What kind of parquet do you buy for small rooms?

A small room appears more spacious if a light hardwood flooring is laid. However, the small room can also be deliberately designed with a kind of “cave character”, in which case dark wood species are also possible.

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

Well suited are the laying techniques “English Association” and “ship floor“, which have a restrained appearance.

A checkerboard pattern is used to accentuate the floor, the pattern is a beautiful eye-catcher in a smaller room. However, you should make sure that the pattern is not too small, otherwise the room will look very restless.

If, on the other hand, you prefer a particularly quiet atmosphere with a generous effect, you can opt for planks or have another planks installed. The herringbone pattern is generally recommended for large rooms. But it can still fit if the furniture is economical to minimalist.

In what thickness do you buy parquet?

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

The height of the parquet is also important in determining how often the wood can be sanded.

Some clues:

  • Mosaic parquet has a thickness of eight to ten millimetres. It can be sanded four to five times g.
  • Strip parquet is available with a thickness of 14 to 23 millimetres. The planks can be sanded up to five times, and in some species up to seven times. This also applies to ship floor and similar floor boards.
  • With finished parquet it depends on whether it is a two-layer or three-layer parquet. Two-layer parquet has a thickness of 10 to 16 millimetres. With three-layer finished parquet the thickness is 10 to 25 millimetres.

Which parquet is robust?

Hardwood parquet is considered to be very robust. Well suited are the wood species oak and beech, but also exotic woods such as merbau are characterised by their hardness. Bamboo is extremely hard and accordingly resilient.

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

For special requirements, industrial parquet is suitable, which is almost indestructible. If the parquet is laid in the kitchen or in other rooms that are more humid, you should opt for a sealing with lacquer. In addition, gluing using parquet adhesive is always more robust than a floating installation.

Buy parquet with or without bevel?

A chamfer is a bevelled edge. The individual elements of a parquet floor are called planks. Either only the long sides of the plank can be chamfered, or all four sides, including the two front sides.

The chamfers are also named after this: There are long side chamfers and end side chamfers.

If all sides are chamfered, one speaks of a four-sided chamfer or V4 joint. If the bevel is only very slightly pronounced, it is a so-called micro bevel.

Bevelled planks give the laying pattern more structure.

The geometric character is more apparent. Elements with chamfers also have a practical use. This compensates for minimal unevenness in the transition to the next plank. The cleaning– and care properties of a parquet floor with bevel are very good.

What is the wear layer of parquet?

The top layer is the upper part which can be sanded down and resealed in the case of a renovation/renovation.

The wear layer should be at least 3 to 6 millimetres for finished parquet (e.g. ship floor). During a sanding process it also depends on the type of wood how much sanding is done. With hardwood the wood removal is lower, so the parquet can be sanded more often than softwood.

With veneered parquet the wear layer is very thin and therefore not very robust. Sanding is not possible with this type of parquet. For this reason, you should use a office chair underlay especially in places subject to heavy loads, such as office chairs.