elegance and uniqueness
Parquet flooring is a mosaic of geometric designs assembled from a selection of different types and grains of wood. This particular style is commonly used by Singapore home owners to give their floors a traditional or classic look. Parquet floor is a good alternative to the more expensive solid timber floors. Due to the smaller wooden blocks use, parquet floors tend to cope well with humidity and temperature fluctuation than timber flooring.
How to Select Parquet Flooring
This type of flooring comes in different styles and designs. There are two types of parquet flooring - solid wood parquet and engineered wood parquet. The solid wood option comes direct from the timber without any additional materials. This means that it is completely natural. The engineered option is where the top hardwood veneer layer is bonded with the core layers comprising of different types of wood glued together. Typically less costly than solid wood parquet.
Firstly is to consider the type of wood use for the parquet blocks. There are different types of wood species available in the market. Hardness rating of wood species in descending order are walnut, cherry, mahogany, maple, oak, teak and pine. Select the most durable wood that fit within your budget.
Next is to select the thickness of the wood. Thicker wood can afford better wear and tear through everyday use. It allows for several rounds of re-sanding and re-polishing to restore the floor's shine.
Colour selection is equally important. Choose parquet wood colour and shade that match the colour scheme in the room or furniture where you are installing the floor. Or select bold contrasting colour that gives a unique look.
There are different parquet laying patterns that home owner may consider. Some of the common ones include herringbone and chevron while the more exquisite designs are basket weave pattern and versailles layout. Customization is available to suit home owner's preferences and budget.
The premises in which the flooring will be installed should also determine the type of parquet chosen. Parquet flooring is not ideal for places with high human traffic. Even if the wood used is solid and durable, it might wear out at a faster rate and floor pattern might be worn out prematurely after a short period. Regularly polishing and varnish application is therefore required to restore the original floor shine.
Areas Where Parquet Flooring Is Suitable
Parquet flooring is ideal to be used in almost any room in a home. It is engineered to withstand moderate pressure. The only important thing is to ensure the flooring is done by professionals in the right manner. There are even basketball courts that use this type of flooring because it provides the necessary elegance and durability. This type of flooring can also be done in commercial places such as in the gyms, offices, lobbies, museums and dance studios.
Benefits of Parquet Floors
• Easy to maintain and clean
• Provide elegance and uniqueness
• It is non-allergic because there is no place for dirt to hide
• Stable than traditional wood flooring
• Cost efficient compared to most other types of flooring
If you are planning to renovate the floor or re-model your premises, consider parquet flooring. This type of flooring exhibits timeless and elegance style that any home owner would be proud of. To get top class flooring services just contact us through the enquiry form or just go ahead to call us.
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My wife had wanted parquet flooring for our HDB flat. Teak parquet flooring was our choice for our bedroom. We had selected light parquet flooring. Flooring Specialist parquet flooring quality and workmanship met our expectation.
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Flooring Specialist had help us to install parquet flooring for our balcony. We had selected engineered wood parquet flooring and the patterns is basket weave parquet flooring. Flooring Specialist staff are friendly. I will engage them again.