Articles about hardwood flooring. How to install and maintain hardwood flooring in your homes and business premises.
It is usually said that the packaging does not make the product, however it does sell it. The final machining of the hardwood flooring might not make its essence but it represents its visible part which undoubtedly shapes the interior in which it is placed. Of course, final machining can be changed after a certain period as well as the effect it causes in the space.
Today, more and more people are looking for ways to distinguish their home from others and make it unique. As a result, many wooden floors manufacturers have come up with few new and incredibly good ideas which give wooden floors a completely new look.
At the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, ecology stops to be a trend and becomes the imperative in all segments of life. This is especially visible in the field of civil engineering because different researches have shown that even 40% of damaging emissions of CO2 in the world comes from that field.
Many families today arrange their houses and flats respecting tradition and rustic design, thus creating the warmth and comfortable atmosphere in their homes. Except for furniture and decorative elements inspired by traditional themes, the strongest effect to these interiors is given by rustic flooring.
Parquet is a serious and large investment to take its installing and lacquering for granted. To get the best appearance some effort should be made. A nice and stable appearance can be ensured only with a quality protection system. Two-component parquet varnishes, based on solvents, stand for the widely used group of products in the sphere of decoration and protection.
Wooden flooring for exterior or decking is for the surfaces which are exposed to different atmospheric influences and because of that they have to satisfy certain criteria – they have to be long lasting and resistible to rotting. Next to the everyday wood types, now people can obtain numerous exotic species. They fulfil the highest aesthetic standards, as well as quality ones.
Wood as a natural material distinguishes itself with special physical and elastic-mechanical characteristics which altogether demands special caution when choosing the material for a quality hardwood flooring installation. The market offers adhesives for parquets and ready estrich, estrich adhesives, self levelling floor compounds and parquet varnishes with wood cement fillers and cleaning products which guarantee quality operations disregarding the type of the flooring.
Heating resistance is an important characteristic of wood especially if the parquet is placed onto the floor heating. Lower value of resistance factor implies that the parquet is applicable for montage onto the floor with hot water floor heating. We advise you to choose thinner types of parquet (two-layer).
We have answered some of your most frequent questions regarding parquet floors. What is the maximum allowed moisture percentage in the foundation over which you wish to install parquet floor? Can parquet flooring be installed over existing flooring or in the bathroom? You need to know the answer to questions like these before you start installing the floors.
The old parquet is completely dried out, panels are squeaking when walked upon and some parts of your parquet are glued off from the foundation. You need to change your flooring, and the search for the new parquet intimidates you…