Teak Parquet Flooring
Durable and Stable
Teak parquet flooring is one of the best flooring products owing to its beauty, price and the endless list of features. Apart from being visually appealing, teak wood is highly durable and come in a variety of colours to choose from. Its most common colour is the yellow-brown colour though you can also get a honey-gold colour which is also very attractive - the colour tone darkens with age. It comes in planks which can be installed in any room including the kitchen, living room, dining room and bedroom. It is one of the less common types of flooring making it somewhat costly although its quality also contributes to its higher price.
Why install teak parquet flooring?
Teak parquet flooring is unique for its oil content which makes it beautiful and durable. The oil also prevents drying and cracking and will not cause slipping. The oil preserves the wood the same way it preserves leather materials.
The natural oil that comes with this species of woods gives it the ability to protect the floor from fungi, mold or rotting. This makes the floor highly durable and preserves its beauty.
Teak wood is naturally water repellent due to its tight grain structure. This prevents water or humidity from penetrating through the wood. The natural oil fills any micro pores providing a seal.
Comparison of Burmese & Indonesian Teak
Burmese teak is harvested from well-managed forests in Myanmar. They supply the most durable and stable wood across the globe.
Burmese teak is extremely durable and stable.
Indonesian teak came up due to increased demand for teak wood that Burmese teak could not meet. They are also known as plantation teak. Plantation teak is inferior to Burmese teak because of the difference in soil quality.
Precaution and Maintenance
Just like any other type of flooring, teak parquet floors also requires some maintenance to keep it looking great and serve you even longer Here are some maintenance tips and precautions you should take into consideration if you have a teak parquet floor.
1. Teak wood is very oily, but the oil starts to dry with time. When it deteriorates, it exposes your beautiful floor to the growth of mold and can also attract insects and termite. To prevent this, you should ensure you occasionally apply oil to the floor.
2. Ensure sharp objects do not drop on parquet floors.
3. Use a decent hardwood cleaner to clean your floor after every two months.
Suggested Areas Where Teak Parquet Flooring Is Suitable
Due to the strength of the wood, teak parquet flooring can be used in terraces and high traffic areas. It can also be used anywhere in the house including the kitchen and the bathroom due to its water resistant nature.
Benefits of Teak Parquet Floor
Teak parquet is high in tensile strength; hence no amount of tension will be able to break it. It also can resist wear and tear. The floor will not get damaged with heavy foot traffic or when you move the furniture hence the floor is able to serve you longer.
The natural oils and the tight grain structure of the wood keep it from warping or bending.
Teak wood does not grow from rain forests; hence cutting it does not interfere with the environment in any way.
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