine how much you want to spend while keeping in mind that choosing wood flooring is also a long-term investment.
* from carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, in gas form at room temperature