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Parquet flooring - Classic and beautiful flooring - Good tips for the selection

Parquet flooring - Classic and beautiful flooring - Good tips for the selection

is a type of floor that fits in many environments. It has long been used as a "finger floor" in the living room and in the lounge. The floor fits as well in the turn of the century as in the fun villa or in the main building in the middle of the city. Thanks to the many different varieties of parquet flooring, it is possible to find a color and a pattern that is perfect for the intended space. Classic parquet flooring

Parquet flooring is a classic and very beautiful floor. It is also a common floor in our Swedish homes, especially when it comes to flooring for living and dining rooms. With a blanket mat underneath it also becomes a quiet floor that feels comfortable to walk on. It is seen as exclusive quality flooring in a home, and is in many aspects a more durable material than genuine wood floors. To begin with, there are no large slots in a parquet floor. There is also a floor that does not move as much as a wooden floor. This is due to the fact that the fibers in the floor are directed to different directions in the different layers, which equals the pressure of temperature changes and moisture.


Parquet flooring is basically a floor of short wood products laid in a pattern. From the beginning the woods were massive. Such are still available today, at least for short stave parcels. But the most common now is a parquet floor called lamellar parket. A laminated flooring floor is made up of several layers of material, where the surface layer consists of real wood. Then there will be a layer of particle board, alternatively transverse slats (hence the name). Bottom is a layer of furufanér.

High-edge parket

High-edge parket is also known as an industrial sheet. It is a type of parquet floor where the end tree is laid upwards. The parquet was from the beginning a way of taking advantage of the residues from conventional parquet production. Today it is very popular as floor because it is so weary, not least in public environments.

Lamell parquet

A lamellar parquet may have different thicknesses on the surface layer that forms the visible part of the floor. Standard is a fairly thick surface layer which allows the floor to be grinded a number of times. How many times depends partly on how thick the surface layer is, and partly on how hard the floor is grinded. When the slats are slightly thinner (8 to 10 mm), the parquet is called the mosaic parquet. Veneer flooring means that the surface is only one millimeter thick. It can not be sanded at all.

Different Patterns

Previously, every little piece of wood was delivered individually, called a shelf. There is still today, but is less common. It provides a dense puzzle job for the floor finder. Today the parquet is usually made by gluing several rods together. It is most common with three or two rods at a time. How many spells that are put together depends on how the floor is to be patterned. The patterns can vary in infinity and range from amazing creations with different woods to simpler stave boards. Classic patterns are fishbowl parcels and Dutch dressings, but there are also a number of other patterns to choose from.

The surface of parquet flooring

The surface of a parquet, regardless of variant, is generally protected by a varnish. One alternative is to oil the parquet. Modern paintings are very hard and keep the flooring for a long while, while the oil gives a softer floor. The protective lacquer means that it is the one who gets the most of the wear, not the wood layer itself. If the surface becomes tired, thicker parquet lets slip the floor and paint it to make it new. In many cases it is also possible to make parquet floors damaged.

Laying a parquet floor

A parquet floor is laid on a flat surface, and like all the wooden floors, consideration must be given to the direction in which the plank is in the room. Light and space dimensions affect this. A floor that is added to the wrong direction can look very faint and destroy a room's proportions. Parquet floors are often floated. For some parquet floors, they should be nailed or glued. In some cases, the parquet floor should also be grinded and painted after insertion. This is especially true of high-rise kicks. In other cases the floor will be finished. A normal person with eye for detail can add a parquet floor on its own. If a professional floor finder is taken for work, the root deduction can be used.

Rules can be changed, so always visit the Tax Agency's website where there is detailed information about what services are included in the root deduction.

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