Parquet is one of the most common type of wood flooring in Malaysia. One should understand the benefits of parquet and installation requirement to truly appreciate the aesthetic beauty of wood flooring. The installation of parquet normally requires a well-leveled sub-floor and sanding. The most important thing when you are stripping the wood is to always follow its grain. However, this is rather quite hard to achieve on a surface made from wooden blocks facing multiple directions.
The most popular type of parquet pattern right now is the herringbone. This simple pattern alone comes in several variations such as single, double or diagonal (square) herringbone. However, there are completely different styles like brick, basket weave, hexagon or chevron that are currently in demand.
Structurally, parquet comprise of three major groups:
Like every regular floor, parquets can be found in three grades – prime, select and rustic.
Parquet is wood flooring made up of narrow strips glued together to form a pattern. When installing parquet wood flooring tile, there are two commonly used methods. Firstly, we can start near a wall and laying the tile in a row. Or secondly, we can also start in the center of the room and laying the tile in a pyramid pattern.
Normally we install parquet wood flooring in the bedroom, living area or areas with less moisture. Depending on the wood species and finishing, your floor can look very contemporary. This is suitable for home owners looking for antique and natural look which matches their elegant theme.
There are 5 key benefits of parquet wood flooring. They are:
However there are still some disadvantages that you may get from having parquet flooring in your home. For example no matter how well you care for your flooring, it is mandatory that the tiles be resealed, sanded and polished. Finally, because parquet flooring is made of wood, so be aware that it is susceptible to moisture and humidity.