Interior design trends may come and go but a few things will always be certain. One of those constants is that parquet wood flooring will always remain a great choice for those who are looking to redo their floors. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why parquet has stayed a competitive choice throughout all these years.
It is Affordable
Parquet is often compared to the very similar solid wood flooring. It is a comparison which we ourselves will make many times throughout this article. Whatever their differences and various advantages might be, parquet will always beat solid wood flooring on one crucial point; cost.
Since Parquet Wood Flooring is made up of several layers of wood, only the top visible layer needs to be your wood of choice. The layers underneath can be something a little bit cheaper which allows the overall cost of the floor to be brought down. This is always something to consider if you are working to a budget on your renovations.
It is Durable
Wood floors may not always be the best in bathrooms or kitchens where there is likely to be a lot of heat and water. Too much moisture in wood will cause it to swell and warp and even the best underlays can’t always help. However, this not necessarily the case with parquet.
The layers of parquet flooring are laid at 90-degree angles to one another. This helps to reduce the movement in the wood and stops it expanding too much. Ultimately, you will notice that your parquet lasts a lot longer since it cannot warp as much as solid wood flooring.
What’s more, since it is made of various different types of wood, you can choose to incorporate a bit of smart thinking in your choices for the lower levels. The lower levels are what determines the strength and impact absorption of the floor. Choosing the right wood will help you to get your hands on a floor which can handle quite literally anything you throw at it.
It is Warm
One of the worst feelings in winter is cold floors under your feet. No-one likes leaving their toasty beds for a bathroom trip only to have bare feet meet a cold bathroom floor. This is not a problem when you choose parquet flooring.
Due to the structure of the layers, it is actually possible to have underfloor heating with your parquet. This is a luxury that many dream of but few choose to implement because they think it isn’t possible with a wooden floor. With a solid wood floor that is certainly true, but a parquet floor can easily include the necessary wiring for underfloor heating.
A little luxury, a great floor, and no cold feet for you! Sounds like a win-win situation to us!
It is Easy to Install
Many different types of parquet can come with no glue solutions. All you need to do is slot the parquet together; no mess, no fuss!
Even if it does not come ready to slot together, parquet is still quick and easy for even the most novice of installers. You can find plenty of tutorials and tips online for easy installation. If you are still struggling, consider looking at YouTube for video tutorials which you can follow along. The other great advantage is that the finish is also already applied which means that there is no extra work required there. Once installed, you are good to go.
It Lasts for a Long Time
Parquet is one of the longest lasting flooring types on the market. There is a reason why many stunning properties around the UK can be bought with parquet flooring which was laid decades ago.
Carpets will only last a few years until they begin to become worn and haggard. The same can be said for hardwood floors; they require a tremendous amount of effort to keep them looking as good as they did when they were installed. If you are looking for a floor which is going to resist time as well as the general wear and tear of everyday living, then parquet flooring is a good option. That way, you don’t have to keep re-investing and you have a product that is built to last.
There are Many Patterns Available
There is more variety than you think when it comes to parquet flooring. This means that you can ensure that it fits in with the décor of your home, no matter what style you are going for.
They also come in many colours. This means whether you are going for something warmer, or something a bit more vibrant – you will find something to suit your needs. You can also easily accessorise parquet flooring if you want to add a bit of colour. You could look into adding a nice rug to add some vibrancy, and it’s cost-effective to change rugs which would give a different look.
Easy to Maintain
Maintaining parquet flooring is easier than you may think. You can vacuum your floor just like you would if you had a carpet, and due to the patterns – the vacuum can get between the cracks. For a quick spruce, you can also give your flowing a sweep. You can use a normal sweeping brush, or else you can go for a dry mop. There are mops on the market that actually have specific accessories for wooden and parquet floors. If you want to make sure it continues to look as good as new for the duration – you can get specialised parquet flooring products. This will also place an extra sealant on the floor to ensure it remains protected.
As you can see, there are many advantages to choosing parquet flooring. Make sure it’s on your list of options if you are looking to spruce up your home.