Which parquet types are there

The usual floor coverings made of wood include cork and bamboo among the parquet materials. The products range from individual elements made of solid wood to a thin veneered surface layer. Laying patterns, types of wood, method of fixing and pretreatment are further distinguishing criteria.

Multilayer or massive

Multi-layer parquets are composed of one to two carrier layers, on which a real wood wear layer is applied. The wear layer has a thickness of 2.5 millimeters and can make up to half of the total thickness of parquet.

Solid parquet consists of continuous solid wood elements with thicknesses of more than ten millimeters. These parquet types are more expensive and longer lasting than multi-layered products

Engineered parquet or raw surface

Thanks to modern production techniques, already pre-treated prefinished parquet is widespread. It is already sealed with lacquer or oiled and waxed and can be used immediately after laying.

The more classic parquet has an untreated surface, which is sanded and sealed after installation. Especially with small parquet types such as chopsticks parquet is rarely worked with prefinished parquet.

Laying bandages and patterns

The classical laying associations are the parallel band, which includes the popular ship's bottom, and the herringbone, whose most famous representative is the French herringbone with a rectangular laying pattern.

The braided bandages include cube parquets, in which small squares squares are laid rotated at right angles to each other. Spiral-shaped slats are among the parquet floors, as well as the mosaic parquet. In the case of the lamparket, the slats are larger and it is also part of the strip parquets such as the industrial parquet, which is also known as the edgebanding parquet.

The queen among the parquet is called the board parquet known from castles, museums and other historical buildings. It consists of geometric arrangements of wooden panels.

Wood, bamboo or cork

Most parquet types are made of wood such as the native trees maple, beech, ash or oak. The global trade has also helped tropical shrubs such as mahogany, rosewood and teak to a wide spread.

Also known as parquet types are cork or bamboo floor coverings whose similar laying patterns and entanglement techniques extend the range of parquet types.

Glued or floating laid

The more fragmented a parquet is, the more often it is glued. Basically, each parquet can be glued and thus receives a lower sound level than floating variants.

Floating parquet is easier and less laborious to lay and can be easily dismantled if necessary. Impact sound-absorbing measures can restrict the noise development and evaporating adhesives are not available.

Tips & Tricks

Almost all large and large parquet manufacturers present their parquet in sample exhibitions or showrooms. Visit several suppliers and get detailed information about advantages and disadvantages and the special suitability of the different types of parquet.

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