Parquet floor consists of inlaid wood tile squares or rectangles with repeating patterns made from short strips of wood. The tiles are made from wood or wood veneers and are installed using nails. Parquet floor tiles are available in a wide variety of colors. Parquet tiles are durable and relatively inexpensive and enhance the appearance of any room’s design. In this article, you will learn how easy it is to install parquet tiles by yourself in your home, office or building.
First of all, prepare the sub-floor, level it and tighten any loose areas. For the parquet floor installation, mark the center of each wall and draw chalk lines connecting opposite walls. Lay the parquet floor tiles down on the floor. Apply adhesive on the sub-floor of the parquet floor. Lay the first panel. Make sure you align the flooring by holding each parquet panel at a 45-degree angle, align the tongue-and-grooves between the new panel and the already laid one on the sub-floor. Once the panels are aligned, lay the new panel into the adhesive.
To achieve the best results of the parquet floor, repeat applying areas of adhesive and laying parquet panels until all except the last row of parquet panels have been laid. After measuring the last row of parquet panels, lay the last row. For maximum efficiency, wait at least 24 hours after the installation is complete before walking on your new parquet floor. Make sure you take your time, so as to prevent gaps in the pattern. You can also sand your parquet floor when adding the adhesive.
When you have hardwood flooring installed such as a parquet floor, there are just as many advantages and disadvantages of having this type of floor. The main advantage of the parquet floor is that it is easy to maintain and clean because stains and dirt does not stick to it. The wooden tiles do not fade away unlike even the most flashy and expensive carpets.
The parquet floor is strong and tough, and even if you drop something, you don’t have to worry about the floor getting dented or damaged. Hardwood floors also increase the value of your home. Many people nowadays look for houses whose flooring is made from hardwood. The biggest disadvantage of the parquet floor is the expense, but remember, nothing good comes cheap.