The parquet flooring is made up of solid wood that can range in thickness from 10 mm to 22 mm or assembly of individual elements of wood with a minimum thickness of 2.5 mm to a support which can be made of birch plywood or other first laying.
A house decorated with wooden floors is an elegant house, warm and welcoming. Due to its characteristics, its properties and the aesthetic, the parquet flooring is one of the most beautiful and functional, able to confer personality to the rooms. Great charm also have the matching between natural stone and hardwood floors, natural materials that give a warmth and a unique look to the rooms.
One of the most seductive of the parquet is its change with time: the wood is a “live” material, which is transformed and that tends to change color when in contact with air and moisture.
Contrary to popular belief, keep a hardwood floor in good condition is not difficult: it takes some tricks to make the floor last decades. The floors of the new generation are also designed to resist moisture much better, and it’s even rarer that may be damaged.
One of the most seductive aspects of the parquet is its change with time: the wood is a “live” material, which is transformed and that tends to change color when in contact with air and moisture.
Contrary to popular belief, to keep a hardwood floor in good condition is not difficult: it takes some tricks to make the floor last decades. The floors of the new generation are also designed to resist moisture much better, and it’s even rarer that may be damaged.
The main parquet floors are divided into:
• SOLID WITHOUT JOINTS ON THE EDGES, FROM ROUGH FINISH WORK
• SOLID WITH JOINTS ON THE EDGES, FROM ROUGH FINISH WORK
• SOLID WITH JOINTS ON THE EDGES, PREFINISHED
• SOLID WITH JOINTS ON THE EDGES hooked, PREFINISHED
• FINISHED PLYWOOD
• INLAID SOLID END TO WORK
• CARVED FROM SOLID END IN OPERA
In addition to these traditional flooring hardwood monolayer are on the market so-called multilayer prefinished floors composed of an upper layer of noble wood , the thickness of which can vary , depending on the product , from 6 mm to less than 1 mm ( called veneered panels ) : commonly the thickness is about 3/5 mm . Below 2.5 mm thick remember that it is not to define floors. When the top layer of wood is glued to a wooden support sweet talk of two layers , which may be multilayered (ie more sheets of about 1 mm thick each) or lamellar (ie, a single sheet several millimeters thick ) . The European birch plywood into account the stability of the top ( do not create gaps between the boards ) . The lamellar possibly can be offset by gluing a strip of the same essence ( in order to have a “sandwich” symmetrical) that will be the one that will then actually placed (in this case floating ) on the substrate ( pre-finished three layers) .
In the market there are many types of floors to suit every taste or need of furnishing: oak parquet, laminate parquet, the innovative and eco-friendly bamboo floors, floating wood floors and many more.
Usually a distinction is made between light wood, red wood, wood browns and dark woods. In addition to color and grain, the size and arrangement of the strips may vary, helping to define the style of furniture. The laying of parquet can be checked, for example, herringbone, quarterdeck, Versailles-style and so on.
Noble woods commonly used are: oak, doussié, oak, olive, walnut, iroko, teak, merbau, afrormosia, beech, cabreuva, Panga Panga and Padouk.
The final treatment can be oil or paint. The oil finish (those plants have almost zero toxic residues) require constant maintenance and is not waterproof in the first period of life (about a year with proper maintenance) therefore is subject to halos, but gives the most natural appearance.
The paints are easier to maintain and market if they are “natural UV or wax effect” with less gloss than gloss paints satin (semi-gloss).
The styles of floors:
between the styles of parquet laying the best known are:
Polishing of parquet:
Polishing the wooden floor is the process of leveling and smoothing of its surface. The polishing operations are not able to correct the defects of flatness of the support on which the floor is laid. The sanding is done with polishing machines equipped with abrasive material; can only be started after the stabilization of the wooden floor, taking into account the environmental conditions of temperature and humidity (about 15 days after the installation).
Painting the parquet:
The paint roller is performed using high quality tools. Each coat of paint, before the next application, must be sufficiently dry and then sanded. Today there are polyurethane coatings to water “bi components” paints of the past are no longer usable. The average length of finish paint varies depending on conditions of use and maintenance; However, it is never less than 7/10 years. The cleaning is carried out with a damp cloth.
Our company is specialized in the selection of the best brands of flooring, and is now able to offer and put in place the best floors of every type and color in all the woods.
Among the types of parquet on sale in our shop you’ll find:
• floating parquet: a true innovation in the world of floors thanks to the system that simplifies the installation;
• parquet laminate: parquet flooring made with the latest technology to make the floor resistant to scratches and moisture without sacrificing aesthetics;
• pre-finished parquet: cheap and quick to lay – the right floor for those who want to build or restructuring of an environment quickly;
• Industrial floors: parquet of this trend is characterized by the design, refinement and great strength;
• parquet brushed romantic and chic, brushed the floors adds a touch of class to any room;
• Parquet for Outdoor and for boats : who said that the parquet is not well in the garden? With our solutions for exterior floors you can have a wonderful wooden floor even in outdoor environments.
The staff of our store is at your disposal to guide you in choosing the flooring, making you touch the most beautiful wood and fine display in the large showroom of the store and helping you find the right solution according to the style and type of furnishings that you want to achieve in your home.
Thanks to its long experience in the sale and installation of wood flooring and home improvement materials, Borga Design is able to offer a high quality service delivery, laying, sanding and polishing of wooden floors.