Every beautiful room starts with an immaculate floor, and there is something so timeless and perfect about wooden floors that make them a favourite with most families. They are the foundation of your home and must be installed correctly. It’s no wonder that installing floorboards continues to be a popular trend, and one of the easiest and most effective methods of installing floors, and that parquet flooring reigns supreme in homes and villas all over the world. Let’s take a look at the differences between parquet and laminate flooring.
What is parquet?
Parquet is a type of floor covering made of 100% wood boards with a thickness ranging from 10 mm to 1 cm. It is very popular in private homes because of its ability to retain heat effectively, but it is also perfect for those who want to give their rooms a refined look.
The installation of parquet
However, in order to know which parquet wood is the most suitable, it is also necessary to decide which type of installation is easiest to handle in a given house. Some laying systems, in fact, require less time and expense: let’s take a look at all the ways to install a parquet floor.
- Floating parquet or laminate flooring: this is the simplest and most economical method, as it does not require the boards to be fixed to the floor. It requires no masonry work or drilling and can be laid in any room.
- Solid parquet: this type is the most classic and consists of installing the boards after a more or less lengthy process of drilling and gluing them to the floor. It is a covering that can even last for decades, provided it is maintained over time with proper cleaning.
- Brushed parquet: its installation does not differ from that of solid wood, but an additional treatment called “brushing” is added, in which a machine is passed over the boards to polish them. This process must be repeated at least once every 5 to 6 years, and requires, of course, a separate expense.
What is floorboards?
As we have seen, floorboards is a flooring installation that does not require the use of nails. Instead of nailing the wooden planks together, they are fixed by fitting them together like a puzzle. Thus, the floor is more or less “floating” on the substrate instead of being firmly attached to it.
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Floating floors make installation quick, easy and budget-efficient. Generally, a floating floor is a floor covering made of wood or wood-like materials and is between 15 mm and 28 mm thick. However, this method works for a variety of flooring materials, from plywood to concrete to vinyl sheets or even porcelain tiles. However, as you can imagine, a floating floor can be a little hollow underfoot if it is not installed correctly or the subfloor is not properly prepared.
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