Guide for parquet in plank look

A parquet in plank look can consist of both multilayer construction and solid wood. Some laminates imitate the appearance of planks, which derive their character mainly from their enormous longitudinal dimensions and the corresponding joint profiles.

Leger direction and board width decide

The main character trait in the plank look is the generosity that is given to a room. Therefore, the large parquet is recommended especially in large spaces. Depending on the laying direction of the planks, the visual effect of the room can be widened wider, longer or deeper.

For elongated rooms such as corridors or corridors, the plank look has a special function. Parquet laid crosswise to the running direction can soften the "tube shape", while elongated parquet can enhance this effect.

The psychological effect of the plank look is not to be underestimated. Parquet laid crosswise to the running direction can have a blocking effect, while parquet, laid lengthways, gives the room an infinite depth. Here as far as possible optical simulations should be used before deciding on the course direction.

In addition to the laying direction, the width of the individual planks influences the overall appearance. Basically, wider planks fit into larger rooms, and narrower products look more appropriate in smaller rooms. However, especially in borderline cases with the sensitive selection of the width between the joints, you can use the plank look as a helper of the overall effect of the room.

A broad plank look on the floor of slightly smaller rooms can make the overall impression look bigger if the width of the individual elements is not too large. Narrow floorboard widths have a stronger "leading" effect and, in the case of an inharmonious course of the floorboard appearance, create a very restless room atmosphere.

Dark colors are more subtle

Dark woods and surfaces dominate much less the look of a parquet. If you have to make compromises for structural reasons, check in doubt as to how far the plank look changes through the color.

Tips & Tricks

Try out your parquet in plank look before. You can do this with the help of simulation programs on the websites of many manufacturers or furnishing portals. Sample samples with plank quantities from five pieces serve as a sample display and evaluation. If necessary, you can also test the influence of the later plank look with simple wooden slats or paperboard strands.

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