Which parquet can be bought for small rooms?

A small room looks more generous when a bright parquet floor is laid. The small room can also be deliberately designed with a kind of “cave character”, then dark wood species are also possible.

The laying pattern and the parquet type also have an influence on the optics. Inconspicuous laying patterns are cheaper than small, restless patterns.

The laying techniques “English Association” and “Ship Floor” are well suited, which have a restrained charisma. With a checkerboard pattern, the floor is emphasized, the pattern is a nice eye-catcher in a smaller room. However, one should take care that the pattern is not too small, otherwise the room seems very restless.

Those who prefer a particularly quiet atmosphere with a generous effect, opt for country house planks or have another floorboard laid. The herringbone pattern is generally recommended for large rooms. However, it can still fit if the furniture is economical to minimalistic.

In what strength do you buy parquet ?

The thickness or thickness of the parquet is decisive for durability. Depending on the intended use and budget, you can opt for different-strength parquet.

The height of the parquet is also important when it comes to how often the wood can be sanded.

Some clues:

  • Mosaic parquet has a thickness of eight to ten millimeters. It can be sanded four to five times.
  • Bar parquet is available with a thickness of 14 to 23 millimeters. The planks can be sanded up to five times, in some types of wood up to seven times. This also applies to ship floorands and similar floorboards.
  • In the case of prefabricated parquet, it depends on whether it is a two-layer or three-layer parquet. Two-layer parquet has a thickness of 10 to 16 millimeters. For three-layer prefabricated parquet, the thickness is 10 to 25 millimeters.

Which parquet is robust?

Parquet made of hardwood is considered very robust. The wood types oak and beechare well suited, but also exotic woods such as Merbau are characterized by the hardness. Bamboo is extremely hard and therefore resilient.

Just as important as the type of wood is the type of parquet in itself. Solid parquet is much more robust than multi-layer or prefabricated parquet.

Industrial parquet, which is almost indestructible, is suitable for special requirements. If the parquet is laid in the kitchen or in other rooms that are wetter,one should opt for a sealing with varnish.

Buy parquet with or without chamfer?

A chamfer is a bevelled edge. The individual elements of a parquet floor are called planks. At the plank, either only the long itinerae sides can be fasted or all four sides, including the two end faces. After that, the chamfers are also named: there are longitudinal bevels and end-side chamfers.

If all sides are fast, it is called a four-sided chamfer or V4 joint. If the chamfer is very little pronounced, it is a so-called microfase.

Gefaste planks give the laying pattern more structure.

The geometric character is more apparent. In addition, elements with chamfers have a practical benefit. This compensates for minimal unevenness during the transition to the next plank. The cleaning and care properties of a parquet floor with chamfer are very good.

What is the useful layer for parquet?

The useful layer is the upper part, which can be sanded and resealed during a renovation/renovation. The useful layer should be at least 3 to 6 millimeters for prefabricated parquet (e.g. ship floor). In a grinding process, it also depends on the type of wood how much is sanded. In the case of hardwood, the wood removal is lower, so the parquet can be sanded more often than softwood. With veneered parquet, the useful layer is very thin and therefore not very robust. Grinding is not possible with this parquet variant.